The new 3500m2 facility, which includes an automated clip forming line that incorporates an advanced coating technology process, is expected to produce 4 million clips per year, primarily for the Indian rail market.

Pandrol Rahee Technologies was established in 2005 and began supplying fastening systems for ballast-free metro tracks. The new factory is expected to produce rail fasteners for metro, heavy haul and high-speed projects.

“We have made a very significant investment in our manufacturing capabilities in India, which we see as a key market growth sector over the next decade,” explains Mr Pradeep Khaitan from Pandrol Rahee Technologies. “Investing in a new manufacturing facility will mean we are best placed to service customers and capitalise on this growth. It will also give us greater capacity to respond to market requirements while creating new employment in the region.  This will be a world class facility for rail fastening manufacture, fully supporting the ‘Make in India’ policy of the Indian government.”