Atlas Rail Products

Atlas Rail Products

Innovative high quality machine tools and bespoke equipment to the rail industry

Marand markets and sells its rail products under the Atlas Rail brand having acquired the 90 year old United Kingdom Atlas Engineering group in 2003. Marand designs and manufactures all equipment from our headquarters in Victoria, Australia. Few rail machine tool companies can lay claim that their products are engineered and manufactured in an AS9100C aerospace quality accredited facility.

Since 1940, over 300 Atlas machines have been installed in more than 51 countries. On every continent today wheelset-machining operations are being performed on Atlas machines.

Marand also have Australia’s largest bespoke rail equipment design and manufacture capability. We design & build machines that will stand the test of time and operate reliably for many years.

As Australia’s only Portal and underfloor wheel lathe original equipment manufacturer Marand have the largest service and support capability where customers machines are serviced by the engineers that built the machines.

Armed with the latest in design and manufacturing technology, Marand can meet any requirements from designing a new fully automated workshop to retrofitting an existing one.

Marand’s Atlas Rail product range includes:

Rail workshop Lathes

  • New Generation Portal lathes
  • Under-floor wheel lathes
  • Tandem under-floor wheel lathes

Rail workshop presses from 150 to 600 Tonnes

  • Wheel mount presses
  • Wheel demount presses
  • Wheel mount/demount combination presses
  • Bearing mount presses
  • Bearing demount presses
  • Bearing mount/demount combination presses

Bogie and car handling systems

  • Bogie handling units
  • Jacking systems from 15 to 75 Tonne jacks
  • Infloor jacks
  • Mobile lifting jacks
  • Bogie and axle drop systems
  • Turntables
  • Car progression systems and shunters

Ancillary maintenance equipment

  • Locomotive turntables
  • Locomotive traction motor drop tables
  • Coupler safe installation and removal devices
  • Draft pack / draft gear safe installation and removal devices
  • Draw-bar safe installation and removal devices
  • Wheelset automated guided vehicles (AGV’s)
  • Bogie automated guided vehicles (AGV’s)
  • Ore car automated guided vehicles (AGV’s)
  • Wheel shop automated gantry systems
  • Automated wheel farm systems
  • Single Car Brake testers
  • Brake Cylinder leak testers
  • Wheelset qualification machines

Standard and purpose built machines receive on-site turnkey delivery, installation and commissioning. This extends to the full range of workshop installations for individual equipment or full turnkey basis for main and light rail, freight and heavy haulage, people movers or metros.

Atlas Rail products are the outcome of understanding the needs of our customers, decades of experience in design, development and in-depth understanding of the railway business.

The real sophistication of our products is their simplified machine operation. The user friendly operator screens feature graphic user and plain language interfaces available in the operator’s own language. No knowledge of machine tool code is necessary.

All Atlas Rail products are compliant to customer safety standards and offer swarf management, and total interlocking for the protection of operators.

Marand have designed some of the World’s largest rail maintenance facilities from concept to delivery including full system, facility and process design utilising best practice in lean production principles and the highest automation levels in the rail industry today.

300 machines in more than 51 countries provides confidence that Marand’s Atlas Rail products are world class with an understandably large customer base.

On every continent today wheelset-machining operations are being performed on Atlas machines Marand’s customer base is predominately Blue chip organisations with many relationships exceeding 30 years.

Marand's Atlas Rail product customers include:

  • BHP Billiton
  • Rio Tinto
  • Pacific National
  • Bombardier
  • Aurizon
  • Queensland Rail
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  • Sydney Maintrain
  • Downer Edi
  • Roy Hill
  • MTR Hong Kong
  • Alstom
  • Saudi Rail
  • Danobat Group

Marand Atlas Rail products have been internationally recognised and awarded the following performance awards:

  • 2014 - Manufacturers' monthly Endeavour Award - Manufacture of the Year
  • 2014 - Manufacturers' monthly Endeavour Awards - Global Integration Award
  • 2014 - Melbourne's South east large enterprise Award
  • 2013 - Atlas 100th Anniversary
  • 2012 - Victorian Manufacturing Awards – Manufacturer of the Year (Large Business Category)
  • 2011 - Finalists
    Manufacturers' Monthly - Manufacturer of the year
    Manufacturers' Monthly - Exporter of the year
    Manufacturers' Monthly - 50th Anniversary Most Innovative manufacturing company 1961 - 2011
    Manufacturing Hall of Fame - Young Manufacturer of the year
  • 2008 - Manufacturers' Monthly Manufacturer of the year
  • 2008 - Manufacturers' Monthly Exporter of the year
  • 2008 - Manufacturers' Monthly Global Integration Award
  • 2007 - Governor of Victoria Export Award
  • 2006 - Victorian Government inducted Marand into the Manufacturing Hall of Fame
  • 2004 - Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame Certificate of Manufacturing Excellence
  • 2004 - Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame Certificate of Manufacturing Excellence
  • 1999 - Victorian Government’s inaugural Design-Tech Engineering Excellence Award
  • 1999 - Automate Best New Product Award

Non rail related:

  • 2014 - BAE systems/ Marand- CIPS international procurement project of the year award
  • 2014 - BAE UK- MAI procurement award best relationships award
  • 2013 - BAE system- Bronze chairman's award
  • 2011 - Lockheed Martin 100% Quality and Delivery Performance Award
  • 2010 Lockheed Martin Quality Excellence Award
  • 2009 BAE Systems "Source Acceptance" accreditation
  • 2009 Lockheed Martin Supplier Excellence Award
  • 2009 - Achieved AS9100 accreditation for Aerospace activities.
  • 2007 Lockheed Martin "Source Acceptance" accreditation
  • 2007 BAE Systems UK Global certificate of approval for military programmes
  • 2007 Ford Australia Tony Simpson Relationship Award at Annual Supplier Awards
  • 2001 Ford Gold Supplier Excellence Awards

Latest News

  • BAE Systems and Marand announce teaming agreement on Land 400

    2 February 2017

    BAE Systems Australia and leading Australian defence SME Marand today announced a teaming agreement for LAND 400, building on the companies’ long-term partnership on major projects.

    Marand will contribute leading cross-sector expertise gained from the automotive, aerospace, rail and defence sectors to the program, providing a range of production engineering solutions. The company has proven experience in welding ballistic steel, advanced machining and complex assembly performed on a daily basis for defence exports, and has been designing, building and launching vehicular production lines for over 30 years.

    BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive, Glynn Phillips, said:

    “I am delighted that Marand has chosen to work with BAE Systems Australia on Land 400. Today’s announcement demonstrates how Australian industry is getting behind our solution for the Australian Army.”

    Marand Chief Executive Officer, Rohan Stocker, said:

    “BAE Systems is a great partner. The Company delivers on its industrial commitments, transferring technology that has allowed Marand to create high skilled jobs and defence exports. We have already proven that we can deliver complex defence production technology transfers in Australia with 100 percent quality and delivery performance.”

    BAE Systems worked with Marand on its transition from the automotive and aerospace to defence industry through collaboration on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program more than 10 years ago. BAE Systems provides titanium parts to Marand which are used in the manufacture of F-35 vertical tail fins in Australia and are in turn exported to the USA under contract from BAE Systems in the UK.

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    In July last year, BAE Systems and Land 400 bid partner Patria were confirmed as one of two tenders selected to take part in the 51 week Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program.

    BAE Systems and Patria are offering the combat-proven AMV35 for Land 400 Phase 2. The team is committed to manufacturing the AMV35 locally with an industry solution that will grow local manufacturing knowledge, create jobs and bring further economic benefits to the Australian SME supply chain.

    About Marand

    Marand designs and manufactures complex and innovative equipment and products to the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and renewable energy industries. Our customer base includes companies such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

    Our expertise in applying innovative manufacturing and production techniques, with precision where needed, delivers substantial financial benefits to our customers. This has resulted in Marand being the largest Australian supplier on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme. In addition to the F-35 Vertical Tails program, Marand is the global sole source of the F-35 engine removal and installation trailer.

    More info: http://www.baesystems.com/en-aus/article/bae-systems-and-marand-announce-teaming-agreement-on-land-400

    Media Contacts

    Marand: Alex Lyon on +61 417 384 223 / alexl@marand.com.au

    BAE Systems: Kaye Noske +61 (0) 8 8480 7574 / kaye.noske@baesystems.com

  • First in Australia, Marand now accredited for NADCAP Measurement & Inspection

    Marand is now accredited for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection by The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap).

    At the time of accreditation, Marand was Australia’s 1st company and 1 of only 8 companies globally to receive the accreditation.

    “Marand’s achievement in receiving Nadcap M&I accreditation gives our customers’ confidence in Marand’s ability to measure and inspect its aerospace products. The fact that we achieved the accreditation is testament to the processes, people and capabilities we already had in place to serve our customers.” Rohan Stocker, Marand CEO.

    Measurement and inspection techniques are used throughout the aerospace and defense industry to verify dimensions ensuring production meets client quality requirements.

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    Marand Nadcap Measurement & Inspection certificate for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection.

     

    About Nadcap

    Nadcap is the leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and automotive industries.

    About Marand

    Marand designs and manufactures complex and innovative equipment and products to the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and renewable energy industries. Our customer base includes companies such as Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Boeing, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

    Our expertise in applying innovative manufacturing and production techniques, with precision where needed, delivers substantial financial benefits to our customers. This has resulted in Marand being the largest Australian supplier on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme. In addition to the F-35 Vertical Tails program, Marand is the global sole source of the F-35 engine removal and installation trailer.

    Media Contacts

    Alex Lyon on +61 417 384 223 or alexl@marand.com.au

  • Marand continues global F-35 success in training domain

    Following on from their very successful work in manufacturing vertical tails, an extensive range of aerostructures tooling and the F-35 engine installation and removal trailer, Marand has recently competed for and won a contract from Lockheed Martin for the detail design and manufacture of new F-35 Lightning II training technology. Marand will design the fuselage assembly for an engine and lift fan removal and installation trainer (ELFRIT) for the F-35 program.

    The initial ELFRIT will be delivered to the U.S. and will be used to train maintenance crews in the precision tasks of removing and installing engines and lift fans. Marand hopes that further examples of ELFRIT might be required at a number of the major F-35 sustainment bases worldwide.

    The contract for the initial ELFRIT represents around 45 person-years of additional Australian input to the F-35 program. Marand envisages that over 95% of the labour input will be carried out by Australian companies and a large proportion of the material content will also be locally sourced.

    Marand’s proven capability to develop and test innovative multi-purpose mechanical systems will be used for this contract.

    Marand’s General Manager of Aerospace and Defence, Mr Steve Mellor said, “This is another great opportunity for the Marand team to provide more innovative solutions into the F-35 programme. We are very excited to have the opportunity.”

    Marand expects to complete the design phase mid-2017 and to deliver the first unit late 2018.

    Contact

    Alex Lyon – Business Development Manager
    E: alex_lyon@marand.com.au
    M: +61 417 384 223