UK Loughborough-based Flotec, the supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic solutions to rail and wider industry, outlines its strategy to keep rolling stock moving…
Barry Michael Aldridge – Head of Marketing for Flotec, explains: ‘As an ethical organisation, Flotec has a responsibility and duty of care towards all stakeholders, the communities within which it operates and the environment.
‘Currently faced with globally unprecedented times, Flotec’s mission for rail is to safely and compliantly continue its manufacture of hose products to keep rolling stock moving. Whilst undergoing rapid and substantial change, train travel remains an essential mode of transport in helping key workers get to their places of employment so they can complete critical duties.
‘Inevitably, rail rolling stock requires maintenance and overhaul of all parts, especially the hydraulic systems. The Flotec service provision consists of rail hose management, coolant system enhancements and hydrostatic rail hose optimisation for traction fleets and rolling stock with the aim of minimising critical downtime.
‘Understandably, Flotec is complying with Government advice as and when it is announced whilst being empathetic towards its vital supply to industry. Those who can are currently remote working where the company has invested substantially in technology and equipment to allow for a complete and continuing service provision to its clients.
‘The manufacturing plant has been redesigned to accommodate hygiene and distancing stipulations so that essential production can continue in the safest possible manner. During these challenging times it is imperative that key workers can continue to access public transport where Flotec is instrumental in keeping rail and its passenger’s mobile.
‘Additionally, clients have access to a dedicated online store where they can specify bespoke delivery requirements. Stocking an extensive range of hydraulic and pneumatic parts, orders can be delivered next UK working day if purchased before 10.00 pm. Whilst we are all facing undeniably difficult times, it is important to continue supplying critical train parts with passenger safety being paramount.
‘Flotec will of course, continue to monitor the situation and comply fully with official requests.’