“We have both the capability and capacity to cater for large scale projects and have formed a reputation for delivering advanced-welding solutions at a highly competitive rate without compromising on quality.”

Karl Dean – Head of Welding

Reputation for Excellence

The Welding division offers a service that is unrivalled within the rail sector and has a reputation for delivering high productivity rates. The senior management team has over 100 years’ experience in the rail welding sector assisting in the delivery of high profile projects across the UK. Our superior client relationships have been created on a foundation of honesty and trust and have led to the Welding division being the longest-serving Network Rail (NWR) welding sub-contractor. We deliver over 9,000 welds each year with 99% of all welds being approved the first time.

Highly Skilled and Experienced Welders

We employ over 70 highly skilled and experienced welders, which are split into teams, located in Alnwick, Doncaster, Newport, Romford and Stoke-on-Trent. Our commitment to training and development means we are currently training staff as Level 1-3 Stressing officers. This competency provides individuals with the knowledge and practical skills to be able to stress all types of rail within the rail industry.

Welding Services

We can provide the following welding services:

  • All aspects of Aluminothermic welding: RT 1-4 and TW 1-5 including extensive experience welding inner-city tram systems and crane rail
  • Aluminothermic weld inspection
  • Manual Metal Arc [MMA]: MMA 1-5
  • Oxy/Acetylene and Oxy/Propane burning of rails and structures
  • RCF grinding teams with GSM’s
  • SO53/54 Switch & Crossing grinding and Inspection
  • Verse Testing – a non-destructive way to measure the Stress-Free Temperature (SFT) of Continuously Welded Rail (CWR) and ensure management of track buckling and rail break risk

Contact Welding Division

Contact us today on 0330 113 0004 to find out more about our Welding services. Our experienced team, led by Karl Dean, are available to discuss your next project.

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Karl Dean
Head of Welding

Karl is Head of Welding and leads a very successful team of over 70 highly skilled and experienced welders. Karl's ongoing commitment to training and development, the latest welding techniques and the highest standards means his team are always in high demand to assist in the delivery of high profile projects across the UK. He is particularly proud that his division delivers over 9,000 welds each year with 99% of all welds approved the first time.

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To ensure that the company has both the capability and capacity to be able to cater for large-scale projects, the organisation has invested extensively in training and developing fully qualified teams, who together have formed a reputation for driving performance, increasing productivity and delivering advanced-welding solutions at a highly competitive rate without compromising on quality. Click the play button to discover more.


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