Chrysalis Rail, UK

Altro proves a perfect fit for rail transformations

Altro Transflor Met

Since its establishment in 2007, Chrysalis Rail has been using its vast experience and expertise to bring new life to some of the nation’s busiest trains. Working with rail operators across the UK, Chrysalis takes hard-working rolling stock and breathes new life in to it with an extensive range of refurbishment services designed to repair the signs of wear incurred through the heavy demands of daily service.

The needs of its rail operator customers can vary greatly from the exterior painting of carriages right through to complete floor to ceiling refurbishments to get them looking as good as new again. But despite differences in the level of vehicle enhancement required, one vital aspect remains constant across all projects; the need for a rapid turnaround to minimise the downtime of rolling stock.

In order to complete such time-sensitive projects effectively it is vital that the engineering team at Chrysalis is able to use products and materials that facilitate ease of installation, while also meeting operators’ exacting requirements. And it is for this reason that Altro Transflor Met and Altro’s kit cutting service are a popular choice with Chrysalis.

“Altro flooring is so easy to use because it can be provided to us in pre-cut kits, all the ancillary items like the adhesives are easily available and everything is always delivered on time,” explains Steve Warren, head of procurement at Chrysalis Rail.

Altro Transflor Met is a strong and durable flooring solution offering excellent sustained slip resistance. However, it is the lightweight and flexible nature of the product that allows for fast, cost-effective installations in confined locations. This ease of installation is further complemented by Altro’s kit cutting service, which provides flooring pre-cut to the precise dimensions of the allotted area as well as bespoke logos, welcome mats and signage where required.

“We’ve used Altro flooring and the kit-cutting service on a number of projects and it just makes our life so much easier,” says Steve, adding: “It’s always met all of our expectations, so it’s brilliant.”

Achieving a high quality finish in a time-pressured environment is a puzzle in any sector, but with pre-cut kits of Altro Transflor Met, Chrysalis Rail seems to have found the perfect fit for excellent refurbishment efficiency.

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