This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 3 2022.
The HIRD Group is a collection of companies delivering a wide range of sustainable and innovative solutions across the UK and European rail industry and beyond.
Comprised of HIRD Rail Services (HRS), HIRD Rail Development (HRD), Trough-Tec Systems (TTS) and HRD BV, the Group provides market-leading solutions to the rail industry that improve efficiencies and provide longevity. Possessing specialist industry knowledge, the HIRD Group develops ground-breaking solutions from inception to installation, working closely and collaboratively with its clients from design to delivery.
Across the group we supply:
As a group and as individual companies we are consistently and constantly identifying and delivering new ways of improving our products to ensure our clients see tangible benefits across safety, efficiency and sustainability measurables. This simultaneously supports our ethos of supplying only the best products that have been developed and designed in collaboration with our customers.
One such example of this is the HRS Coated Insulated Block Joint (IBJ) the design of which includes a hard wearing, electrically resistant, durable waterproof coating capable of extending IBJ life expectancy to over 15 years. This protective coating was subject to a thorough and extensive programme of testing that comprised:
Railway-News magazine Issue 2, April 2023: HIRD Group - Trough-Tec Systems: Supplying Sustainability, Safety & Efficiency.
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