Train Builders

Total Train Builder Support from Unipart Rail

Train builders operate in a very competitive market. They need to meet an increasing array of demands including more reliable, lower cost rolling stock, guaranteed availability, enhanced customer experience and improved environmental performance.

More than just supplying trains they must also provide a comprehensive aftermarket customer service to lower whole life costs of ownership.

In many markets there are also localised manufacturing, assembly and content requirements.

Innovative Parts Provision

Increasing demands on train availability and utilisation plus the continual shrinking of maintenance windows demand new approaches to maintenance and parts provision.

Demands for localisation and the need for train builders to provide ongoing aftermarket support also requires a different supply chain approach.

Why you should use Unipart Rail

Unipart Rail works alongside train builders to both help them meet local market requirements and deliver their customers full life cycle train solutions.


  • Assistance in meeting operator and government localisation requirements.
  • An efficient consolidated supply chain combining the best of the local and international supply. A supply chain backed by safety, quality and compliance assurance across all parts and services.
  • Lean operations and a more efficient supply chain for new build and maintenance operations - consolidated supply and just in time parts availability, when and where they are needed, at the point of use.
  • Asset management including Condition Based Maintenance technology, overhaul and repair services and obsolescence management support to reduce cost of ownership.
  • Innovative solutions to help meet operator cost, capacity, customers and carbon requirements.


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 train operator maintenance efficiencies.

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Case Studies


TPWSfour - Product Innovation

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Unipart Rail's TPWSfour© control units are designed to fit in the same space envelope as the existing TPWS system - reducing the headache of finding additional space for system components.


Siemens - Performance through Engagement

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Siemens Traincare staff attended Unipart Expert Practices 1 week Lean Academy, to learn how to implement lean tools and techniques within their project. Results include 98% increase in material availability.


Door Diagnostics

The Door Diagnostics Unit (DDU) enables remote monitoring of train doors through the use of inductively coupled telemetry. It is a low cost solution that delivers “health indicators” on the doors that allow effective and targeted interventions to be made.

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