British Steel's rail investment and innovation to be showcased at InnoTrans 2018

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 1 Aug 2018

GUTEN Tag InnoTrans! 

British Steel will be promoting its premium rail products and services at the leading global exhibition in Germany next month.

The bi-annual event is the world's largest trade fair for the rail transport industry, and it comes with major ongoing investment in the sector by the Scunthorpe giant, ensuring it can produce its innovative track for the entire continental market.

The spend was revealed in the annual results last month, with the team now capable of producing 120m runs, while a coating facility to cope with that additional capacity is also finalised.

British Steel will be in Hall 21, Stand 208 for the three-day Berlin event from September 18, "showcasing the range of high performance rail products, designed to address specific industry needs and respond to customers' needs for extended track life and reduced life cycle costs".

InnoTrans features 200,000 sq m of exhibition space and 3,500 m of running track. On show from Scunthorpe will be: 

  • SF350 - British Steel's ‘stress-free’ heat-treated rail offers exceptional wear resistance with the lowest residual stress available, minimising the risk of foot fatigue
  • ML330 - The premium grooved rail offers enhanced wear resistance and is weld-restorable for multiple lives
  • Zinoco - British Steel's first product in the new era, a coated rail that offers the most durable solution available to combat rail corrosion in aggressive environments

As reported, Paul Martin, deputy chief executive, told how the German market was a key element in the decision to invest in longer rail production at the Scunthorpe base. 

MORE: Earnings boost and biggest investment in a decade revealed in British Steel's annual results

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