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Locomotives, Railway Trucks and Wagons

Gearing up for growth

8th November 2013 Large fabricator and rolling stock manufacturer Galison Manufacturing reports that it is well positioned to take advantage of government’s planned major increased spend in wagons and locomotives as part of its National Infrastructure Plan. Earlier this year, the company secured a $2-million... 

Supplier claims world first in locomotive steering, unlimited growth potential

8th November 2013 Johannesburg-based locomotive solutions provider DCD Rolling Stock believes it has unlimited growth potential owing to its patented Jika passive hydraulic steering (PHS) system for bogies, which is an industry-first due for commercial release. DCD Rolling Stock technical manager Daryl Leggitt... 

Company re-enters locomotives industry

8th November 2013 The general South African locomotive fleet is old and outdated says designer, manufacturer and installer of transformers Powertech Transformers (PTT), which has recently re-entered the locomotives industry, after seeing that the South African government has made funding available for the... 

Rail infrastructure needed to facilitate container growth

By: Carina Borralho     8th November 2013 During the next 25 to 30 years, the number of containers moved between Durban and Gauteng will be almost ten times what the figure currently is, says head of the government’s steering committee for the country’s Gauteng-based  aerotropolis project, Jack van der Merwe. He estimates that the number... 

Rail infrastructure needed to facilitate container growth
ON TRACK FOR TOMORROW The revitalisation of rail will ensure economic growth for South Africa

Company boasts $72-million in locomotives projects

By: Carina Borralho     8th November 2013 Locomotive supplier RRL Grindrod Locomotives is expanding its manufacturing facilities in Pretoria, Gauteng, to keep up with growing demand and future projects, with the expansion set to be complete by the end of 2013. Owing to the continent’s rich mineral reserves and the consequent demand for... 

Locomotives industry in SA improving

By: Carina Borralho     8th November 2013 The inadequate state of the South African railway industry in the past decade poses a challenge in meeting the requirement for rapid infrastructure development to support the country’s urbanisation and economic growth, says auditing, consulting and financial advisory firm Deloitte corporate... 

Locomotive manufacturer hoping to participate in fleet renewal tenders

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 Nigel-based locomotives manufacturer Union Carriage & Wagon (UCW), a Murray & Roberts- (M&R-) owned company, has started manufacturing 32 15 E locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) iron-ore line between Sishen and Saldanha. 

Railways need upgrading to relieve roads congestion

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 South Africa needs to improve its railway infrastructure to reduce the pressure on the country's road system, which is often congested because of trucks being used to transport the majority of the country's freight, says locomotive manufacturer and refurbishment company Industrial Locomotives... 

Capital expansion programme to benefit local companies

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 South Africa has been experiencing a major drive towards increasing investment in rail infrastructure during the past year.  

Bottom-discharge containers benefit rail industry

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 Bulk materials handling company Versatile Africa says the opportunity to transport more bulk freight by container wagon has significant potential to contribute to the reopening of rail branch lines and to increase main line bulk volumes in South Africa. 

Company modernises Italian passenger coaches

9th November 2012 Rail technology manufacturer Bombardier Transportation is modernising 110 passenger rail coaches for Italian rail operator Trenitalia. The work covers comprehensive modernisation services on the 30-year-old coaches.  

Company launches transducers for traction market

9th November 2012 Global electrical measurement solutions provider LEM has introduced the DVL series of transducers, which are fully compliant with the International Railway Industry Standards, for the traction market. The transducers, which were designed to achieve high levels of isolation with a safety... 

New railway seating complies with European fire safety standard

9th November 2012 Europe-based engineering thermoplastics supplier Sabic Innovative Plastics in September showcased Germany-based Grammer Railway Interior’s tough, new seat back shells and side panels for first-class rail cars that comply with Europe’s upcoming CEN/TS 45545 harmonised standard for fire safety.  

Locomotives manufacturer receives award

9th November 2012 Kiel-based Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik (VTLT) has been awarded the Supplier of the Year 2012 award in the vehicles category by railway operator DB German Railways. 

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