To us innovation is not merely the dreaming up of good ideas, the buying of a new plant or the producing of a glossy brochure - it's putting ideas into action and discovering their value.
We have developed new technologies and approaches, always ensuring that these can be applied with current practices as well as future transformational ones. We are recognised as delivering the goods with leading performances, particularly in the fields of track quality, handback and safety.
We have been leading the way when it comes to innovation and new products:
We were the first and only new railway infrastructure company to be granted a Railway Safety Case and train operator´s licence - enabling it to operate rail repair vehicles on UK railways.
We were the first company to invest in advanced Matisa tampers - and to procure them on the basis of guaranteed reliability. The tampers are contracted to provide a minimum 98 per cent reliability - ensuring VolkerRail and its customers get real value for money.
We brought the first Kirow crane to the UK for heavy lifting work on railways. The Kirow crane technology was already proven on the continent and VolkerRail ensured the crane was adapted to suit UK conditions.