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UGL moves to new Auburn facility

UGL Auburn

UGL has moved to a new manufacturing facility in Auburn, New South Wales, from where it will continue to support the railway industry. 

The facility is more modern than the previous one and better equipped at accommodating people living with a disability. It will be more efficient, comprised of one single facility rather than lots of small buildings. 

The move comes after the company spent nearly 50 years at its former location, in Milperra.  

UGL Managing Director Doug Moss said the company was constantly evolving and remained a leader in the rail industry.  

“Our new Auburn facility will allow us to grow and continue to innovate, but it’s our people that make UGL great,” he said.  

“We are lucky enough to have a breadth of knowledge and experience, with some of our employees working for us for 30 years or more.  

“We are a local manufacturer employing local people, using the latest in innovative design and combining it with all that fantastic experience.” 

A sustainable approach to the move was undertaken, achieving: 

  • 71.6 tonnes of steel recycled 
  • 11.2t of aluminium recycled 
  • 10.5t of copper recycled 
  • 13.5t of paper and cardboard 

The new manufacturing facility produces, repairs and tests signalling equipment and traction equipment, including: 

  • Signal wayside equipment 
  • Solid state interlocking 
  • Train protection systems 
  • Trackside cabinets
  • Rectifiers for traction power 
  • Heavy DC traction circuit breakers 

The site will play a crucial role within the industry, with UGL’s radio and signalling construction teams currently supporting major NSW infrastructure projects. 

As well, UGL strives to transform train travel by supporting Future Railway Mobile Communication Systems (FRMCS) in Australia once the standards are finalised in Europe, and through the adoption of new technologies. 

“It may be a new address, but we have the same high standard of quality and commitment our clients and communities have experienced for decades,” Moss said.