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Dec 2015: New State-Of-The-Art Servo-Punch Press

Solo Rail Solutions have invested in a new state of the art servo-punch press. The prima power 6x combines energy savings and ergonomics with superb accuracy and productivity.

Designed to offer versatile capacity Prima Power’s new machine control and user interface software with touch screen panel ensures fast set up and convenient operation.

Ability to process 3,000 mm x 1,500 mm (E6x) or 4,300 mm x 1,500 mm (E8x) sheets allows a greater range of work with minimal handling.

Latest News

Siemens awards Solo for dedicated service solutions

Solo attended the Siemens annual supplier event 2018 on the 22nd November. The event was an opportunity for select suppliers to showcase their expertise...
Posted: Wednesday 28th November 2018 Read more...

Solo is on a mission in Berlin

Taking this international opportunity to develop new business relations. Solo Directors (left to right) Rob Pugh, Mark Hughes and Rob Swadkin have flown into...
Posted: Thursday 20th September 2018 Read more...

NEW WOOD MACHINING

As part of Solo’s strategy to provide clients with a total service solution, the company has now invested in a new state-of –the- art...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Read more...

WOODWORKS FOR SOLO

Solo’s new woodworking division is already paying dividends and extending the companies reputation amongst leading rail manufactures. From Luggage racks to flooring, cubicles and...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Read more...

SOLO TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS

Solo prides itself on looking at a project from a TOTAL SOLUTIONS perspective, and where an issue (potential or existing) can be identified to...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Read more...

SEAT CLEANING SERVICES

Solo has built a reputation for quality rail solutions in particular doors, interiors and ancillary components, now they are looking to add to the...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Read more...

SEAT REPAIR AND RENEW

As part of Solo’s business development strategy Solo has extended it’s interior solutions offer with the addition of a complete seat overhaul and renew...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Read more...

PROTOTYPE TO FINISHED BUILD

A new contract for luggage racks has proven a very innovative project for Solo. With the new on-site facilities in particular wood-machining coming online,...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Read more...

NEW BONDING FACILITY

Solo has now relocated its Biggin Hill bonding facility to its newly acquired 25,0000 sq. unit at its Long Acre site in Birmingham. New...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Read more...

SOLO ARE IN TOP SPOT

SOLO IS IN BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL’S TOP 50 BY TURNOVER GROWTH A new report by auditors BDO has put Solo Rail Solutions in the...
Posted: Monday 6th August 2018 Read more...

GROWING SOLO

As part of the long-term business strategy Solo Rail have expanded their facilities at the Long Acre site located in Birmingham. The total footprint...
Posted: Monday 12th March 2018 Read more...

DEVELOPING SUCCESS

Solo Rail is developing the next phase to supply Hitachi in the UK. Lightweight honeycomb ceiling panels are entering production and due to commence...
Posted: Monday 12th March 2018 Read more...

NEW CAB BACK WALL ASSEMBLIES

Solo Rail has begun production of Cab back Wall assemblies for long- term client Bombardier. Lo Train build of the successful Aventra Platform. Solo...
Posted: Monday 12th March 2018 Read more...

Solo supports Hitachi Rail GWR Class 802’s

Solo Rail is providing a full turnkey solution for Hitachi Rail Transportation. The interior cubicles are for the five-car Class 802 the first of...
Posted: Monday 12th March 2018 Read more...

Solo breathes new life into old 442 Class electric.

Solo has begun work on refurbishment of the 30year old Class 442 Electric multiple units as part of a new contract. Solo Rail are...
Posted: Monday 12th March 2018 Read more...

MAJOR REFURBISHMENT

Solo Rail have begun work on a major refurbishment contract of class 444 & class 450 vehicles for Siemens UK. The work comprises luggage...
Posted: Monday 12th March 2018 Read more...

Rob Pugh & Dave Hunt host a visit from Hitachi

Lead by Hitachi Rail Europe’s Sourcing Manager Rob O’Hara & Hitachi High-Tech’s Junichi Hara manager from Hitachi’s Group Global Business Department. Hara San translated...
Posted: Tuesday 19th September 2017 Read more...

Solo begins work on WABTEC MK 3 project.

Solo Rail Solutions has begun the manufacture of components for WABTEC RAIL MK 3. The contract supports WABTEC’s installation of power sliding doors to...
Posted: Tuesday 4th July 2017 Read more...

Hitachi 9 Car enters production

Solo Rail Solutions has increased its production for IEP project Cubicles and ducting to cater for the introduction of the next phase of the...
Posted: Tuesday 4th July 2017 Read more...

More Room to Manoeuvre

Solo Rail Solutions is increasing it’s overall product development and production capacity. In addition to the existing 25,000 sq.ft Assembly facility located on the...
Posted: Tuesday 4th July 2017 Read more...

New Plant adds even greater capacity.

Solo Rail Solutions is developing initiatives to increase productivity and capability. The latest investment in Solo’s manufacturing processes is the addition to existing press...
Posted: Tuesday 4th July 2017 Read more...

Solo Railtex 2017 FREE PRIZE DRAW

Solo Rail Solutions Railtex 2017 Free Prize Draw...
Posted: Monday 15th May 2017 Read more...

Solo Toast a Great Show

The directors of Solo celebrate a very successful Railtex 2017. We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand, including existing clients and...
Posted: Thursday 11th May 2017 Read more...

Solo Railtex 2017 Highlights

Solo Rail Solutions Railtex 2017 highlights....
Posted: Wednesday 10th May 2017 Read more...

Solo Stands Proud at Railtex 2017

Solo Rail Solutions presented the best of British at Railtex 2017 taking place at the NEC Birmingham (May 9-11). Promoting the companies ethos of...
Posted: Wednesday 10th May 2017 Read more...

Solo complete 1st stage of international contract

Solo have completed the first stage of a turnkey fabrication ready for installation. The contract for client Hitachi Rail Europe is a complete cubicle...
Posted: Tuesday 9th May 2017 Read more...

Solo Increases Design Capability

Solo has increased it’s in-house design capability by recruiting highly experienced designers to the team. This will help support new and existing contracts and...
Posted: Tuesday 9th May 2017 Read more...

Solo at Railtex 2017

Solo is exhibiting at Railtex 2017 visit us at stand F31. Rob Swadkin Solo Production Director said “Exhibiting at Railtex 2017 Solo Rail Solutions...
Posted: Tuesday 9th May 2017 Read more...

IEP production now in full swing

Production of lightweight cubicles assemblies and HVAC ducting for the prestigious Hitachi IEP programme is now running at a train set per week in...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Read more...

Solo embarks on servitization programme

Solo have commenced work on a programme with Aston Business school to look at the prospect of introducing servitization to its business model. The...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Read more...

Solo in Europe

Solo have secured an initial order to supply Hitachi rail Italy with equipment for the West of England Hitachi AT300 fleet. The trains will...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Read more...

Solo to exhibit at Railtex 17

Solo will be exhibiting at the 13th International exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services to be held at the NEC Birmingham 9-11th May...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Read more...

Solo begins deliveries on 92 Electrostar vehicles

Solo rail have begun deliveries on the latest Electrostar project for Bombardier. The scope of supply includes complete ceilings/lighting, side ceilings, heater covers and...
Posted: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Read more...

Solo Christmas Charity

Solo is supporting a charitable raffle draw in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital for a representative (David Wheat) one our valued Clients – Vossloh...
Posted: Monday 19th December 2016 Read more...

May 2016: Gearing up for IEP production

Following the development stage, Solo are now gearing up for production of the IEP project for Hitachi Rail Europe. A dedicated facility is being...
Posted: Monday 16th May 2016 Read more...

Apr 2016: Door projects expand

Replacement door production continues to expand with the addition of class 158 door leaves destined for ASR and Northern Rail, along with class 317’s...
Posted: Monday 16th May 2016 Read more...

Feb 2016: Rebranding continues

The re-branding of the business is now virtually complete with all facilities and vehicles now decked out in the new signage and livery. The...
Posted: Monday 16th May 2016 Read more...

Jan 2016: Solo begin work on Major contract for Hitachi Rail Europe

Solo Rail Solutions are delighted to have been selected to manufacture a range of lightweight cubicle assemblies and HVAC ducting for the IEP project,...
Posted: Monday 16th May 2016 Read more...

Dec 2015: New State-Of-The-Art Servo-Punch Press

Solo Rail Solutions have invested in a new state of the art servo-punch press. The prima power 6x combines energy savings and ergonomics with...
Posted: Tuesday 1st December 2015 Read more...

Nov 2015: Vossloh Kiepe UK

Solo Rail Solutions have secured an order to manufacture 105 sets of complete CET tanks and associated installation bracketry for Vossloh Kieppe UK.  The...
Posted: Monday 30th November 2015 Read more...

Mar 2015: Solo to exhibit at Railtex

Solo Rail Solutions will be exhibiting at the UK’s premier rail event Railtex 15 at the NEC 12-14 May. Look out for us on...
Posted: Monday 11th May 2015 Read more...

Nov 2015: Bombardier Electrostar

Solo Rail Solutions have recently completed the 500th build of Electrostar interiors for Bombardier transportation. The scope includes fully finished ceiling modules with HVAC...
Posted: Monday 30th November 2015 Read more...

May 2015: Railtex Exhibition

Directors Dave Hunt, Mark Hughes, Rob Pugh and Rob Swadkin at Railtex 2015, meeting old friends and establishing new ones....
Posted: Wednesday 13th May 2015 Read more...

Apr 2015: Solo Fabrications Rebrand

In line with the strategic direction of the company Solo Fabrications changed to Solo Rail Solutions in 2014. In April the company rebranded to...
Posted: Wednesday 13th May 2015 Read more...

Feb 2015: Angel trains award class 158 door leaves

Angle trains have placed an initial order for 5 train sets of direct replacement class 158 door leaves for fitting to Northern Rail fleet....
Posted: Monday 11th May 2015 Read more...

Dec 2014: Solo awarded order for Electrostar class 387/2 interiors

Solo Rail Solutions is delighted to announce further orders from Bombardier for supply of 108 carriages of interiors for the new fleet of class...
Posted: Monday 11th May 2015 Read more...

Nov 2014: Solo attains ISO 14001/18001 certification

Solo Rail Solutions has successfully completed the implementation and audits to be certified for BS OSHAS 18001 2007 and BS EN 14001 2004. After...
Posted: Monday 11th May 2015 Read more...

Sept 2014: Solo delivers 1st unit sets of direct replacement doors.

Following the recent acquisition of Rex Bousfield Mass Transit Division, Solo delivered the first of multiple unit sets of direct replacement door leaves for...
Posted: Monday 11th May 2015 Read more...

July 2014: Solo Acquires Rex Bousfield Mass Transit Division

Solo Rail Solutions has successfully completed the acquisition of Rex Bousfield Mass Transit division. This move adds the ability to offer bonded lightweight products...
Posted: Monday 11th May 2015 Read more...

Bombardier 5-a-side Tournament

Solo have entered a team to play in the 5 a side knock out tournament to be held at Derby County FC’s Pride Park...
Posted: Thursday 7th May 2015 Read more...