TDI builds dedicated project teams around specific customer requirements. In-house resources are complemented by a large network of technical consultants, preferred suppliers and manufacturers.
Specifically, TDI enjoys close working relationships with the following strategic partner companies (in alphabetical order):
Changzhou Evergreen Transport Technology (CETT) supplies the Chinese rail industry with complete interior systems for high speed and metro rolling stock. Since 2005, TDI has worked closely with CETT on design and engineering for many rail projects, both in China and internationally. CETT is also able to support TDI on design and supply contracts in Europe which require a competitive 'LCC' element.
Photos show Dr Roger Aylward, former Chairman of TDI's Minitram business, signing a joint venture agreement with CETT Chairman Mme Zhou (top left) and Martin Pemberton assisting the CETT team to win the PHD heated floor contract with Bombardier.
Based in Dunfermline, Scotland, Greenfold Systems Ltd (GSL) are a leading supplier to the bus and rail industries of low to medium volume metal fabricated products including high complexity mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies. Most recently, GSL and TDI have worked together to design and supply the new visitor transit system for Stonehenge.
Located nearby the TDI offices, SL Transportation (trade name Severn Lamb) is TDI's ULR train manufacturing partner. The two companies collaborate on the design and supply of niche people movers and specialist trains designed to operate in attractions, theme parks, airports, exhibition sites and park-and-ride applications. Severn Lamb has been designing, building and maintaining light urban and leisure transport systems all over the world since 1947.
Established in 1988 as a joint venture with Design Resource in Sydney, Transport Design International Pty Ltd is our gateway to both the Australasian and Asia-Pacific markets. Under the leadership of Design Director John Brown, our team 'down under' specialises in the industrial design of rolling stock, road vehicles, motor boats and yachts with a particular focus on style, safety, comfort and accessibility.
As the UK’s foremost railway seating specialist, Transcal Rail have unrivalled knowledge and experience of the railway seating industry. Since 2014, TDI have been working in partnership with Transcal to undertake the design and supply of complete rail interior systems including, most recently, the HST, First Class refresh for First Great Western.
TDI is the UK design partner and sales agent for Vectus, a Korean owned company (POSCO) fully committed to become a leading, global supplier of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) systems. PRT is a fully automated, public transportation solution that is optimally designed to offer on-demand and non-stop travel services, similar to the use of taxis but without a driver on-board the vehicle. Vehicles typically seat six to eight passengers.
Transport Design International was originally founded by product design house Warwick Design Consultants in 1987. Now managed by Martin Pemberton's former business partner Robert Tansley, Warwick Design continues to support the TDI team on the design, development and prototyping of specialist electro-mechanical products and equipment.
TDI have enjoyed a longstanding association with locally based fabrication experts Winstanley & Co. Since the 1990s, Winstanley have been supplying fully kitted aluminium and welded steel interior assemblies including ceilings, walls, doors and cab equipment to Alstom, Bombardier and Siemens. Working together, TDI and Winstanley are able to provide a comprehensive design and supply service to the rail industry.