This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 2 2023.
Founded in 1967, Holmatro has more than 55 years of experience in designing, developing and producing high-pressure hydraulic tools and systems for both the industrial and rescue markets. With this experience, we challenge ourselves every day to deliver safe, reliable, durable and innovative solutions to our customers.
That is exactly what drew us to the world of rerailing. How can we use our knowledge and experience to get the job done safer, faster yet controlled and, in the end, create more (cost) efficiency in the operation? “We help make the world move forward.”
When developing a system with these parameters, you want to make sure you understand your customers’ needs. So we teamed up with ProRail; the leading Dutch rail infrastructure management company, and responsible for recovery of all derailed trains within the Netherlands.
With this co-operation, we studied and examined the rerailing systems available in the market and were able to combine years of experience in rerailing, years of experience in high-pressure hydraulics and modern technology in one single system.
“The result of our close collaboration was astounding. We have three sets of Holmatro rerailing systems in use and together they are deployed 50–60 times per year. Due to the lower weight, safety features and ergonomics of the components, the system enables us to work faster and safer. This has resulted in the fact that we could do our job in two hours less per deployment. This time reduction and more ergonomic and safer deployment has also led to less absenteeism of our employees.”
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