1960 - 1985
Permaquip's inception was in the UK following the innovation of the Permaquip Rail Stressor by Mr Martin in 1960. It's engineering specification was so right, plus it was built to such a superior standard, that it's still in use today. On the strength of this one product, the UK rail industry requested Permaquip to design and manufacture a series of rail carts for the national infrastructure. The Ironman was born, an advance rail lifter that solves problems when handling equipment or rail on site, another great set of products still in use today. And so the company grew. During the next few decades, Permaquip evolved, establishing itself as the leading manufacturer of rail maintenance equipment in the UK.