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PMA Cable Protection UK

Welcome to the PMA UK news blog. As the world's leading brand in cable protection systems, our 6,500 high-quality Swiss products have earned us an excellent reputation across several industries. We're constantly developing, producing and evolving to create revolutionary new products and here, we can keep you updated with all the latest news, offers and events.

Weather-proofing cable protection solutions, part two: external cabling

30th November 2016

None of us like being exposed to the elements; left to wander in the autumn rain without a coat or build snowmen in our back garden without gloves (and a hat, and a scarf!). Being exposed to harsh weather conditions isn’t fun for anyone, least of all for the all-important cables of railways... Left exposed to the elements, without protection, cables quickly become damaged and broken; vulnerable to premature aging, the sharp teeth and nesting instincts of rodents, water-damage, overheating,…

Cable protection and modern technology

29th November 2016

Here at PMA, we firmly believe in innovation, and supporting ground-breaking projects that push the boundaries of what’s possible, particularly within technology. A perfect example of this is Solar Impulse, a wonderful project we have the pleasure of being involved with as part of ABB, as it steals the world’s hearts and minds whilst truly bringing the future of eco-friendly technology to the forefront; becoming the first wholly solar-powered plane to circle the world. The roots of innovation…

Why is cable protection important?

28th November 2016

As you’ll know, we’ve been the world’s leading brand of cable protection solutions for more than 40 years, and we’re more than a little proud of it. Supplying the world’s most discerning businesses, and working on some innovative and ground-breaking projects making massive strides in 21st century technology – Solar Impulse and the Gotthard Base Tunnel included - we’ve paved the way for the most secure, resilient cable protection available. To-date, we supply…

Weather-proof cable protection solutions, part one: tunnels

25th November 2016

With the dark nights drawing in; the bitter cold of crisp winter mornings hovering only round the corner, and the prospect of evenings spent sitting under blankets with warm stew and a good book only weeks away, the weather is very much at the forefront of all our minds… No-one likes being cold – it’s uncomfortable, it’s tiring, and plays havoc with our skin – and the same can be said for cables used in railway infrastructure. It’s really easy for cables exposed…

The workforce with a difference: Meet PMA's latest employee

15th July 2016 - Company News, Automation, ABB

IRB2600 robotAs part of the ABB family, we’re well-known, not only for our outstanding products available to the rail industry, but also our innovative and ground-breaking contributions to automation and robotics; associated with some of the world’s most high profile projects of the moment in this forward-thinking field. It should come as no surprise then that, just weeks after ABB proudly won the IERA Award at Automatica2016 for the revolutionary YuMi robot, we’ve taken the decision to introduce…

PMA’s innovations in rail with Rail Live 2016

30th June 2016 - Rail - Infrastructure, Company News

PIC6-minAs we expand our product ranges and the industries we’re able to support - venturing into Food & Beverage, Automation, and Ship-Building to name but a few of our most recent additions - we will never forget our place as the global leading brand in cable protection solutions for the rail industry. Rail is where we began; honing our craft and developing our offerings for this complex and invaluable infrastructure – ensuring the world’s railways are suitably protected against…

Solar Impulse strikes again: another world-first for clean living

27th June 2016 - Energy, Company News, ABB

tumblr_inline_o97p6sGWG11tfbwvh_500“We want to represent the new world, the world of #cleantechs. Because the #futureisclean and it starts now!”, mused Bertrand Piccard on social media as he steered the ground-breaking solar-powered plane Solar Impulse across the Atlantic Ocean. Making history for clean living Although not a first for aviation, this monumental journey across the second largest ocean in the world marks a massive event in the history of clean living; as Solar Impulse makes its name, not only the as first…

Optimising our production with Automatica2016

24th June 2016 - Exhibitions, Automation, ABB

Automatica2016Here at PMA, we’re incredibly proud of our heritage, with over 40 years’ experience in creating the highest quality cable protection solutions available to the global market. We’re also proud that, for the last 4 years - since 2012 - we’ve been a significant division of our wonderful parent company ABB; creating power and technology for a better future. Since joining ABB, we’ve been associated with some incredible projects - such as the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland…

PMA supports the largest rail tunnel project in the world - the Gotthard Base Tunnel

1st June 2016 - Rail - Infrastructure, Company News, Case Studies, ABB

gotthard_1183x350When PMA became part of ABB in 2012, we inherited a 120+ year history in leading not only Switzerland but the world’s technological progress - from efficient energy production, to sustainable mobility, and everything in between. Consequently, we are proudly and irremovably linked to the entire history of Swiss rail traffic; a leading name in the field and a global leader in innovation and quality. ABB PMA Cable Protection and our unique position in the rail industry Steeped in history yet…

Solar Impulse: better today, cleaner tomorrow

23rd May 2016 - ABB

We’re so excited to be affiliated – through our wonderful parent company ABB – with the ground-breaking, innovative, and eco-friendly project Solar Impulse; now active and taking the world quite literally by storm for over a year.   The very first of its kind, Solar Impulse truly tests the limits of what is achievable with today’s technology; the very first plane to fly without fuel.   In today’s eco-conscious society where we’re continuously trying…