Our Story

GAC Rail is a British business formed in 1988 and owned by Belgrave & Powell Limited in their Machine Technology Group. See www.machinetechgroup.com .  Machine Technology Group is a specialist machine tool group providing a range of services to the Aerospace, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Marine, Steel, Marine, Defence, and Railway industry sectors worldwide.

GAC Rail is renowned throughout Europe for its expertise in servicing, supplying and rebuilding vertical and horizontal wheel and axle machining solutions, including underfloor, above floor and vertical turning machines.

GAC Rail is also the exclusive UK sales and support agent for Rafamet and Poreba machine tools. Through these relationships GAC can supply individual lathes or complete turnkey solutions for railway workshops.

GAC Rail has decades of experience in the re-engineering and maintenance of machine tools for all the major rail machine tool manufacturers including SAFOP, SIRMU, ATLAS, Hegenscheidt, Sculfort, Webster Bennett, Giddings & Lewis, Morando and Rafamet. We also provide support for many other machines where the original manufacturer is no longer in business.


Our mission at GAC Rail is simple: to go the extra mile and provide the highest quality services in a timely manner. Our team caters to each of our many customers specific needs but understands the requirements of today's rail industry.