About Us

LUR was established in 2015 creating an unique entity with complete control over its supply chain ‘from furnace to fleet’.

LUR is a joint venture between Lucchini RS Group of Italy and Unipart Rail Ltd, combining the wheel & axle machining and wheelset & gearbox overhaul capabilities in Manchester with the bogie overhaul & wheelset trading activities in Doncaster

Quality of product and processes is paramount: we hold ISO 9001:2008 certification, as well as RISAS, IRIS, Link-up, OHSAS 18001 H&S, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and RIS-2710 – RST for NDT.

Servitisation Local Service Capability Digitalisation Operational Excellence

LUR has developed an approach to move from the traditional transactional methodology to a digital-based service proposition. We will create and convert data into management information to enable a more progressive relationship to be established allowing more time to focus on product and service innovation rather than the delivery of the product.

LUR’s strategy for digitalisation is based upon 3 elements;

  • Customer-based value chain integration 
  • Customer-based products and services
  • Company and Group IT

LUR’s manufacturing, logistics and product development capability is a foundational element of LRS’s global business strategy. It maintains a local service element in addition to the technical capabilities and strengths of its shareholders.

  • A Single efficient manufacturing ‘hub’ in Italy for the ‘hot’ processes
  • Local service capability ‘spoke’ with local knowledge providing final operations and services to local customers which ensures supply chain resilience and security of supply.
  • Depth of manufacturing and materials knowledge to drive R&D and innovation at the hub to support the local support services.

LUR has a philosophy with our shareholders where problem-solving, teamwork and leadership are fundamental in the ongoing improvement of the organisation.


LUR is innovating its organisational capabilities and processes to better create mutual value with its customers through a shift from selling product to selling product-service systems.

We are doing this through the development of our service culture, alternative life cycle based products SmartSet, SAMT and RFID technology to ensure the maximum service to the customer can be provided.

LUR also provide dedicated account management with a strong understanding of our customer needs through experience and communication.

Our core business is to provide service solutions for bogies, wheelsets and gearboxes, however we also provide:

R&D, design and on-site operational services including NDT and product innovation trials

Digital services for asset storage and tracking of wheelsets, gearboxes and bogies.

Supply chain and subcomponent management services through a ‘Tier 1’ supplier methodology

A vision for the future built upon 4 foundations of operational excellence, digitalization, servitization and local service

Information on our Shareholders:

Lucchini RS is a steel manufacturing group which operates globally. The group's core business is the production of high-end railway components – axles and wheelsets for high-speed transit; locomotives, passenger trains, trams and underground trains.

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Unipart Rail is a supply partner to some of the world's best-known names. Our partners know us to be expert in the services we provide – giving them the confidence to pursue their business objectives, while we support them with the bespoke solutions.

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