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Pandrol forges North American distributor partnerships

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

Pandrol, a global supplier of rail fastening systems and aluminothermic welding, has signed multi-year distributor partnership agreements with two Railway Supply Group companies: Chicago-based Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. (IRS), a leading U.S. distributor of rail track tools, abrasives and products for railway construction and maintenance; and Canadian railroad distributor Davanac, Inc.

The agreements involve IRS and Davanac distributing Railtech Matweld hydraulic tools and Rosenqvist rail equipment throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the distribution agreement, IRS will act as a sales agent for Pandrol’s equipment and welding products in the U.S. “in a move designed to further enhance customer service,” Pandrol said.

Pandrol’s aluminothermic welding and rail equipment products encompass welding kits, track-mounted machinery such as grinders and rail saws, and modular power units. Pandrol’s range of track machinery “is renowned for its ease and speed of use, ergonomic design and precision,” the company said.”

“This new agreement will have major benefits for our customers of rail track products in the U.S. and Canada,” said Pandrol President for North America Breen Reardon. “We selected IRS and Davanac as our partners due to our shared values in terms of quality of service, combined with the fact they are long established and highly reputable in the industry. We are excited about what this means for the service to our customers and the growth of our business in North America and Canada.”

“Our goal is to provide safe, high-quality, cost-effective product solutions combined with unrivalled customer service and field sales support,” said Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. President Scott Commo. “By representing the Rosenqvist, Matweld and Railtech product ranges, we build on our core strengths and enhance our product mix through Pandrol’s well-established portfolio, and focus on providing valued customers with the safest and most innovative products available to the market. This is a progressive step in the growth of Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. and an opportunity to work collaboratively with like-minded partners who are 100% railway focused, just as we are.”

“This new agreement will strengthen our brand and our ability to supply and support our products on the American market,” said Rosenqvist Managing Director Erika Berg.

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