Transport Design International have won Insider’s Made in the Midlands Automotive, Aerospace and Rail Award. The finalists for the annual celebration of the region are manufacturing prowess listed across ten categories. The evening recognised the products, innovations and ideas from the region’s manufacturers over the past 12 months.

We are hugely proud to win the Insider Made in Midlands Award tonight for Automotive, Aerospace and Rail. Transport Design International is a global leader in the design, innovation, and manufacture of Very Light Rail vehicles. To be recognised for our ground-breaking work in the Midlands region and our first of a kind, Revolution VLR vehicle is fantastic. We have had a lot of national and international interest in RVLR and we are currently working with Eversholt Rail to bring the vehicle to market.

– Sam Sharp, Transport Design International

We are delighted that Transport Design International has won this prestigious award, recognising the ground-breaking achievement in bringing the innovative Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle from concept to reality. It has been a great team effort and we look forward to working together in the next phase of the programme to build on strong market interest by securing production orders.

– Tim Burleigh, Eversholt Rail

About Revolution VLR

We are thrilled to have won the Automotive, Aerospace and Rail Award for our work on our Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle.

This year, working alongside Eversholt Rail, we have focused on our Revolution VLR vehicle.

Revolution VLR was conceived to provide a modern, attractive, cost-effective vehicle solution. It will allow enhanced services on poorly served branch lines. The goal is to facilitate the reopening of disused railway lines. And to also encourage rail network extensions will improve connectivity, particularly for new residential/business developments.

About the Made in Midlands Awards

This year’s Made in the Midlands Awards was another inspiring showcase of the region’s world-class manufacturing sector.

It was fantastic to see a strong line-up of businesses, such as Pukka Pies, Forterra and Morningside Pharmaceuticals to Contechs, Envisage Group and Addmaster (UK). As well as, businesses from across the Midlands, including Loughborough, Burton on Trent, and Dudley.

The winners of each category were announced at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham. The event recognised the products, innovations and ideas from the region’s manufacturers over the past 12 months. Guests heard from Professor Gary Jones of Rolls-Royce and Professor David Bailey of the University of Birmingham. The event was compered by Mike Bushell.

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