Houghton International to sponsor Golden Spanner Awards 2013

Houghton International to Sponsor Golden Spanner Awards 2013Specialist traction motor and MA set repairer Houghton International are to sponsor the Golden Spanner Awards 2013, to be held on 22nd November 2013 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

In its eighth year, the awards recognize excellence in rolling stock maintenance and are attended by senior figures and engineers from across the industry. The guest speaker for 2013 is Eur Ing David Hartland MA CEng FIMechE MIET, Engineering Director at Brecknell Willis.

The awards divide the national rolling stock fleet into categories: Pacers; Ex BR EMUs; Ex BR DMUs; InterCity, New-generation DMUs and New-generation EMUs with Spanners for each category awarded to the operators of the most reliable fleet (gold) most improved (silver) and fastest incident recovery (bronze) based on actual performance data, Miles Per Technical Incident (MTIN) from the Association of Train Operating Companies. The awards are widely credited within the industry as contributing to improvements in train reliability.

“We are pleased to support the Golden Spanner Awards in recognizing excellence in rolling stock maintenance as we pioneer technical and commercial innovation in the repair, maintenance and life extension of AC and DC traction motors and MA Sets working alongside our customers to provide solutions and a flexible commercial framework that adds value to their businesses.”