In 1928, Dr. Elmer Sperry established Sperry Rail Service after successfully developing the world’s first non-destructive method of testing rail, saving countless lives in the process. Dr. Sperry’s prowess made him one of the most prolific inventors in America, amassing over 400 patents in his lifetime.
Dr. Sperry’s dedication to precision through improvement and service underscores everything we do today. Sperry is the largest provider of Rail Health® services in the world, having inspected well over 12 million miles of track and having found more than 6 million rail defects. Sperry’s global reach includes active relationships with railways from heavy haul networks to metropolitan systems in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Sperry Europe headquarters is in Derby, at the RTC. From our offices in Derby we manage our UK clients and all of our European operations and contracts.