Antonia Edwards

Petards Group announces the acquisition of Affini Technology Limited

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Affini Technology Limited, a leading specialist in the supply of rail, traffic and defence solutions, to the Petards Group.   The acquisition of this leading wireless technology provider has been agreed at approximately £2.8 million. And we look forward to welcoming the company into the Petards Group portfolio. …

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We are exhibiting at Rolling Stock Network 2024

We are delighted to be exhibiting at Rolling Stock Network (RSN) 2024, on Thursday July 4, 2024 at Derby Arena. Now in its fifth year, RSN is a full-scale, international rail show focused specifically on passenger and freight rolling stock, technical enhancements, depot equipment, ancillary services and the rail supply chain in 2024. Our team …

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Driver Controlled Operation: Enhancing rail passenger safety

There are more than 3 billion Platform-Train-Interface (PTI) events as trains enter and despatch stations, and passengers board trains. The Rail Safety and Standards Board reports: ‘The risk to passengers at the Platform Train Interface (PTI) is equivalent to nearly 13 fatalities each year, and 48% of the total passenger fatality risk on the mainline …

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Petards Rail achieves EcoVadis Platinum rating

Petards Joyce-Loebl, which is formed of divisions Petards Rail and Petards Defence, has achieved the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum rating. Petards Joyce-Loebl’s Platinum rating, which is EcoVadis’ highest recognition awarded for sustainability performance, places the company among the top 1% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis in the past twelve months. EcoVadis is a global provider of …

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We have strengthened our team with new procurement manager

We are delighted to have appointed Calvin Fahey to the role of procurement manager. Calvin is Level 3 Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) certified and brings with him near a decade’s worth of experience within procurement-related roles. In his role, Calvin will spearhead our procurement team and processes, ensuring the timely and cost-effective …

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How innovation is keeping the rail industry on track

In the first of two guest writer features with Rail Business Daily, David Muse our Chief Technical Architect, talks innovation – from its impact on the rail industry, to the ground-breaking Automatic Selective Door Operation (ASDO) system he helped to develop. Innovation has always been critically important in the rail industry. And now more than …

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Overcoming barriers to innovation in the rail industry

In the second of two guest writer features with Rail Business Daily on innovation, David Muse, Chief Technical Architect, discusses the barriers – and explains how rail organisations can overcome them, all while learning from other sectors. At Petards Rail, our focus is delivering cutting-edge projects within the rail industry, an environment that demands precision …

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ASDO: Increase safety and minimise dwell time

Our Automatic Selective Door Operation (ASDO) solution has been designed and developed harnessing decades of industry expertise to maximise fleet availability, minimise dwell time, and increase rail safety. What is the Petards Rail ASDO? The Petards Rail ASDO is not just a door system; it’s a smart solution that anticipates and adapts to the unique …

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