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Interpipe makes first supplies of railway wheels, produced on new facilities


Interpipe has produced the first order for railways wheels for modern passenger transportation vehicle EMU at the new line for finishing operations, which was commissioned in October 2016. The order was for the Bulgarian Railways. Railway wheels, produced in the Dnipro, Ukraine, will be used by the EMU train, manufactured by Siemens. The total volume of the supply is 240 wheels.

Railway wheels under the KLW brand have been manufactured in accordance with requirements of the European EN 13262 standard. These 850 mm diameter wheels have been subjected to high-precision web drilling to ensure the installation of the disk braking system elements.

Alexander Garkavij, CCO, Interpipe:
“Previously, we had to resort to help of our subcontractors to produce such orders. Today we developed our capabilities in this area and now can carry out these complex operations by ourselves, thereby guaranteeing quality and on-time product delivery.”
Interpipe has invested USD 16.2 million on the development of its railway product manufacturing facilities. One of the program stages involves launching the new line for finishing operations to produce railway wheels for modern passenger and high-speed rail. The new capacity enables the company to manufacture complex products, requiring additional high-precision operations as drilling, boring, and also painting.
 
Background:
Interpipe is a global producer of steel pipes and railway wheels, based in Ukraine. The company’s products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in key markets of Ukraine, the CIS, the Middle East, North America, and Europe. The railway wheels are produced under the KLW brand. In 2015, Interpipe supplied 280,000 wheels.
 
Contact details for the mass media:
Irina Stupachenko
Phone: +380 67 563 59 42
Irina.Stupachenko@interpipe.biz




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