Railway signal manufacturer Aldridge has achieved Authorised Engineering Organisation status, recognising its excellence in innovation and engineering.
Established in the early 1990s, Aldridge has supplied signals and products to Sydney Trains, ARTC, CRN, Queensland Rail, Aurizon, PTSSA, PTAWA, TasRail as well as exporting signals to Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand.
A privately owned Indigenous Australian company, Aldridge Railway Signals (signal manufacturer) and its sister company Aldridge Signal Infrastructure (signals installation) employ 100 Australians.
In 1995, Aldridge Railway Signals designed, manufactured, and commissioned Australia’s first LED rail signals into the Sydney Underground System, better known as “the City Circle”, which replaced all incandescent signals with LEDs.
In 1998 Aldridge achieved compliance with ISO 9001 for a Quality Management System in the design and manufacture of railway signals and associated hardware.
Expanding its product offering, in 2018 Aldridge became the Australian distributor for Kyosan, which was first established as Tokyo Electric Industry in 1917. Since then, Kyosan Electric has been developing and producing various products such as platform screen doors and mechanical gap fillers for metro train systems, perway products such as points and point motors, right through to interlocking systems.
In 2019 Aldridge supplied the first smart signals for North-West Rail’s fully automated and driverless system.
In April 2020 Aldridge achieved recognition as an Australian Indigenous company, registered with Supply Nation as a certified supplier.
The new AEO status highlights Aldridge’s signalling and control trackside system (including cabling) expertise in the areas of material procurement, manufacturing or fabrication, testing and commissioning as well as acceptance services.