As we approach the end of the year, we are already gearing up for next year! But before we share all the exciting challenges we’re looking forward to in 2019, there is much to look back on in 2018…
After a successful trial for Hefei City Metro System in the Anhui region of China, TrainFX have commenced supply of a bespoke Passenger Information System for 48 x 6 car sets which will run on the Hefei Metro line 2 in 2019.
This year we’ve started making improvements throughout our entire manufacturing process.
In addition to investing in new storage infrastructure, the construction of new PCB testing facilities as well as constructing a new programming test booth, we now have all new test bays well under construction and are actively improving and increasing capacity in this area as well as reviewing and making further improvements to our test processes. This means we are doubling our development allowing an even better capability and capacity for our customers during the all important testing phase and throughout the service lifetime.
To compliment this and meet the growing demands of our industry, we’ve also expanded our workforce this year, especially in our production department.
We’ve recently welcomed new members of staff in the warehouse, strengthening the workforce there, so we’ve now also brought in additional support in a team leader position to liaise between production manager and manufacturing department.
New ISO Standards
Our QHSE Manager, Martin Lyons led on adopting the very latest ISO standards, having recently completed the Lloyds approved Internal Auditor course. In addition, our Operations Manager, Andy Wakefield, who also completed the Auditor course, has attained new certifications as an IEng (Incorporated Engineer) and CMgr (Chartered Manager). Andy has also been working hard to put in place new internal training schemes, which help support the development of our team and efficiency of our processes!
Together with successful shows over in Berlin, Germany for Innotrans as well as right here in our back yard for RVE 2018, it truly has been a great year to look back on!