Porterbrook Innovation Hub - cleaning

Altro scrubs up for new innovation

Altro Transflor Motus, Altro Transflor Tungsten, Altro Logo and Kit cutting service

“We found the flooring very easy to clean and our engineer commented on how easy it was to manoeuvre the mop over the flooring. The use of the Autoglym Professional range made it even better.”

Michael Rutherford,
Commercial Manager Autoglym Professional Key Accounts


Porterbrook unveiled their first Innovation Hub at Rail Live 2019. Altro were delighted to be invited to exhibit, and presented our kit cutting service as a solution for improving passenger experience through design.

As a busy exhibition car at an outside event, the innovation needed to be easy to clean and maintain to keep it looking its best as the Innovation Hub goes on tour across the United Kingdom.


Altro is proud to work with our sister company, Autoglym, to bring new solutions for product cleaning. After the end of Rail Live, we undertook a clean of the Altro innovation to remove the mud tracked in from the show.

All of our UK manufactured transport floors are equipped with Altro Easyclean Technology, and combined with the cleaning power of Autoglym Professional products, the innovation cleaned up good as new.


Autoglym used Autoglym 56 Express Wash from the Autoglym Professional range to cleanse Altro Transflor Tungsten and Altro Transflor Motus, bringing them back to looking good as new with minimal time and effort. A quick procedure of spraying, agitating, and rinsing was all that was needed to make the innovation look like a new installation.

“The results achieved were excellent and provided a great finish – the coloured symbols still had the colours showing up very well.”

Michael Rutherford,
Commercial Manager Autoglym Professional Key Accounts

Autoglym 56 Express Wash is a detergent from the Autoglym Professional range, great for keeping your transport floors looking good as new.

Altro Transflor Motus is a high performance EN45545-2 compliant rail floor with wide design options and a PUR coating for an easy-clean finish, and no need for extra surface treatments.

Altro Transflor Tungsten is the lightest, safest EN45545-2 compliant rail floor on the market with a sustained PTV of 40 and weighing in at just 2.7kg per square metre.

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