Unipart agrees five-year Sicut deal in Australia and NZ

Unipart Group Australia has signed a five-year exclusive distribution agreement with Sicut Enterprises Limited to sell Sicut Composite Railway Sleepers in Australia and New Zealand. 

Sicut Composite Railway Sleepers deliver superior performance, longer life and better value for rail track asset owners.  

They also offer a truly sustainable option where the use of recycled and recyclable materials and carbon reduction are important factors.

The unique technologies used in Sicut’s sleepers have been developed by the globally-renowned polymers research team at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, US.  

Over 300,000 composite sleepers using these technologies have been successfully installed in 18 countries around the world, accumulating nearly 20 years of fault free use.

Applications have included plain line, metro and tram, freight line, road crossings, bridges and switch sets, with axle loads up to 35 metric tonnes.

Sicut’s railway sleepers have been extensively tested in the laboratory and on the track, and currently meet or exceed all US and European standards.

Sicut’s technologies have also been used to manufacture complete bridge structures for road and rail applications.  

William Mainwaring, Chief Executive, Sicut Enterprises Limited, said: “Unipart Group Australia is already well-established in the rail sector in Australia and is ideally placed to offer a wide range of innovative products and solutions to the rail industry, which now includes Sicut’s globally proven composite sleepers.”

Glen Everett, Managing Director, Unipart Group Australia said: “We are excited to be bringing this proven composite technology to Australia and New Zealand. It is a sustainable solution and offers significant benefits over traditional sleeper materials. As demand develops we plan to help Sicut establish local manufacturing – helping Australia and New Zealand to repurpose local recycled plastics and plastic composites. 

“Utilising Sicut’s technologies, we look forward to helping turn today’s waste into tomorrow’s infrastructure.”