In this fast moving modern age, it is only reasonable for rail service providers and their clients 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 railway applications.
Throughout our time in the industry we have worked hard to build our reputation by working closely with train operating companies, original equipment manufacturers, signalling operation companies, rail engineering and rail services companies across the UK Rail market. We have successfully established ourselves as a reliable and trusted partner capable of understanding and meeting operational needs and demands.
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 maintenance, battery refurbishment and technical consultancy services to ensure on time delivery and response to our customer’s train care depots located 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. We have successfully worked alongside several TOC technical departments to develop and test maintenance free battery types for vehicle engineering changes capable of meeting the demands of the locomotive industry which is constantly developing.
All railway/rolling stock batteries are designed as 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. Our battery systems guarantee reliability for the following applications;
Older and operationally abused batteries can usually be refurbished using our test & service facility. Refurbishment is carried out under the BR.WOSS guidelines for both lead/acid and nickel cadmium batteries and returns any type or make of battery to a fully compliant working condition with an agreed warranty period offered. We are one of a very few battery providers in the UK today who still offer this service at minimal cost to our clients. Refurbishment can ensure that clients achieve an optimal life cycle of batteries along with the added benefit of identifying recurring operational problems or lack of regular maintenance in service.
Capitol Industrial Batteries have, from the outset, committed ourselves to supplying rail batteries from stock. We provide unrivalled support to depot stores and engineering personnel by holding a stock of common battery types in a state of readiness which only require a short final commissioning process. This has proved itself effective many times over in real savings to TOC’s 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 the Ministry of Defence. With this experience has come a solid reputation for being able to recognise our client’s needs and requirements quickly and accurately.
Capitol Industrial Batteries is an ISO9001 / ISO 14001 Accredited company and works closely with SEPA to protect the environment from the chemical materials used in stored energy and battery accumulators. We offer 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.
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