EVRAZ and Slovenian company SZ-VIT have started the production of TSI wheelsets.
EVRAZ has won a tender to supply TSI wheelsets to German freight wagon leasing and logistics company VTG AG. According to the contract EVRAZ and SZ-VIT will deliver in 2016 a first batch of 700 to 1,000 wheelsets.
In 2017, EVRAZ plans to expand its supplies of wheelsets to VTG AG. “Wheelsets are an extremely interesting segment for the company. They will allow us to expand our client base on account of rail operators and manufacturers of freight wagons, who prefer to purchase finished goods”, said Ilya Shirokobrod, EVRAZ Vice-President, Sales and Logistics. “The cooperation with the Slovenian partner opens a new promising market for EVRAZ”, he added.
For wheelsets EVRAZ NTMK produces freight railway wheels BA314, which are TSI-certified. The wheels further are used for assembly of wheelsets together with axles BA302 at the plant in Slovenia. The inspection and acceptance of the first lot of 45 wheelsets has been successfully completed.