Nottingham Business Hosts World's Largest Rail Forum

Martin Paradise & Members of Derby Rail Forum

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Date: 22.03.14

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Nottingham Business Hosts World’s Largest Rail Forum

25 March 2014. Over 20 representatives from across the rail industry converged on Nottingham as a local electrical engineering company hosted the Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum.

The TEW Group, based in Lenton, welcomed members of the world’s largest cluster of rail-related businesses as it showcased the work it undertakes in the rail sector. Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF) represents over 100 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6 billion to the local economy.

Mike Spencer, Managing Director, The TEW Group, says: “The rail sector is one which TEW has served successfully for many years through our Group and individual operating companies, including TEW Plus and TEW Control & Display. Hosting representatives from across the sector is a great opportunity to broaden awareness of our work and services, as well as a great way to mark the business’s centenary anniversary.”

Debbie Cook, Co-ordinator, DDRF, adds: “We selected The TEW Group to host the next meeting of the Forum for a number of reasons. It has a fantastic track record as a supplier to the rail industry. That, coupled with the sector leading innovations that it has introduced in electronic safety and security systems, as well as control and display, meant we felt this was a great added value opportunity for our members.

“The afternoon was extraordinarily well planned and The TEW Group showcased its products and services in a very innovative and engaging way, showing how the company’s technology can be applied to the everyday working environment, as well as rail applications. It genuinely provided fantastic food for thought for all in attendance.”

Delegates attended a number of presentations by each of The TEW Group’s operating companies, including a working demonstration of LIDAR level crossing technology, which detects obstacles on the ground and around the edge of railway barriers. TEW Plus has recently won a competitive tender to design, install and commission approximately 100 Bridge Strike CCTV Monitoring Systems, one of which was showcased on the day. TEW’s Driver Only Operation system was also previewed, demonstrating the company’s technology that allows one-man operated passenger trains drivers to see the whole train to make sure that all the doors are safe for departure.

The tour also included an overview of the TEW Industrial Automation division’s active projects involving production machinery for the Automotive & Logistics Industries.

The TEW Group encompasses four trading divisions. TEW C&D, TEW Plus, Caliba and Industrial Automation. The four divisions share factories in Nottingham and London. Follow us on Twitter thetewgroup tewgroup100 or on Facebook or see our websites and


Notes to editors
The TEW Group comprises four core businesses:

Tew Engineering
TEW Control & Display are leaders in providing control panels, mimic diagrams, dynamic displays and passenger information systems for some of the world’s best known organisations control rooms including Network Rail.

Tew Plus
TEWPlus offer a full range of installation & maintenance services plus consultation to aid their clients with telecoms designs, EMC matters & product acceptance. They also supply a niche range of specialist CCTV, perimeter and asset protection products.

Industrial Automation
Industrial Automation provides innovative machinery and automated production systems for the automotive, food & drink, consumer goods and general manufacturing industries.

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