R&D

Austrak’s vision is to be the premier provider of railway sleeper solutions in Australia and internationally.

Austrak’s mission is to deliver value to clients in the below rail infrastructure market through customer-focused sleeper and related product solutions.

Austrak is exploring sustainable development and seeks to integrate profitable growth with the assurance of environmental protection. As markets adapt to environmental pressures purchasers are recognising products that provide better environmental outcomes.

In its quest for continuing performance Austrak is developing improved products, alternative raw materials, new materials and improved manufacturing processes. A Life Cycle Analysis tool will allow options to be fully analysed and compared for their environmental performance.

To be successful in research and development a systematic approach which promotes creativity and reduces risk needs to be adopted. Product introduction times are effectively minimised by development through an organised, planned phased approach.

Austrak is committed to research and development (R&D) to increase its success through leverage of technology in its market segment and to challenge and change the way sleepers and associated rail products are designed, manufactured and delivered.

Austrak has established an environment where innovation is valued and research and development projects have significant support, providing potential business success.

The Austrak Product Design department has responsibilities including R&D. It functions under a “technical services” business model providing services to its internal customers in the Commercial, Business Development and Operations departments. The Austrak Product Design department has a team of professionals each with a significant R&D portfolio.

The Austrak Factory Design department also has significant R&D activities using the professional staff in this group to continually develop and improve sleeper production processes.

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