Bespoke Manufacturing

Railtec is a UK based manufacturer and can trace its beginnings back to 1898 with the formation of Firth Bros.

Based in Mapplewell near Barnsley, our purpose-built premises comprise 1¼ acres of open storage but more importantly 1240 square-meters of covered fabrication and manufacturing facilities, offering a full bespoke build, repair, and refurbishment option to customers owned equipment.

Railtec specialises also in the manufacture of bespoke one-off and small-batch fabrications for construction, engineering, and many other light and heavy industries. At the Railtec workshop, we are capable of undertaking general engineering fabrications of up to 10 tonnes in any one piece, backed up by the machines in our capacity list.

Here we can construct products to specific detail from design drawings or CAD. The installation of our products takes place on-site with the minimum disruption to the client. Our wealth of experience means we can handle a multitude of different types of installations, big or small, and we will ensure that these are always fitted and installed in accordance with safety legislation.

Services Offered:

  • Light Railway Rolling Stock and Equipment
  • Heavy Duty Bogies
  • Contractors Plant Steel Fabrications
  • Bespoke Engineering
  • Design & Build
  • Shot Blasting & Finishing
  • Fabrication
  • Refurbishment

Examples of our bespoke manufacturing work

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Manufacture of launching trailers, slipway bogies or Davit Arm systems to launch lifeboats of various sizes. We have also stripped down and refurbished trailers to as new condition.

We have both the facilities and expertise to refurbish equipment to virtually its original condition. Find out more by following the link below.

Equipment Refurbishment Services

Bespoke Materials Handling

At our Railtec site in Barnsley, we have the facilities to build large-scale bespoke pieces, and our team have been involved in some exciting projects creating sculptures, some of which can be seen below.

Case Study:
Crate of Air – Commission by the Kewenig Gallery Berlin

Sculptor: Sean Scully. 

The sculpture is now located at Chester University.


At Marwood Group, we offer a range of non-mechanical plant, available to purchase or hire. To view the full range of products available, request a brochure today.

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