Permaquip's inception was in the UK following the innovation of the Permaquip Rail Stressor by Mr Martin in 1960. It's engineering specification was so right, plus it was built to such a superior standard, that it's still in use today. On the strength of this one product, the UK rail industry requested Permaquip to design and manufacture a series of rail carts for the national infrastructure. The Ironman was born, an advance rail lifter that solves problems when handling equipment or rail on site, another great set of products still in use today. And so the company grew. During the next few decades, Permaquip evolved, establishing itself as the leading manufacturer of rail maintenance equipment in the UK.

In 1985, such was Permaquip's dominance of the market, that The Harsco Corporation acquired the company to develop the existing product range, as well as establish a position in the UK market and deliver a gateway into Europe to sell Fairmont Rail Motors products to more territories. Under the guidance of the visionary engineer, Robert Newman, who was President of Harsco Track Technologies, the product range expanded to include the Fairmont Rail Motors Hy-Rail conversion for Gators, Land Rovers and Kubota road vehicles. His team also developed rail trailers and equipment to complement these vehicles, bringing to the market an entirely new way to get staff and kit to site. This innovative approach meant that Permaquip became the leading manufacturer of Hy-Rail conversions in the UK with Harsco growing the global business to new levels, becoming an established supplier to the US, UK and European rail markets.

In 2010, seeing new opportunities within the rail sector, ARKLE Partners initiated a series of strategic acquisitions and purchased the Permaquip business from Harsco to develop further. With access to an extensive catalogue of engineering Intellectual Property within the sector, ARKLE then focused the company on developing a true global operation, with the aim of delivering the best range of products, to the best specification and with the best service, to existing and new markets around the world. Consequently, Permaquip is investing in talented people, innovative products, manufacturing systems and new partnerships across the globe, in order to deliver on its vision. Future growth, through an expanding distributor network and commitment to manufacture on all continents, means the business will have the capability to meet demand, whilst remaining your local supply partner, within the very near future.

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