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15.05.15

Garrandale uses Railtex to launch rebrand, announce new contract and director

Garrandale launched a corporate rebrand at Railtex 2015 and announced the appointment of a new director as well as a new contract with Southern Railways.

The Derby-based firm, which also works in the engineering, chemical and innovation sectors, showed off a new logo featuring a large metallic G encompassing a second smaller metallic G.

Garrandale Group CEO Malcolm Prentice said: “What the rebranding is really about is pulling all our talents together. The big G in the Garrandale is saying that all these disciplines come together in one company.”

Colin S Walton and Malcolm PrenticeHe also announced that “his friend”, Colin Walton, the former chair of Bombardier UK and the Railway Industry Association, would be joining the board as a non-executive director.

Walton said: “Garrandale is a dynamic organisation with great prospects and I am very excited at this opportunity to play a part in the company’s future. I am also delighted to be joining such a motivated team and I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues.”

Capping the trio of announcements, Prentice revealed a new contract with Southern Railways. Garrandale is to refurbish and repair the CET tanks on the TOCs’ Class 465s.

“Using our innovation and the way we think about things, because we understand how these trainsets work, the way we’re going to repair these tanks will not affect services, there will be no cancellations and we will deliver because we found a way of doing it differently. That’s what Garrandale do well,” Prentice said.

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