Rail firm heading for the sidings as administrators alerted

A railway equipment supplier in Birmingham is facing an uncertain future, TheBusinessDesk.com understands.

Solo Rail Solutions, which has its headquarters in Nechells but also has a base in Saltley, has posted a notice of intention to appoint administrators via law firm The Wilkes Partnership. The move will protect Solo Rail Solutions from creditor action for a period of ten days while the company tries to find a way forward.

Solo Rail Solutions manufacturers and assembles interiors, seating, doors and ancillary products for trains. The firm was established in 1992 and one of its main customers has been Bombardier, which was bought by Alstom. The future of Alstom Derby plant is currently unclear after work dried up at the factory.

According to its latest available accounts, made up to 30 June 2022, Solo employ 92 people and has assets of just over £4.9m.

Earlier this month, Solo told Companies House it was extending the filing of its June 2023 annual results to include trading up to the end of last year.

Solo Rail Solutions has been contacted for a response.