Thermit Welding (GB) Ltd want to wish all our customers a happy new year
Thermit Welding (GB) Ltd are excited to see you all next week at Rail Live 2018. Feel free to stop by and see us at stand E21, where we will be showing may new innovations, including SMARTWELD ACE an accelerated cooling device for a Thermite weld.
For Further information on what we are presenting we have published an article for Railway news magazine, which we recommend for finding out about our full portfolio that will be on display.
Thermit Welding (GB) Ltd were happy to have taken part in the 2018 Spirit Cup. The Sprit Cup is an annual 5 a side football competition hosted by Thermit welding’s parent company, the Goldschmidt Thermit group. The competition was created to bring together the various international companies of the Goldschmidt Thermit group and exemplify the Goldschmidt Thermit ideals of “SPIRIT” (Success, People, Innovation, Rail, International, and Tradition) as well as to help share the expertise found in each region. The Sprit cup is a valuable resource for Goldschmidt Thermit companies as it allows a sense of community to be created among the group. This community atmosphere leads to various tertiary benefits towards customers, such as faster communication when requesting products or services not commonly found in the UK market.
The competition took place in Halle Germany, to which various companies travelled including the newest member of the Goldschmidt Thermit group GRAW, a polish company that specialises in laser measurement systems, with technical knowledge and expertise that can be shared with the group worldwide. After various games Thermit Welding were happy to have come out of the competition in Sixth place, and are happy to congratulate GTR Austria whom took first place for the second year in a row.
Thermit Welding were extremely pleased to take part in this event and feel many valuable inter-company ties have been created. With these strengthened ties it is the hope that Thermit Welding is able to better able to service customers through a stronger global partnership with our parent and sister companies.
From York to Benfleet on 14th September 2017 the whole Thermit Welding (GB) Limi crew was out working hard. While technical and sales staff were demonstrating the innovative SMARTWELD ACE and SMARTWELD JET to a Network Rail audience of Track leaders, Section Managers and Technical specialists from the London North East route, the rest of Thermit team were volunteering at Little Havens children’s hospice repairing their ailing model railway.
Little Havens is a unique hospice in the UK, offering respite and palliative care to children from birth through to 18 years old. A dedicated team of Nurses and Carers backed by volunteers, have built and are successfully running the centre which supports a very wide range of therapies and needs all set in beautiful grounds dotted with themed areas, play equipment and gardens to help the children and families during their time in the centre.
Having previously visited Little Havens in 2015, and having spotted the train track in a state of disrepair, the Thermit team were eager to return and leave a lasting change in the best way that any Goldschmidt Thermit Group company could, via the railways. Between getting the track fit for purpose and the train running smoothly, members of the team were also able to clear, tidy and repair the surrounding areas for the children to enjoy.
The Little Havens staff were overjoyed with the fixed track, and assured us that the children would love the renovated track for years to come. The Little havens staff were also extremely appreciative of the gift, provided by the Thermit team, of a Thomas the tank engine train to run around their newly fixed track. The train was graciously accepted by Helen Forster, Director of Care (in white) and Vicky Thornton, Care Team Nurse (in blue), both of whom happily reviewed the repairs with great satisfaction.
The track will be looked after by the very enthusiastic ex-London Underground Manager, Charles Morgan, who deserves a special thank you for the support he provided to the Thermit team on the day. Further thanks must be given to Paul Baxter, Thermit’s current site electrical contractor, for his aid in repairing the tracks electrical requirements for which us and Little Havens are very grateful.
Many challenges were found throughout the track repair, including the installation of bolted joints, grinding bits of track, maintaining points and even bonding ballast. Through all this hard work at the end of the day the team were happy to say that they got the track working again and Thomas running.
Thermit is glad to announce that we will have a stand at InnoTrans 2016, September 20th – 23rd. Feel free to come and talk to us about our wide range of products and services.
Thermit (GB) would like to welcome our two new members of staff Taylor Edgell and Jackie North. Taylor has taken the position of Sales Engineer Administrator and Jackie has taken the position of CRM Administrator. We wish them good luck in their new positions.
In our commitment to innovation, we at Thermit have updated our website.We hope that you all enjoy, and that the website helps us to develop further in future.If you have any questions feel free to contact us.