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Gemco Rail proudly supporting TrackSAFE Foundation

At Gemco Rail we prioritse the healthy, safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers, every day, but our commitment to safety does not stop there.

We are a proud supporter of the TrackSAFE Foundation and the important work they do to help reduce fatalities and injuries on the Australian rail network, increase community awareness around rail safety and by supporting the wellbeing of employees within our industry.

Executive General Manager, Geoff Thorn shared his thoughts on supporting the Foundation.

“In our discussions with the TrackSAFE team, we were truly amazed by the scale of the rail safety activities being undertaken by TrackSAFE to promote safety awareness across the rail industry. For Gemco, it was a very easy decision for us to throw our support behind the great work they are doing and we’re proud to be a TrackSAFE Corporate Supporter.”

The Foundation coordinates and encourages participation in key industry events.

Rail R U OK? Day focuses on the wellbeing of our employees. Gemco Rail will show it’s support for this worthy cause by hosting events across the country on the 28th April, and taking the time to ask each other R U Ok?

Community awareness around rail safety is highlighted through Rail Safety Week, held in August each year, to engage the community in safe rail practices.

At Gemco Rail we are committed to working in an industry where our people, our customers and our communities’ safety are the number one priority.

For further information about TrackSAFE visit Working together to save lives. – TrackSAFE Foundation

Gemco Rail recognised for 20 years membership

Gemco Rail – National Sales Manager Mr. Jim Griffiths was presented with a 20 year membership award from RTAA – President Thomas Kerr at the recent RTAA Annual Dinner on the 3rd April 2019.

About RTAA:

The Rail Track Association Australia, (RTAA), is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to pursuing and promoting the interests of rail infrastructure within the Australian community. With a proud history which began in 1973, the RTAA brings together owners, contractors, consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, academics, research and development personnel, regulators and individuals who are part of the Australian rail community. Membership is invited from individuals, corporations, government bodies, tertiary education and institutions.

New Partnership Aids ANZ Rail Customers

Higher Power Industries (HPI) and Gemco Rail (Gemco) have announced the execution of a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the distribution of locomotive parts and components to the Australian and New Zealand markets. This exclusive Agreement designates Gemco Rail as its authorized stockist and distributor of HPI Rail’s overall locomotive product line, leveraging Gemco’s strategic footprint and technical sales support for its ANZ rail customers.

HPI is a world-leading provider of locomotive services for the rail market. HPI also specializes in innovative engineering and modernization solutions for the freight rail transportation markets. Having serviced customers across 5 continents, HPI continues to seek global growth through expanded offerings.

“Our partnership with Gemco Rail, a recognized leading provider of components and services in the ANZ rail market, better aligns our efforts to support our mutual rail customers in Australia and New Zealand”, said HPI’s Gary Walsh, VP of Business Development.

With Gemco’s extensive national footprint and warehousing support in Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, and Brisbane, Gemco will support sales and distribution of HPI products. This includes creating tailored supply chain solutions, targeting reduced lead times, improving working capital management and increasing supply chain flexibility.

“We are delighted with this agreement to be HPI’s preferred channel to the Australian and New Zealand rail markets. HPI’s broad locomotive product portfolio coupled with Gemco Rail’s customer-focused supply chain solutions positions us well to better serve our ANZ customers” said Geoff Thorn, Gemco Rail’s Executive General Manager.

Higher Power Industries is a global provider of freight and passenger locomotive services, including overhaul, upgrade, renewal parts, engineering and project management. HPI’s unique service offering provides its customers access to industry-renowned technical expertise and customer support, coupled with a direct line of supply of high-quality OEM and OEM-equivalent aftermarket renewal parts.

Gemco Rail is part of ASX listed Engenco Limited. Gemco is a leading independent supplier of rolling stock products & services to the Australian and New Zealand rail industry specialising in the supply, maintenance and overhaul of wagons, locomotives, passenger cars and rolling stock components and track maintenance equipment.

Gemco Rail receives formal certification from Amsted Rail

Gemco Rail – Executive General Manager Mr. Geoff Thorn is presented formal certification from Amsted Rail – Vice President Commercial Southern Hemisphere Mr. Arun Dhir as the sole authorised Australian and New Zealand reconditioner for Brenco Bearings.

Gemco Rail and Amsted Rail announced the execution of a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the distribution of Amsted Rail products to the Australian and New Zealand markets in January 2017.

New partnership aids ANZ Rail Customers

Amsted Rail and Gemco Rail have announced the execution of a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the distribution of Amsted Rail freight wagon products to the Australian and New Zealand markets. This exclusive Agreement designates Gemco Rail as its authorized stockist and distributor of Amsted Rail’s wagon products, leveraging Gemco’s strategic footprint and technical sales support for its ANZ rail customers.

Amsted Rail is the world’s leading manufacturer of bogie systems, tapered roller bearings, railway wheels, couplers, yokes, draft gears, and conventional brake products, for use in heavy haul freight wagons and locomotives. Amsted Rail has more than forty locations around the world. Amsted Rail has been providing innovative component designs for the freight rail transportation markets for over a century.

“Our partnership with Gemco Rail, a recognized leading provider of components and services in the ANZ rail market, better aligns our efforts to support our mutual rail customers in Australia and New Zealand”, said Brad A. Myers, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, for Amsted Rail.

With Gemco Rail’s extensive national footprint and warehousing support in Melbourne, Perth, Port Hedland, Newcastle, and Brisbane, Gemco will jointly support sales and distribution of Amsted Rail products. This includes creating tailored supply chain solutions targeting reduced lead times, improving working capital management, and increasing supply chain flexibility.

“We are delighted with this agreement to be Amsted’s preferred channel to the Australian and New Zealand rail markets. Amsted’s broad, technology-based product portfolio coupled with Gemco Rail’s customer-focused supply chain solutions, positions us well to better serve our ANZ customers” said Geoff Thorn, Gemco Rail’s Executive General Manager.