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Romag is pleased to announce a significant contract win with Hitachi Rail Europe for work on the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains on the British East Coast Line. The new fleet of trains will be produced and tested in Japan and Romag will supply the high performance glass for the body side windows.

The two year contract is for the first fleet of electric and bi-mode trains which will commence building in Japan in 2017 and comes following our successful bid for the Hitachi Great Western Main Line contract. Chief Executive Michelle Woodward comments “This contract represents a significant ‘win’ for Romag and helps to secure the jobs of our highly-skilled workforce here in the UK”. 

The family of new Super Express Trains will constitute an improvement in capacity, reliability and reduced environmental impact on every train journey, and passengers will enjoy views comfortably and securely behind Romag glass.

Romag glass is stringently tested to ensure our manufacturing process meets and exceeds regulations and expectations including containment post impact, telephone attenuation, pressure pulse testing and small missile impact resistance.

Michelle continues “Having secured long-term contracts with both Hitachi and Bombardier in recent years Romag have demonstrated our capability to manage complexity and deliver against demanding technical specifications required by the rail sector. Furthermore we are currently in the process of securing IRIS accreditation to further demonstrate that our quality systems are truly world-class.”

“Our success on winning these contracts has demonstrated our commitment to quality, technical expertise and customer service.  This meant we were able to make a very strong commercial offer to secure this work and continue to build our partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe”.

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