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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.

The 5 challenges facing railways today

30th January 2017 - Rail - Infrastructure, Protection From Rats

railway_level1_1205px-widthA global leading brand in the field of cable protection solutions, we’ve forged our good name and fantastic reputation initially from our work in the rail sector; providing versatile and reliable cable protection systems that keep the world’s railways running safely and efficiently, journey after journey. Cable protection is an integral part of all railway networks; keeping cables safe and secure from all sorts of potentially harmful environments and situations, such as: Extreme weather…

Keeping you connected: PMA’s work to keep telephone lines secure

23rd January 2017 - Telecommunications

Internet_map_1024As the media spotlight shines increasingly on negative stories detailing slow or intermittent internet connections, large and small scale hackings, and the compromising of customer data from big broadband and telephone providers, it becomes ever easier for us all to lose faith in the security of our connection, and the integrity of the information we both share and receive online. In the age of the internet, where almost everyone and everything is online and connected, maintaining that connection…

The Future of Workforce Automation: creating efficient workforces

16th January 2017 - Automation, ABB

yumi-separator-1183pxParticularly during the last 10 years, major advancements in technology have positively impacted almost every element of our lives; from the way in which we shop, to the careers we choose, and the tasks we perform. New technologies are continuously revolutionising our lives, and pushing us to consider the most efficient way to do things - which is arguably most visible in a factory setting. As recently as 30 years ago, factories were dominated by human workforces; multiple staff members working…

Powering Switzerland’s first disabled chairlift

9th January 2017 - Case Studies, ABB

Cz30K86XUAAbtu_PMA have been an integral part of the ABB family for almost 5 years now; leading truly groundbreaking and innovative projects that transform the way in which we all go about our daily lives; from our woking environments, to our leisure activities. Most recently, ABB were delighted to provide the motors for Switzerland’s very first accessible chairlift - installed in the picturesque Swiss Alps only weeks ago. A revolution in automation, this beautiful piece of modern machinery - named the ‘Madrisa…

2016: a year in review for PMA

19th December 2016

As the end of the year draws closer, and we all begin to reflect on the journey 2016 has taken us on, let’s look back on some of the highest points this year had to offer us here at PMA cable protection… The beginning of the year saw us embrace the ever popular concept ‘new year, new you’ as we began to fully embrace our status as part of the ABB family; launching a great new website with a fresh new look. 2016 also saw us participate in a huge number of industry exhibitions…

PMA: keeping the world’s railways running this Christmas

16th December 2016 - Technical Information, Protection From Rats, Company News

As the festive season swings into action; the nights become increasingly longer, and the weather turns ever colder; bitter winds take our breath away, and thick frosts settle on our windscreens of a morning, there’s one thing many of us are already starting to think about - making the long journey home to see family for the end of the year. It’s a journey many of us feel rather torn by; excited to see our family and friends for lazy days and over-indulgent evenings, yet apprehensive…

The world welcomes home Solar Impulse

14th December 2016 - Testing, Company News

A task once thought impossible by even the most hopeful of Ecologists, the world’s first solar airplane, Solar Impulse, has landed in Abu Dhabi; completing a groundbreaking, zero-flight mission spanning an incredible 40,000km around the world. The journey, which began in March 2015, saw 2 ambitious and visionary pilots - supported by many a team of experts - take to the skies to demonstrate the capabilities of clean energy, capturing the hearts and minds of the entire world as they did so.…

Why should your business be using PMA cable protection?

12th December 2016 - Ship Building, Rail - Infrastructure, Machine Building

Here at PMA, we pride ourselves on being one of the world’s leading brands in cable protection solutions for a wide range of industries, including; railways, shipbuilding, automation, and - most recently - food & beverage. For over 40 years now, we’ve perfected and refined our offering of over 6,000 products, according to the ever evolving requirements and exactly standards of both the industries & individual clients we work with. This experience has enabled us to become pioneers…

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…