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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.

New year, new challenges! Important changes are set to be effective from 1st January 2015

30th October 2014 - Company News

PMA_Main_CatalogueFrom 1st January 2015 we are revising our pricing structure. In line with inflation, to maintain our excellent standard of service and highest quality products, we have to make a small increase in our prices and our standard prices will therefore rise by an average of 1.4%. We hope that our customers will understand the need for this small increase in standard prices and are very much looking forward to continuing successful trading into, throughout and beyond 2015. Download the current PMA product…

Bagger-Nielsen implements PMA cable protection in Danish railway infrastructure

25th October 2014 - Rail - Infrastructure, Case Studies

pma_visual_pcs_highly_flexible_heavyCase Study - Railway infrastructure in Denmark. Bagger-Nielsen Limited is a technology trading company that develops and sells high-tech components and systems for industrial and service companies in Denmark in both the private and public sectors. Located near Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, Bagger-Nielsen has been established since 1978 and in partnership with PMA Cable Protection since 1985. At PMA's Sales Conference in 2007, Bagger-Nielsen made it their mission, with PMA, to go into the Danish…

Brand new NSNV-M Fittings to offer major advantages over previous models

23rd October 2014 - What's New, Technical Information

NSNV_fittings_lowres  Exciting news! PMA can now offer from stock NSNV-M fittings. This is a series of straight swivel fittings with a similar construction to the existing NSWV-M 90° elbow and NSBV-M 90° curved elbow fittings and is based on the existing PMAFIX IP68 series sealing technology. The major difference compared to the standard PMAFIX IP68 series is that the metal termination thread is snapped onto, instead of being directly injection moulded into the fitting body. This has the advantage that…

Case Study: Cold Impact Testing – PMA’s products continue to amaze

20th October 2014 - Testing, Rail - Infrastructure, Hazardous Areas, Case Studies

PCS Siemens storyA Finnish rail company - a customer of Siemens - have questioned the general use of polyamide corrugated cable protection systems due to breakages to conduits as a result of poor ageing characteristics and high impact energies at low temperatures. It is important to note that these experiences had nothing to do with any PMA products, but with conduits from another, unrelated, company. This loss of confidence in polyamide materials led them to begin searching for alternative cable protection…

IRIS Surveillance Audit: Certified Success for 2014!

14th October 2014 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Rail - Infrastructure, Company News

pma_approvals_iris_certificationAfter the recertification audit in 2013, PMA AG had the yearly IRIS - International Railway Industry Standard - surveillance audit by DQS in June 2014. During this intensive process some corrective actions were identified, which were resolved. A half-day follow up audit confirmed that these remedial actions had been completed. Those actions helped to improve PMA‘s IRIS score to 64%!  PMA's certificates of quality and conformity can be seen here... For more about the International Railway…

Meet the wonderful team behind PMA’s UK Operations

10th October 2014 - Company News

team photoPMA's UK office, based in a small town within the beautiful county of Hampshire, is an essential part of PMA Operations; taking care of everything from social media to product lines & the UK Warehouse. So, who are the faces behind this vital part of PMA? Let us introduce you to the wonderful, hardworking PMA UK team:   Annabella is our Office Manager and has been with PMA since 2000. She's also responsible for internal sales & logistics and is the number one contact for technical queries.…

Power and productivity for the maritime industry

7th October 2014 - Ship Building

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 16.41.00Although PMA are best known for our work in the rail infrastructure and rail rolling stock industry, machine building, automation and energy sectors, we have also been successful in the area of ship building and offshore applications by providing high quality components, intensive technical customer support and first class logistics. Our motivation is to design and manufacture high quality products which our customers, at all levels of business, enthuse about. We use our many years' worth of…

The coolest trade fair yet! InnoTrans 2014

3rd October 2014 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Rail - Infrastructure, Exhibitions, Company News, ABB

InnoTrans2InnoTrans 2014 was by far the coolest trade fair that we have ever participated in. For the first time since its takeover by ABB, PMA this year had a stand in ABB branding - plus the coolest exhibit at the trade fair. A block of ice weighing approximately 250Kg!   An ice block in the trade fair hall But can that work? An ice block in a trade fair hall? To get straight to the point: It not only worked, it was THE attraction, possibly of the entire InnoTrans! And nobody got wet feet… In…

ABB creating an automated future together

30th September 2014 - Automation, ABB

The possibilities that lie within the relationship between man and machine are those that have been endlessly imagined, discovered and explored throughout the years. ABB understand these possibilities and how important this relationship is to further advancing efficiency in industrial manufacturing. Therefore, to meet the flexible and agile production needs required in the consumer electronics industry, and increasingly in other market sectors, ABB has developed a collaborative, dual arm, small…

PMA UK took part in Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning!

27th September 2014 - Company News

Andover_PMA_MacMillanThe Andover branch of PMA UK, along with various other ABB UK locations, proudly took part in the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning on 26th September; helping to raise much needed funds and awareness for the very deserving charity: Macmillan Cancer Support. The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support's biggest charity fundraising event. Every year, they invite businesses and individuals across the UK to hold a coffee morning, where donations are made on the day to…