Innovation Sleeper Design Achieves Award

The MPT Supplier Awards were held on 5th December at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

left to right: Richard Whitmore, Stanton Bonna Business Development Director, receiving the Innovation Award from Peter Jones, Technical Director for MPT

In its fourth year, the awards recognise suppliers and the exceptional work they do as part of the Manchester Metrolink project. Awards are given for:
·Best Individual
·Best Individual Associated Companies
·Best Supplier

Competition was tough as 10 suppliers were nominated for the Innovation Award. To qualify each company was assessed on how they had "strived to find a better way of delivering their product in a lean, efficient and effective way".

Stanton Bonna won due their leading edge, innovation work with a new slabtrack sleeper design. The Stanton Bonna team worked closely with MPT project designers to create an impressive slabtrack sleeper system which was quoted as having reduced both installation time and track construction costs by 30%, compared to the original specified design.

Richard Whitmore, Stanton Bonna Business Development Director said "it was great to win and an honour to receive the Innovation Award from MPT. A true endorsement and recognition of the ongoing commitment to innovation and development, which is core to the Stanton Bonna, SBC Rail and Consolis Group ethos".

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