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About The HIRD Group

Focused on excellence, we are a well-established organisation with a reputation for world-class service.


The HIRD Group is a world-leading provider of railway infrastructure products. Founded in 1952 as F. HIRD & Sons., today The Group is comprised of HIRD Rail Services (HRS), HIRD Rail Development (HRD), Trough-Tec Systems (TTS Rail) and HRD BV.

We are major global suppliers of glued Insulated Block Joints (IBJs), Green Trough, Hybrid Polymer Sleepers, Bearers, and anti-trespass systems.

Possessing 60 years of specialist industry knowledge, The Group has a steep history in delivering innovative solutions and working collaboratively with clients to provide an end-to-end service, from design to delivery. Building trusting relationships with our customers enables us to better understand their needs and continuously raise the bar for the quality of our goods and services.


Specialist in Track-related products and services



Our expertise has led us to developing strong international partnerships over the years. We are proud of these relationships, including:
  • We are the official UK service partner for Voestalpine Railpro based in The Netherlands. Their leading-edge rail products include the innovative dust suppression pressing ballast train, which effectively minimises workers exposure to hazardous rail ballast dust.
  • The appointed Global Reseller of USA based Fatigue Technology, renowned for its high-quality cold hole expansion and crack arrest solutions.
  • The UK supplier of the Lankhorst Mouldings KLP range of sustainable hybrid plastic S&C bearers, bridge bearers and sleepers, made from 100% recycled plastic.
  • The main distributor of Green Trough, the world’s most versatile cable troughing system.

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