Key Rail Solutions

Key Fasteners. Unlocking solutions for rail.

Key Fasteners understand rail. We know that you need all product supplied to be fully traceable. We know that you want it delivered yesterday. We know that you won’t always know what you want and therefore value proactive suggestions for solutions.

We stock many parts which are standard for rail but considered special by general fastener suppliers.

We work with approved suppliers to bring you the latest advances. There are always new products coming on to the market and we help keep you up to speed.

We supply all fasteners including Lanfranco HFR slotted nuts, Philidas nuts, tab washers and parts to drawing. We also offer a free product identification and sourcing service.

Key Fasteners offers a complete range of PPE including gloves, coveralls, masks, hearing and eye protection and first aid.

We also provide tapes, adhesives, sealants, drills, taps, brushes and other general consumable you can think of. We have even been known to provide toilet seats and windscreen wipers!

Innovative Supply Methods

Key Fasteners can supply items in a variety of ways tailored to your requirements;

Kitting to complete assemblies (for example a kit for a bogie overhaul might contain fasteners, o rings, gaskets, sealant, wipes and gloves)

State of the art cloud based vending ensures real time stock traceability to individual staff.

Stock cabinets with bar code labels

Two bin supply of fasteners

Traditional purchase order supply

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" Key Rail suggested supplying all the parts needed for our bearing change project in kit form. Over thirty parts are pre-packed by Key Rail and delivered direct to site. Our fitters have all the parts they need to do the job right there. We have not had to set up stores, pick product or issue it, saving us time and money. "

Stores and services manager, South Eastern

" Bombardier has a long standing relationship with Key Rail. Our most recent, innovative project with Key Rail has been the supply of CCTV and Passenger Information Systems for 465 units. Bombardier orders the stock but it is delivered direct to Key Rail who then prepare kits and deliver them to site. We know Key rail are reliable and will deliver the right product on time. "

Commodity buyer, Bombardier

" Key has worked with us over the last year to develop a solution to our anti-graffiti film issues. They have set up a reliable process to assure the cost effective supply of all the pre cut film for our 455 and 458 units. This has enabled us to reduce overheads and put into effect more stringent controls and accountability procedures. "

Materials Manager, South West

" J. Lanfranco have been supplying slotted locknuts for use in the most extreme service conditions for 35 years. However, there has been a resistance to change within the rail industry and specified nuts have been insisted upon. When a particular specified nut was simply unavailable, Key Rail took the initiative and offered our ESL nuts as the perfect alternative for Bombardier. This "can do" approach solved a real problem. "

President, J. Lanfranco

" 3M has enjoyed a great working relationship with Key Rail for eight years now. When a train operator had an issue with leaking cabs on their 455 fleet I had no hesitation in recommending Key Rail to supply 3M product to solve the problem. "

Market Development Manager, 3M

" As discussed today, I asked my team to give me some feedback with regards to the twin systems we have in place, and also other ad hoc demands we have. Here are the comments I received. The transfer of 2bin supply from Anixter was very slick. No issues at all, very easy to deal with. The only feedback I have is positive, Key are always happy to help and do anything they can to assist me with any issues I have. "

Project Materials Manager, LSER Electrostar
Key Fasteners

Key Fasteners is a Unipart Rail Company since being acquired in 2017. By being part of Unipart Rail our customers benefit from an increase in the range of products and services that we offer to existing and new customers in the UK and internationally to strengthen our market position and reputation.