Nottingham based metal railings and gates manufacturer Alpha Rail has fulfilled an order for pedestrian guardrail panels which have been shipped by container to Uyo, a city in south-eastern Nigeria and the capital of Akwa Ibom State.
The five figure order is just part of a significant export order of construction materials being procured by Martin Tyas of Branton Knight for use on a £multi-million road re-modelling scheme in Uyo.
In total over 400 panels have been supplied, some of which have been used to guide pedestrians towards safer crossings via a new 52m span road bridge that has been erected over a busy road junction and a 16m span bridge near an entrance to a university campus. The remaining panels will be used to guide pedestrians to an additional 27m span bridge. This bridge is still to be transported from Tin Can Island port complex in Apapa, which is located on the other side of Nigeria to Uyo where the bridge will eventually be installed.
Commenting, Martin Tyas of Branton Knight said, “Due to my extensive knowledge of export shipping and procedures I am asked to procure a wide variety of construction materials from companies within the UK for export to Nigeria. I need to be sure that I can trust my suppliers to provide quality materials, react quickly, meet deadlines and ensure goods are packaged adequately. Alpha Rail have definitely ticked the boxes in all areas.”
Alpha Rail Sales Director, Phil Ball added, “When I first took the phone call from Martin I was initially a little taken aback with the brief and the export destination, however fulfilling Martins demands was pretty easy as we already supply guardrail to a number of UK based road contractors, and have supplied pedestrian guardrail to Transport for London for the last 25 years.”
Alpha Rail was founded in 1985 and employs 40 staff at its manufacturing base in Kirkby in Ashfield.
Working nationwide some of the Company’s most prestigious projects include the provision of metal railings and gates for the £5.2m restoration of the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham, refurbishment of the Jack Hobbs memorial gates at the Kia Oval cricket ground in Surrey and also on a number of The Royal Parks including Richmond Park and Hyde Park. They have also supplied the playground railings used at the £3.2m Queens Jubilee Park on the Southbank adjacent to the London Eye attraction as well as providing metalwork products to many award winning park restoration projects.
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