Keltbray Aspire has opened a new 20,000 sq ft facility in Rugby, Warwickshire.
The site is a major upgrade from the company’s previous facility, which was also in Rugby. It includes office space for 20 people, storage and a state of the art plant maintenance workshop for Keltbray’s fleet of more than 40 overhead line electrification road rail vehicles, which is looked after by 12 plant fitters.
Importantly, it is also has high enough ceilings and the expansive footprint to accommodate multiple vehicles at any one time, including a 32-tonne, 12-metre long Zeck Wiring Unit. It also allows for under-wheel chassis work, which was just not possible at the old depot.
Keltbray Group CEO Brendan Kerr said: “The new Dunchurch facility is strategically placed with regards to our work on all of the UK’s major rail infrastructure projects; be it in the north, south, east or west. It also meets all of our other requirements, and I am delighted to see how the organisation and utilisation of the site has come together and been so smoothly commissioned.
“I am delighted for the 22-strong team based on site, and grateful to them for their hard work and dedication. This facility is a great improvement and positions us well for continued growth in the rail electrification arena. It will make a great difference to the wellbeing of the team and boost our maintenance efficiency.”
Keltbray Aspire is part of Keltbray Group and provides overhead line electrification services on the UK’s rail infrastructure.