Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales.

Network Rail’s main customers are the separate and mostly private train operating companies, responsible for passenger transport, and freight operating companies, who provide train services on the infrastructure that the company owns and maintains.

The Network Rail infrastructure includes 20,000 miles of railway tracks, signals, overhead wires, tunnels, 40,000 bridges, level crossings and over 2,500 stations.

Network Rail is directly accountable to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive.

Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 42,000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

VolkerRail is a highly established and experienced railway infrastructure contractor.

Working throughout the UK, they have successfully completed high profile projects for Network Rail, London Underground, and most of the UK’s light rail and tram operating companies.

VolkerRail offers railway infrastructure services to both the public and private sectors in the UK including; Main line rail networks, Branch line networks, Underground mass transit networks, Overground mass transit networks including tramways and Private industrial railways.

 “Airsweb is an invaluable tool for VolkerRail’s management of safety, quality and environmental information. The system has been integrated into management system processes since 2003, specifically for reporting, escalation, investigation and root cause analysis. It is the main source for all proactive and reactive data monitoring and the analytics tools provide discussions at our Leadership Group meetings, to identify trends and agree strategy/focus areas.”

Emma Glenc | H&S Strategy & Performance Manager | VolkerRail

Airsweb User Group Committee Member


Suttons operates a global logistics services business focused on the chemical, gas, fuel and foodstuff sectors.

Through the two operating divisions, Suttons International and Suttons Road Tankers, it provides all aspects of tank container, road tanker, and combined transport services, with supporting activities which include fleet management, warehousing, drumming and on-site logistics.

Headquartered in Cheshire, UK, Suttons have a global team, based in offices and operating centres in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.


The High­ways Agency is an Exec­u­tive Agency of the Depart­ment for Trans­port and is responsible for oper­at­ing, main­tain­ing and improv­ing the strate­gic road net­work in Eng­land on behalf of the Sec­re­tary of State for Transport.

The strategic road network in England is some 4,300 miles long and is made up of motorways and trunk roads. While this network represents only two per cent of all roads in England by length, it carries a third of all traffic by mileage. Significantly, two-thirds of all heavy goods vehicle mileage in England is undertaken on the strategic road network, making it the economic backbone of the country.


Heathrow is one of Europe’s hub airports and the third largest airport in the world by passenger numbers.

Heathrow is the only hub airport in the UK and the primary airport in London, which is the world’s largest aviation market by some margin. Heathrow serves 75 direct destinations that are not served by any other UK airport and handles more than 80% of all long haul passengers flying to or from the UK.

In 2013 Heathrow handled almost 470,000 flights and a record 72.3 million passengers through its two runways and five terminals.


London Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world.

It serves around 220 destinations (more than any other UK airport) in 90 countries for over 40 million passengers a year on short and long haul point-to-point services. The airport is also a major economic driver for the South-East of England region, generating around 21,000 on-airport jobs and a further 10,000 jobs through related activities.

1 in 5 passengers travel through Gatwick on business and the airport serves 47 of the 50 top business destinations in Europe. Among the fastest growing European destinations from Gatwick in 2014 was the business centres of Copenhagen, along with Paris and Brussels. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links into the heart of London and elsewhere.

Gatwick is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the majority shareholder.


GistGist provides innovative, bespoke supply chain solutions that deliver cost savings, environmental benefits and competitive advantage.

Gist has a long history, spanning over 100 years, and is part of The Linde Group. The Company has over 3,000 customers covering a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors, with many utilising their specialist skills in managing supply chains for perishable and chilled products.

The Linde Group has an annual turnover of €15.3bn, through which Gist benefits from global capability, synergy and scale and has 5,000 employees based in more than 40 operational sites throughout the UK and Europe.

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Carl McIver | IM Manager | Gist