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Axtone acquired 100% of shares of HSW Zakład Sprężynownia

HSW-ZS  is a leading Polish manufacturer of  hot rolled coil springs for rail vehicles (75% of sales) and for various industries (25%). 60% of their production  is targeted for export. The plant also has technologies and competences for the cold formed coil springs.

HSW-ZS  has been certified  by  Polish, German, Czech and Slovak railways and  has  AAR certificate which allows them to export to the U.S. market and also AQAP certificate.

The purpose of this acquisition is to exploit synergies between the new entity of Axtone Group and  other companies  and  consistent  implementation of strategy  positioning  Axtone  as a  segment leader among suppliers of coil springs for rolling stock.  Integration with another company with a similar profile of the Group’s production – namely the German leader in the manufacture of springs for the railway sector – Langen & Sondermann , which shares Axtone bought in 2012 will be of particular importance.  Combination of the production capacity of the two companies, their potential for development both technical and world customer base will strengthen the role of  Axtone on market of coil springs for rolling stock.

Axtone, since the establishment  of the group in 2006, successfully  implements the strategy of dynamic growth, based on three main areas: the development of new products, expansion into new markets, the consolidation of companies in the area of railway components manufacturers.

Activities related to the development of new products, result in Axtone having the leading position among others CRASH technology suppliers.  CRASH solutions  allow  absorption of very high energy of collisions, and more broadly  they are known as passive safety applications in railway vehicles. Also in the railway   spring segment  development of new products and applications, caused that Axtone products are used in railway vehicles operated not only in Europe but also in North America and Asia.


The purchase of HSW Zakład Sprężynownia Sp. z o.o., one of the main suppliers of railway springs on the European market, is an important step in the further development of the Group Axtone.

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