Contech Announces Strategic Partnership with GEOfabrics Limited
July 26, 2016
West Chester, OH (August 26, 2016) – Contech Engineered Solutions, one of North America’s leading site solutions companies, and GEOfabrics Limited, a global innovator in geocomposite products, announced today a strategic partnership. This partnership better positions Contech to provide a complete product portfolio and solutions for the rail industry throughout the United States. Contech will begin promoting and selling Tracktex – a micro-porous filter sandwiched between two geotextile protectors which, when deployed at the base of ballast, prevents rain water penetrating through to the underlying formation but allows upward movement of water while filtering any fine soil particles.
Tom Roskams, International Development Manager for GEOfabrics, Ltd., stated, “We look forward to our partnership with Contech and the opportunities made available there. Tracktex has demonstrated its ability to extend the maintenance interval by up to 25 times on track sections previously suffering from sub grade pumping. This delivers substantial long term cost savings for the operator with a ‘value engineered’ and proven system.”
Geosynthetics have been employed to perform a number of functions in track construction and rehabilitation for almost half a century. When properly specified and installed, the use of geosynthetics has been proven to significantly enhance the performance of the trackbed in a number of ways, often reducing maintenance costs and increasing the lifetime of the design.
“We are excited to partner with GEOfabrics,” Don Herbert, Director for the Rail Markets at Contech. “This expansion of the Contech product portfolio will strengthen our footprint in the rail market, and provide a key solution for railways looking to enhance the performance of their trackbeds and increase the service life design.”
Bob Kerr, Vice President of Plastics for Contech added, “At Contech, we are continually seeking to identify or develop innovative products which allow our customers to achieve more with less while protecting life, property and the environment. Tracktex meets these objectives exceedingly well, and we are proud to partner with GEOfabrics to bring this game changing product to the North American Rail market.”
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About Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
As a leading provider of site solution products and services for the civil engineering industry in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Contech portfolio offering includes bridges, drainage, erosion control, retaining walls, sanitary sewer, and stormwater products. To contact one of Contech's 50 offices or 300 sales and product professionals, visit www.ContechES.com or telephone 800-338-1122.
About GEOfabrics Limited
GEOfabrics Limited is a British manufacturing company established in 1992. From the outset the objective was to manufacture high-performance geosynthetics to the highest possible standards and provide engineering support to ensure a value engineered solution to complex problems within civil applications.
The company’s ethos is to exceed the expectations of our customers with our products and support services. Product development is achieved by analysing the customer’s application, determining the properties that are required, manufacturing the solution and testing it to prove it meets those performance criteria. Today the company manufacturers a diverse portfolio of class leading geotextiles and geocomposites supplied into a wide range of civil engineering applications.
GEOfabrics have been supplying the rail industry with track rehabilitating geotextiles and geocomposites for over 20 years. We work directly with Rail Authorities, Contractors and Designers and with our comprehensive R&D program have developed leading geosynthetics to provide significant cost benefits to the rail industry.
Geosynthetics have been employed to perform a number of functions in track construction and rehabilitation for almost half a century. When properly specified and installed, the use of geosynthetics has been proven to significantly enhance the performance of the trackbed in a number of ways, often reducing maintenance costs and increasing the lifetime of the design. Visit www.geofabrics.com.Click here to download a PDF version of the announcement.