Ashby companies earn order of near £1million to supply Northern Trains with passenger information displays

By Ashby Nub News Reporter

16th May 2023 | Local News

Photo: Erhan Inga |
Photo: Erhan Inga |

Two Ashby-based companies have combined to win a contract of just under £1million for the manufacture and supply of passenger information displays for Northern Trains.

Journeo - situated in Charter Point Way - and its recently acquired subsidiary, Infotec - also based in Ashby at Tamworth Road - has received a £0.9m purchase order.

Northern Trains, branded as 'Northern', is a publicly owned train operating company which operates a fleet of 345 trains calling at 474 stations.

The East Midlands Business Link website reports it has recently commenced a programme to replace and upgrade the passenger information displays in all their stations and this purchase order for approximately 200 displays follows on from purchase orders received by Infotec prior to the acquisition, where over 300 displays have been manufactured and shipped in the last 12 months.

On completion, this new purchase order will take the total number of displays supplied to Northern for their station upgrade to around 50 per cent of its estate and the directors consider that, due to the ongoing demand for Infotec's high performance, high reliability displays technology there is potential for additional revenue opportunities for the company in 2024 and 2025.

All displays are connected to Infotec's Javelin Content Management System (CMS) software to enable advanced content delivery and hardware monitoring via an easy-to-use web-based application.

The display systems are scheduled to enter production during the second half of this year.

Russ Singleton, Chief Executive of Journeo plc, said: "I am delighted to see the continuation of the relationship with Northern, following the acquisition of Infotec by Journeo.

"Across the board, customers have been welcoming of the change and we are beginning to see the resulting growth of Group revenues, order book and sales pipeline.

"By continuing to place orders for our high-performance displays, Northern know that they are investing in a solution that is robust and reliable, with the backing of a larger group and technical development force, and access to the full suite of Journeo products, software and services for larger or more complex projects in future."


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