AUSTRALIAN-OWNED SALIX PRODUCTS HAS ESTABLISHED A REPUTATION AS A FULL SERVICE RAILWAY PRODUCT PROVIDER, SPECIALISING IN THE DESIGN, SUPPLY AND MANUFACTURE OF PRODUCTS FOR THE RAIL CORRIDOR.
Salix is proving that Australian owned companies can compete on the international stage. Already successfully established, the company is delivering work in South America and South East Asia, where clients are reaching out to work with Australian experts in the rail space.
Salix General Manager Mark Fulford said the business had also diversified its service offering to complete life cycle support.
“Total cost of ownership is critical for our clients’ networks across Australia and internationally, and we want to ensure that we meet that expectation,” he said.
“Part of this process has been to offer training to constructors in the best techniques to install the product successfully, and then provide professional advice and training to maintainers and asset owners in how to ensure improved asset life and longevity through regular inspections and preventive maintenance practices.”
On top of this, Salix clients’ regularly contract them to routinely perform asset maintenance checkups on products and work with their engineering teams for best solution to any problem.
Salix believes the collaborative approach is critical for success, and is a factor that has differentiated Salix from the market.
“We have prided ourselves on integrating with our clients on complex projects so that we can achieve a successful project for not only them, but also the end client. Being part of the team on the journey can ensure we can react quickly to design or program changes and mitigate risk to minimise any disruption,” Fulford said.
Fulford said that remaining innovative was key for the company. “For example, we listened to our clients’ need for sustainable alternatives in the market,” he said.
“Our Green Range of sustainable alternatives for the railway, intermodal, ports and mining industries has been a result of that.”
The eco-friendly line was launched in 2022, which provides more options for low carbon, circular, sustainable products for the rail and civil projects.
The range includes:
• Green concrete sleeper – made from sulphur concrete, 100 per cent circular. Decreased Co2
footprint vs traditional concrete with the same track performance.
• Infinity composite sleeper – 100per cent circular, made from recycled plastics and household
landfill waste. Manufactured for strength and durability.
• Prisma anti-trespass system - lightweight and made from 100 per cent recycled tyres, fully
• Rapid root cement-free pile system – a cost-effective solution to traditional foundations without
the requirement of heavy plant and equipment.
• TufDuct cable system – carries high voltage and communications cables, manufactured from 100 per cent recycled plastic, removes significant cost in traditional burying cables under ballast which leads to easier ongoing maintenance.
• GreenCore noise wall – Made in NSW, lightweight and made from 100 per cent recycled mixed
plastics, providing superior acoustic performance for rail and civil construction projects.
• Technocrete cement-free foundation – post-mix alternative to concrete, forms a structurally
supporting foundation in 10 minutes.
• TDS 400 drainage system – lightweight, increases flow rate and reliable transmission of water
away from track beds. Installation costs reduced dramatically over traditional drainage remediations
(From Australasian Rail Directory issue 13 published December 2023)