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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.

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…

Why is cable protection important?

28th November 2016

As you’ll know, we’ve been supplying 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 over 6,000 products…

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…