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19.12.13

IEP exhaust manufacturer selected by Hitachi

Hitachi has selected a provider for the exhaust systems on the new Class 800 series trains, for use in the IEP contract.

Eminox has been selected as preferred partner to manufacture and supply exhaust systems to the new fleet, following a six-month selection process. The company is based in Lincolnshire.

Jamie Foster, procurement director, Hitachi Rail Europe said: “We are already working with a large number of British suppliers on the new Class 800 series trains and I am pleased that Eminox is to become another partner for us. Ensuring that our trains and their engines are as clean, efficient and environmentally friendly as possible is very important to us.

“Eminox were able to demonstrate that they had considerable experience of supplying similar systems to the rail sector successfully delivering the high standards we are looking for. We look forward to working with them.”

Nick Lyons, managing director, Eminox said: “Winning this multi million pound contract was of significant strategic importance for our company. It supported our move to a brand new larger capacity factory and has enabled us to secure the future and further develop our skilled technical staff to meet this exciting challenge.

“It also provides a platform for the company’s further growth in the European rail industry, delivering technical solutions for complex emissions problems.”

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