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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Rail firm on track to expand

1 – TBM Rail's Neil Pointon (left) with director Neil Smith at the Crewe depot

A Crewe-based railway company has recruited a business development manager as it looks to the future to expand its passenger comfort services across the UK rail industry.

TBM Rail, based at Marshfield Bank Business Park, provides train toilet and tank servicing expertise. They also offer specialist seat cover dry-cleaning, electrical charge points, door sensors, washroom equipment and safety grab poles.

The company has grown considerably over the last decade and now supports train operators across the country.

Neil Pointon has joined the firm as business development manager to expand the range of products and services offered as the railway industry embarks on an exciting phase of change and investment.

Neil brings over twenty years’ engineering and railway experience to TBM Rail, having handled major accounts around the UK and mainland Europe.

For some time he has specialised in the supply and overhaul of brake equipment, working with most train operating companies.

He said: “The transport industry is constantly changing, and that’s part of the attraction – there is something new every day.

“At TBM Rail I will be looking for new opportunities both within the rail passenger and freight markets, offering spares management solutions to both.

“There are also ways that we can expand component cleaning services currently supplied to the industry, and also to bus and coach companies.

“Having a wealth of trusted contacts is a real bonus, but I am always keen to attend exhibitions and industry networking events to keep abreast of the latest developments.”

Neil Smith, TBM Director, said: “Neil has tremendous experience dealing with major railway companies, and his knowledge and contacts will bring a host of fresh opportunities to TBM Rail.

“That’s great news for Crewe and Cheshire as our growth will also boost the local economy.

“Over the years we have always recruited locally, encouraged training and career development. Neil brings skills to the business that will benefit the whole team here in Crewe.”

TBM Rail is currently working on other products and technologies to improve journeys for passengers. The ongoing digital transformation will open up new markets and provide a range of high-tech services to rail customers.

For further details about TBM Rail visit www.tbmrail.com.

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Photo attached:

1 – TBM Rail's Neil Pointon (left) with director Neil Smith at the Crewe depot

Notes to editors:

• TBM Rail was established in 2009 to provide cost-effective solutions for the railway industry

• TBM Rail cleans seating for train operators, including GWR/Hitachi Class 800 IEP fleet

• TBM Rail has cleaned over 175,000 seat covers for UK rail operators since 2014

• TBM Rail also services train toilet tanks at the Crewe base and at depots around the UK

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