South Birmingham firm secures Rail Timetable contract

January 12, 2010 by  

A South Birmingham print management company, Etrinsic, has secured a contract to print and distribute rail timetables. The company, which is based in Solihull, is producing the timetables for the Go-Ahead Group’s rail operation, Govia, who are a transport company.

Govia own the Southern, South Eastern and London Midland rail franchises. Between them the franchises handle almost 30% of UK passenger rail traffic.

The Birmingham print company will print and distribute, twice yearly, over 3.5 million timetables, delivering to 200 stations and other related outlets.

Etrinsic’s account director Paul Howie said:

“We have been working in the rail sector for more than 15 years and have proved we can deliver outstanding service in what is an extremely pressurised, deadline-driven and logistically complex environment. Rail companies are subject to strict compliance requirements – the fine for late arrival of timetables, for example, can run into thousands of pounds and with the potential for loss of franchise.”

The key factors in awarding the contract to the South Birmingham printing company were: “on-time, accurate and traceable delivery, together with tight stock control and management of digital assets”

This latest contract will add a significant contribution to the print company’s longstanding existing contracts with other large transport operators. Dynamic companies such as this are an asset to the South Birmingham region, especially in tough economic times. This print managing company appears to be staying ahead of the downturn and look set to offer excellent service to their clients in 2010.