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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.

Celebrating 40 years in cable protection

2nd April 2015 - Company News

40-years  Our story began in Switzerland in 1975, with a modest wish: to create high-quality cable protection systems.   An incredible four decades on and PMA has earned its place as one of the leading brands in the cable protection industry, with offices all over the globe; from our headquarters in Switzerland all the way to the USA.   Of course, it's not just our locations that have grown, our product range has too, as we now offer 6,500 new and innovative products to the market, giving…

Cable Protection Applications for Rail Infrastructure

24th March 2015 - Rail - Infrastructure

pma_visual_xsol_highly_flexible_medium_duty_multilayer  Millions of people across the world rely on railways; to get to work and school, to deliver heavy goods & machinery quickly and efficiently or to visit family & friends living hundreds of miles away; railways are a lifeline to a healthy, functioning society.   Damage to insufficient cabling can have devastating side-effects. July 2014, for example, saw a collision in South Western France between a high-speed TGV and Regional train leaving 40 passengers badly injured, all because…

ABB’s Alliance With Solar Impulse

17th March 2015 - Company News, ABB

image_solar_impulse_banner-copyright959a37e6c1f463c09537ff0000433538  Passionate about the environment, our parent company, ABB, has formed an innovation and technology alliance with Solar Impulse - the first plane that can fly day and night without fuel or subsequent polluting emissions - which, in March, 2015, started its first round-the-world flight powered by the sun.    The first-ever flight through the night with a solar airplane juxtaposing record-breaking missions across Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and the United States, brought global attention…

Railtex 2015 Preview: Fire Barrier Systems

10th March 2015 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Exhibitions, ABB

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 14.13.14  As the days get longer, the nights shorter and the sunny summer months edge ever closer, so too does Railtex '15 - the 12th international exhibition of rail equipment and services - from 12th to 14th May at NEC, Birmingham.   Firmly established as the largest rail exhibition in the UK and the THE showcase for technological innovation across all sectors of the rail industry, we're proud to be exhibiting our products; contributing to one of the most exciting events in the rail industry…

Ty-Rap cable ties: The Revolution

3rd March 2015 - Rail - Rolling Stock

rail_and_ty-rap  Invented by Thomas & Betts in 1958, Ty-Rap® cable ties are the original, the definitive product in health & safety.   So, as Ty-Rap® cable ties are now available to the rail industry through PMA, what features do Ty-Rap® possess that have made them the ‘go-to’ brand for over half a century?    Ideal for the secure management of cables, Ty-Rap® has rounded edges to prevent damage to cables and a smooth, notchless body, making the cable ties…

Rolling Stock applications – featuring your peace of mind

20th February 2015 - Rail - Rolling Stock

PMA-090611Trading since 1975, PMA is, and has been for many years, a recognised reliable manufacturing partner for world-wide producers of vehicles in the rail sector, such as high-speed trains, regional & city rail, locomotives and freight wagons.   To ensure our manufacturing partners are always supplied with the cable protection systems they need quickly and efficiently, we hold a variety of rolling stock solutions, from connectors and braids for outdoor applications to conduits specifically designed…

RoboScreens: a “first at sea” with Quantum of the Seas

13th February 2015 - Ship Building, ABB

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 18.14.57The Quantum of the Seas is the revolutionary new cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International. Taking its maiden voyage in the Autumn of 2014, Quantum of the Seas was created to be completely state-of-the-art, taking on-board entertainment and amenities to a whole new level, never before seen on any seaworthy vessel. Such "firsts at sea" include:  A 300 feet skydiving simulator Virtual balconies with realtime ocean views A large sports and recreation complex with bumper cars and a roller…

Ice Cold and Still Cool: reliability in the most extreme temperatures

6th February 2015 - Testing, Rail - Infrastructure, Protection From Rats

pma-snow1As extreme weather conditions continue to sweep through Europe and across the UK - with temperatures skipping carelessly between glacial and unseasonably mild (although we did enjoy building snowmen in February with our sunglasses on!) - it's vital that railway systems operate safely and efficiently with minimal risk of damage or delay. PMA's cable protection systems are specifically designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and our products are renowned within the industry for their superior…

PMA as a member of the ABB family

26th January 2015 - Company News, ABB

PMA_staff  As the turn of the New Year brings with it the chance for transformation, it's not only the colour of our products we're changing.   2015 marks the final step towards the unification of PMA and ABB - a significant change in PMA's identity; but what does this really mean?   PMA, under Thomas & Betts, has already been a member of the ABB family for 3 years; maintaining a strong brand and continuing to deliver the highest quality products available in the rail sector throughout…

51 Shades of Grey (but only one that matters!)

20th January 2015 - What's New, Technical Information

pma_visual_pcs_highly_flexible_heavy  With the New Year comes the opportunity to transform, refresh and invest in a 'new you'! Here at PMA, that's exactly the opportunity we've taken across our entire product range.   In order to unify the many different shades of grey previously found in our product portfolio, we have launched a brand new RAL colour as the single consist colour used in all PMA products: PCS Grey (approximately RAL 7042).    This new colour standard has been effective since 1st January and ensures…