Irish Rail complete seat cover upgrade

We have completed what we believe, to be one of Europe’s largest refurbishment programmes with Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann). The refurbishment of 234 carriages, with around 15,500 seat covers upgraded with our high performance leather. Muirhead low carbon leather was the winning choice for its long-term cost benefits, durability, flame resistance, comfort, and hygienic qualities.

Aisling Norton, Continuous Improvement Specialist at Irish Rail, shares how investing in Muirhead leather contributed to commercial gains. “Over 12 years, fabric seats would cost €5.8 million, including cleaning. Leather costs €2.6 million, generating a massive saving of €3.2 million.”

By choosing Muirhead leather over a fabric alternative, Irish Rail has opted for sustainable durability, comfort, hygiene, and a market-leading warranty with a €3.2m cost saving for seat upgrades.