Capitol Industrial Batteries Supply the Rail Industry

By Laura-Jane McLeod

In this fast moving, modern age, it is only reasonable for customers of rail service providers and for that matter, rail employees to expect that equipment used on trains is of the highest quality, particularly the batteries which provide the traction and auxiliary power to carry passengers and freight safely and efficiently to their destinations.

Capitol Industrial Batteries is an independent manufacturer and supplier of all types of industrial, stationary, and transportation batteries. As a recognised leader in service provision, Capitol Industrial Batteries works closely with its valued customers to develop, manufacture and deliver both traditional and alternative types of batteries for a wide range of equipment and applications. Throughout our time in the industry we have worked hard to build our reputation by working closely with TOCs, OEMs, rail engineering and services companies and signalling operation companies across the UK rail market, successfully establishing ourselves as a reliable and trusted partner capable of understanding and meeting operational needs and demands.

A Reliable Provider of Batteries and Service to the Rail Industry

Capitol Industrial Batteries is well-known and has operated within the motive power and standby power markets for many years prior to establishing itself as a reliable provider of batteries and service to the rail industry. From our base in Glasgow and our service centre in the West Midlands we are able to provide UK-wide service covering sales, field service repairs, battery refurbishment and technical consultancy services to ensure on-time delivery and response to our customers’ train care depot locations across the country.

We manufacture and hold stocks of a range of traditional wet lead/acid and gel maintenance-free batteries to recognised BR Cat Number specifications and have successfully worked alongside several TOC technical departments to develop and test maintenance-free battery types for vehicle engineering changes capable of meeting the changing demands which the industry is currently undergoing.

Our battery systems guarantee reliability for the following applications:

  • City traffic
    – Suburban railway and underground trains
    – As traction, lighting and auxiliary power supply
  • Regional traffic
    – Railway passenger carriages and powercars
    – As diesel starting and auxiliary batteries
  • Intercity traffic
    – Railcars with diesel engines
    – Electric railcars as auxiliary power
    – Modern long-distance trains both passenger and freight as diesel starting, auxiliary power and lighting

All our train batteries are designed to be low maintenance and offer a number of safety features as standard such as fully insulated connections for both ease of repair and to comply with all current recognised BS and EN regulations.

Specialist Services

Older and operationally abused batteries can usually be refurbished using our test & service facility, carried out under the BR WOSS guidelines for both lead/acid and nickel cadmium batteries, which returns any type or make of battery to a fully compliant working condition with an agreed warranty period being offered. We are one of a very few battery providers in the UK today who still offer this service at minimal cost to the customer, as this method can ensure that they can achieve optimal life-cycle of batteries purchased along with the added benefit of identifying recurring operational problems or lack of regular maintenance in service.

Batteries for RailCapitol Industrial Batteries have from the outset committed ourselves to supplying rail batteries from stock in order to give unrivalled support to depot stores and engineering personnel through a method of holding common battery types in a state of readiness requiring only a short final commissioning process which has proved itself many times over in real savings to TOCs when experiencing unexpected battery failures, thus avoiding severe financial penalties for delayed or cancelled services.

Capitol Industrial Batteries have sold and serviced batteries and chargers for a number of time-critical industries such as airport ground handling services, hospitals and MOD; with this experience has come a solid reputation for being able to quickly understand which product is best suited to meet our customers’ needs.

Capitol Industrial Batteries is an ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 accredited company and works closely with SEPA to protect the environment from the chemical materials used in stored energy and battery accumulators by offering both a recycling and disposal service for waste batteries. We firmly believe that our range of high-quality products and accessories, together with our corporate integrity, service reputation, technical and maintenance expertise, makes us the best choice for all your battery requirements.

Capitol Industrial Batteries Systems Ltd
22 Napier Court
Wardpark North Ind Est
G68 0LG

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