Freight Operating Companies

Supporting Competitive Challenges For Freight Operators.

Freight operators operate in a highly competitive market. Rolling stock performance, depot and maintenance operations all impact significantly on revenues and profits as well as the ability to deliver competitive transport services.

The challenges faced by freight operators include:

  • Safety
  • Ensuring fleet availability and maximising fleet utilisation
  • Managing and reducing operational costs
  • Growing revenues and maintaining profitability

Turning Supply Chain Advantage Into Competitive Advantage

The supply chain has a significant impact on a freight fleet operator’s ability to meet these challenges. It does though present challenges of its own:

  • Ensuring parts availability across multiple suppliers and that parts adhere to the required quality, safety, regulatory standards.
  • Efficient maintenance and depot operations that minimise downtime.
  • Understanding and managing parts performance and its impact on overall train performance.
  • Delivering new innovation to bring new efficiencies to improve customer experience.


Why you should use Unipart Rail

Vastly experienced in keeping freight operators trains running, our understanding of the rail industry, freight operators, rolling stock, the products, technology and supporting supply chain is second to none.

  • Improved availability of parts - available just in time where they are needed
  • Products and parts backed by our safety and quality assurance processes, technical support and warranty
  • Lean operations and a more efficient supply chain for maintenance operations - consolidated supply and just in time parts availability, when and where they are needed, at the point of use
  • Innovation in technology and processes that improves operational and business performance. Innovative solutions that can help meet the challenges around cost, capacity, customers and carbon
  • Asset Management Solutions including, repair and overhaul services, obsolescence management and CBM technology to reduce maintenance costs and improve train availability

Unipart Rail’s service is underpinned by significant investment in processes, systems and a team specialising in new product development, customer service, supplier management and engineering. Our dedicated engineering team ensures supplied products are safe and meet both standards and legislative requirements.

Our continual innovation and investment in people and systems sees us lead in the development of the Condition Based Supply Chain to deliver new freight fleet management efficiencies.

Case Studies


Northern Rail - Depot Stores Management

Unipart Rail's World Class depot stores facility was operational in less than 3 months, delivering fantastic results including 98% stock accuracy, 97% availability and 50% reduction in defects.

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Freightliner approached Unipart Rail as they were opening a new depot and were looking for an innovative solution that would support their maintenance activities. Unipart Rail’s SmartServe solution provides a flexible and scalable solution that can be fine-tuned to customer requirements.

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Freightliner - SmartServe Solution

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