RAIL.ONE wins an additional major contract in Taiwan

The RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system will be installed for the project TTY Airport MRT Access System

Neumarkt, Germany, 7 June 2010 – RAIL.ONE Group, internationally successful manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, has been awarded a major contract for the project TTY Airport MRT Access System in Taiwan. As a result, the RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system will be applied to link Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to the metro network of the capital of Taipei. A total of 150,000 modified RAIL.ONE bi-block Type B 355 sleepers are being delivered for this line, approx. 50 km long, with its numerous stations and depots.

The first 40,000 concrete sleepers are being produced in Greece and will be delivered between July and December of 2010. For production of the additional 110,000 sleepers, a licence factory will be built on Taiwan as contracted by the company Teh Hsin Enterprise Co., Ltd., and is planned to commence operations in March of 2011. The RAIL.ONE scope of work includes the engineering, the delivery of materials and equipment, the setting up and initial startup of the production facilities, as well as supervisory functions for the manufacturing processes.

In addition to RAIL.ONE participation in construction of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Line, as well as in products for the Taiwan Railways Administra-tion for upgrading the existing network, the award of contract for the Airport Link is an additional important major project for RAIL.ONE on Taiwan. As Ralf D. Sobottka, President and CEO of RAIL.ONE GmbH stated, “This con-tract for our company shows once again the great trust that RAIL.ONE – with its technologically leading ballastless track technology – enjoys in the railway industry. It further confirms the satisfaction of our customers and partners with our performance.”

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Profile of RAIL.ONE GmbH:
RAIL.ONE GmbH conducts business with the goal of providing comprehensively oriented systems and engineering for the entire field of railway tracks with its many and varied requirements. With its patented RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system, the company has achieved an internationally leading position in the field of high-speed rail transportation. In addition, RAIL.ONE manufactures main-track and turnout sleepers made of concrete. In these areas, RAIL.ONE GmbH – as one-stop supplier and in close collaboration with its customers and partners – performs all activities involved in product development, manufac-ture, and application of concrete sleepers:  beginning with engineering; includ-ing production, supply, and logistics; and extending to quality management.

With over 700 employees in its plants in Germany, China, Romania, Saudi Ara-bia, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, and Hungary, RAIL.ONE offers annual produc-tion capacity for 3.3 million main-track sleepers, as well as over 680,000 linear metres of turnout sleepers. The company achieves average annual sales of ap-proximately €160 million.

About the PCM RAILONE Group

The PCM RAILONE Group has been manufacturing concrete sleepers and track systems for urban transit and long-distance rail transportation for over 60 years. The technology leader also offers its expertise in the fields of engineering and plant construction. Its customer-driven innovations fulfill the highest quality standards and are installed around the world

The PCM RAILONE Group is comprised of several companies and eleven production facilities with a presence in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Hungary, Turkey, the United States, Canada and lndia. lt maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 840,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers. RAILONE produces optimized products and custom solutions with over 550 employees around the world.