Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has taken a decisive step in the strategic reinforcement of its brake equipment business: At its Pamplona plant in Spain, the company has begun volume-production of its Problock J816M brake blocks for freight cars. This addition to the portfolio marks a milestone: With these “whisper brakes” Knorr-Bremse will now provide low-noise brake blocks to the OEM freight car market as well. The company had already reinforced its aftermarket business by developing a low-noise, low-friction brake block for fleet modernization measures.
HUBER+SUHNER has been named as the preferred cable partner for Bombardier Transportation as part of a new five-year agreement which will extend the companies’ collaboration to more than 25 years. The deal will see HUBER+SUHNER continue to provide its power, control and communication cables to Bombardier’s existing rolling stock and future platforms worldwide.
Talgo, the leading Spanish high-speed train designer and manufacturer, reminds that the transport mode that is better suited to deal with the operating conditions needed to fight the spread of the COVID-19 is rail.
Colas Rail Hrvatska, subsidiary of Colas Rail in Croatia, in alliance with GP Krk and Colas Rail S.A signed on February 14, 2020 its first contract in Croatia for the reconstruction of the tracks which connect the port of Podbok to the freight station of Bakar.
Zeleros Hyperloop has completed a financing round worth more than €7 million. The company starts a new and important phase in the development of its unique version of hyperloop, the “fifth mode of transport”, the best alternative for the future to connect efficiently and sustainably long-distance routes for passenger and cargo transportation. Connections like Paris – Berlin could be reduced to less than an hour.
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 143 escalators and 61 elevators to Beijing's new Metro Line 17 in China. Once completed, the line will help to relieve congestion along the longest and busiest metro system in the world.
Vossloh AG finalized the sale of the Locomotives business unit to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., Zhuzhou, China (CRRC ZELC), a subsidiary of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd. (CRRC), effective May 31, 2020. With the approval by the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office) on April 27, 2020, all official approvals required in Germany and abroad for the execution of the transaction have been granted.