In November 2017, Technotrack Engineering announced that it is the proud company sponsor behind Gemma Holland's Machu Picchu challenge. We are thrilled to report that Gemma took on the challenging Machu Picchu trek and succeeded, not only in completing the challenge but by raising over £5,500 for local Ipswich charity, St Elizabeth Hospice.
“I've done some crazy things to raise money for the Hospice over the years but it's safe to say this one is the craziest! Trekking up to 9 hours a day over 5 days is going to be a tough one but I know with all of your support I can do it!”
Gemma arrived in Peru, South America on Friday, 4th May and after acclimatising to the altitude in the ancient Inca Capital of Cusco, began the tough trek to Machu Picchu on Monday, 7th May from the Sacred Valley.
The four day trek was a once in a lifetime experience for Gemma, she spent her evenings camping in the wild, beside rivers and her days tackling high mountain passes, the highest was 4,600m in the Ranrayoc Valley.
Following the traditional Inca path, Gemma and her team caught their first awe-inspiring view of the sacred site of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate on Thursday, 10th May.
"The whole Technotrack Engineering team would like to congratulate Gemma
on her successful challenge and we are proud to have supported such a worthy cause."
Callum Finlayson, Production Director
Gemma's chosen charity is St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for those living with progressive and terminal illnesses through palliative care. They can care for patients in their home, in the community, or at the hospice. St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity providing free services. Every year, their services cost £9.1 million to run, three quarters coming from the local community. They rely on fundraising, donations and volunteers, like Gemma to keep going.
If you would like to sponsor Gemma, you can donate here!
Technotrack takes close call reporting very seriously and have issued all staff with our new ‘Close call reporting pads’.
We feel that feedback from our ground staff is of utmost importance when it comes to safety and improving the infrastructure.
Our staff are encouraged to raise all issues however trivial they feel they are. All feedback is captured and passed on to the relevant department for action to be taken.
If you have any questions about our close call reporting procedure, please contact us.
Technotrack were delighted to be awarded the Central Rivers Installation project and continue to build our great working relationship with Fenix Signalling.
The work involved Installing Tiefenbach style depot points as well as Axle counters and shunt signals. Our team then worked closely with the test teams to assist with the changeover of the newly installed equipment.
Our team have enjoyed learning about the Tiefenbach technology and look forward to working alongside the Fenix team on future project.
Technotrack Engineering were pleased to have been part of the successful blockade works at Lowestoft over the last 2 weeks supporting Atkins.
As well as signalling teams, the Technotrack civils team were also part of the work force. This is the first opportunity TTE have been given to supply to Atkins and we look forward to building for the future and supplying more staff for upcoming projects.
Technotrack were pleased to be involved with the final commissioning stage of Crossrail Anglia.
The project was split over 3 areas which, included Guidea Park, Pudding Mill Lane and Ilford. We supplied numerous staff to cover all areas on both days and nights and helped to bring the project to a successful close.
All staff put in fantastic effort on what was a very complex project but was managed very well. Technotrack have built up a fantastic working relationship with Alstom and look forward to supporting any future projects.
With a new year upon us, the team at Technotrack have been looking back at our successes in 2017 and we are pleased to say, it was a very successful year. 2017 saw us work on a number of exciting projects and increase our client base, which resulted in us recruiting and building a bigger, stronger workforce.
2018 is already looking fruitful for the team, with new contracts and our continued plans to grow with our clients, ensuring we can fully support their requirements, for the future needs of our Railway.
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The Redhill project was successfully commissioned over a 10 day blockade throughout the Christmas period. The Technotrack team were delighted to be part of this project for Kier.
Technotrack was heavily involved with the Signalling installation from the start of the project, which involved Installation Supervisors, Team Leaders and Installers. Throughout the project our management team were in contact with the Kier team and held regular on site progress updates and resourcing level meetings.
We provided a wide range of tools for the project and our staff and vehicles were all fully self-sufficient with installation materials and job specific tools.
Technotrack would like to thank Kier for allowing us the opportunity to support this project and look forward to hopefully being a part of Kiers future works.
Technotrack Engineering is proud to be the company sponsor behind Gemma's Machu Picchu challenge. Gemma Holland will be taking on the 10 day trek in Peru, South America from Friday, 4th May to Sunday, 13th May 2018.
Gemma contacted Technotrack Engineering to ask if we'd sponsor her, and of course we were delighted to. All of Gemma's fundraising will be donated to St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. St Elizabeth Hospice is for people living with progressive and terminal illnesses. They offer expert care and support to help them, and their families, maximise the potential from the time they have left.
Gemma will be holding a number of fundraising events, including quiz nights, race nights, Turkish nights and physic nights. The team at Technotrack Engineering will be there to support her all the way. We will be promoting Gemma's events on our Facebook page.
If you would like to sponsor Gemma's Machu Picchu challenge click here:
We have a duty of care for of our staff, both technical and commercial.
With winter on it’s way, we want to remind our staff to always drive safely and be aware of bad driving conditions. All Technotrack Engineering vehicles have been fitted with new dash board stickers.
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The Technotrack team recently completed further training. We held a 'working at height' and 'harness' training course at our HQ in Ipswich. 10 full time employees attended and passed the course privided by Speedy Training.
Technotrack has also recently progressed a number of our COSS’s into SWL1 and has the remaining staff booked in for the future.
We would also like to thank Gary Brackley of Infinity training who set up an intensive signalling training course which included Basic signalling One, diagram reading as well as many others. Tui passed all courses with flying colours are we looking forward to helping him along his signalling career.