Case Study: On the Move with Rail

About this Project

Through strategic outsourcing, ALTEX Wire and Cable solved several pain points for a rail transportation systems integrator.

Our engineering team assisted in design and then custom manufactured wire harness assemblies for rail crossing warning systems, braking systems, transit controls and end-of-train boxes.

Case Study Summary

A supplier of and systems integrator for safety solutions in rail transportation.

Wire harnessing was not a core competency for the integrator. Capacity issues plus a lack of workforce and manufacturing floor space also challenged the integrator’s ability to meet their global customer’s needs.

Outsource key assembly operations to a proven supply chain partner. This allowed the company to redeploy their workforce in other areas and free up manufacturing space.


  • OEM was able to meet industry demands and grow their business
  • Customized production of key components with Just in Time (JIT) delivery
  • Improved manufacturability resulting in production efficiencies and a reduced Bills of Material (BOM)
  • Successful manufacturing relationship resulting in ongoing
  • Our client meet the needs of their customer