Replin by Hainsworth Joins the Railway Industry Association (RIA)

Feb 28 2019, 3 48 pm

Updated Feb 28 2019, 3 48 pm

As part of their commitment to the rail industry, Replin by Hainsworth are delighted to announce their membership of the Railway Industry Association (RIA).

Stuart Allen, who has recently been appointed as Business Development Executive for Replin’s rail products within AW Hainsworth says, “Replin fabrics have been used in transportation for over 70 years, from the early days of the Orient Express to the latest Heathrow Express. The purchase by AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd, a company engaged in International Fire Safety standards, with its own in-house laboratory and manufacturing capability, has allowed Replin to build further on this expertise.  Our fabrics now lead in safety, style and performance, giving our design teams a fabric range that they are rightly proud of.  As the new Business Development Executive for Replin rail I am pleased to be able to bring these fabrics and design services to a larger audience through membership of such organisations as  RIA”.

Replin by Hainsworth design and manufacture high quality fabrics for rail interiors, including seat and wall coverings, and curtains. Recent projects include the wall coverings in the sleeper berths of Great Western’s Night Riviera, and the soon to be introduced Caledonian Sleeper.

“It is our attention to detail in quality, design, and specification in all our market areas where we excel, whether it is our iconic scarlet as worn by the Queen’s Guards, or championship quality snooker table cloth,” says Tom Hainsworth, Director at AW Hainsworth. “That attention to detail was exemplified when we were asked by CAF to design and develop a fabric for the berths in their Caledonian Sleeper carriages. In that case, our Design team worked closely to provide a product that would deliver an outstanding experience for passengers’.

Richard Jones, Technical & Innovation Manager at the Railway Industry Assocation (RIA), said: “It’s great to have Replin by Hainsworth on board. We look forward to working with them and their fantastic team to promote their business across the rail industry.”

Other recent high profile projects include dado panel coverings and curtains in first class on South Western Railways and TransPennine Express services, and seat coverings on East Midlands Trains, Heathrow Express, and Chiltern Railways.