Evraz NTMK will deliver 2000 newly-launched Type BA 002 wagon wheels to Turkish State Railways (TCDD) by the end of March.
BA 002 type wheels (920 mm in diameter) are made of the ER7 steel grade and feature a high-precision boring of the wheel’s hub. This means that the tolerance for the wheel hub bore is measured in hundredths of millimeter. The experience gained while launching the new product will be used for developing other wheel designs.
“Production of the new wheel type is quite difficult technologically, but our engineers were able to launch it in just four months. We keep expanding our product portfolio and broadening the geography of our sales,” said Ilya Shirokobrod, EVRAZ Vice-President, Sales. “The annual demand capacity for wheels in Turkey exceeds 25 thousand pieces, and we consider the country among our high-potential customers.”
In 2014, EVRAZ NTMK significantly expanded the geography of its railcar wheels sales, sellign domestically and exporting to the CIS, the Baltic states, Europe and the USA with the total count reaching 65 thousand pieces. In 2015, EVRAZ shipped first batches of BA 004 and BA 018 wheels to Germany.