International success for engineering firm

CONDUCTIX-Wampfler UK, the manufacturer of power systems, has won two contracts in Canada to supply transport systems.

The Salford firm is a world leader in the production of energy and data transmission systems for mobile machinery. Its success has this month seen  sales pass £5m and further growth is expected in the new year. 

It is part of the global Conductix-Wampfler Group and owned by France’s €800m turnover Delachaux Group.

The company has signed deals with the Toronto Transit Commission and Societe Transport Montreal, to supply equipment made at its Salford site.

Conductix-Wampfler UK managing director Alan Jones said: “The rail industry remains one of our strongest growth areas and these new international contracts help to illustrate the global ambition of our UK operation.”

Mr Jones said 2011 has seen the UK business winning a number of intertnational deals to work on metro systems across India, North Africa and China.

He added: “This success in the rail sector has been consolidated by other deals in the automation, utility and ports sectors.

“It has also helped drive turnover up by 20 per cent in 2011 and through the £5m barrier this month.

“The turn of the New Year marks an exciting time for Conductix-Wampfler UK with major metro deals in the pipeline in South America and across the domestic market.”