Morocco’s national railway carrier, ONCF operates around 1,150 miles of train tracks throughout Morocco and carries some 30 million passengers annually. So anything it does to lessen environmental impacts can have a huge effect. A recent news release from Axiom International announced the completion of its first project with ONCF as part of Morocco’s efforts to use cleaner energy for larger projects across the country.
According to the statement, Axiom was paid some $100,000 by ONCF for the patented recycled plastic composite crossties, or sleepers.
“Today’s announcement signifies a major win for Axion as we complete this initial contract with Morocco’s national railway,” said Steve Silverman, Axion’s President and Chief Operating Officer, at a press conference.
“Not only does the completion of our initial contract with ONCF represent an opportunity to expand our relationship with the railway in Morocco, it provides a key validator for Axion as we look to expand the sales initiatives for our innovative thermoplastic technology to international markets around the globe,” he added. “We have reached the point where customers have completed various projects and tested our plastic building materials and railroad ties, seeing for themselves the value our products offer. We’re grateful for our relationship with the ONCF and to be able to provide a product that is tailored to their exact specifications. We look forward to expanding upon this relationship and working with our clients to develop superior rail and building products.”