Salcef Group’s concrete sleeper business Vianini Industria has been renamed Overail, and production facilities in Italy are being expanded to enable it to manufacture turnout bearers and tunnel segments.

Eran Gartner has been appointed to the newly-created position of CEO of Pandrol and joined the executive committee of its parent Delachaux Group, on April 1. Previous Pandrol executive committee member Guy Talbourdet is now focused on his role as CEO of Delachaux Group, and Brian Forster will retire at the end of June. Fabrice Seewald has been appointed to the new position of Deputy CEO of Pandrol and remains a member of the Delachaux executive committee.

Leasing company Porterbrook is to hold its second annual supplier conference in Derby on May 22, providing the supply chain with the opportunity to hear about its future plans.

Story Contracting opened a regional office n York on April 1, having won a five-year Network Rail framework contract worth up to £50m covering geotechnical work on the London North Eastern Route in 2019-24. The company is looking to employ around 40 additional staff over the coming year and plans new strategic partnerships with the wider supply chain.

Former Business Director Jaroslav Plhák, was appointed Technical Director and Deputy CEO of CZ Loko with effect from April 1. He succeeds Jiří Štěpánek who has been named Head of Rolling Stock Approval. Jan Kutálek becomes Business Director, with his previous position of Sales Director being abolished.