Transport of approx. 6,000 concrete sleepers per day moves from road to rail.
Investment is a declaration of support for the plant location, with protection of the environment.
Neumarkt and Langen, Germany, 26. February 2007 – At the RAIL.ONE GmbH concrete-sleeper production plant in Langen, Germany, construction work begins today to expand the company’s own factory railway system. Installation of approx. 400 m of track is scheduled for completion around the middle of April. The company will thereby satisfy increasing demand by Deutsche Bahn AG to be able deliver concrete sleepers to track construction sites by the additional means of special rail cars. In this way, it will be possible to deliver approx. 6,000 sleepers per day by rail. Transfer of this volume of transport from roads onto rails will benefit not only roadside residents, but also the environment.
More than 50 staff at the Langen sleeper factory produce around 500,000 main-track sleepers and around 150,000 linear metres of turnout sleepers made of concrete. The main customers are Deutsche Bahn AG, as well as public-transit companies primarily in the German states of Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. For Richard Ziegler, CEO of RAIL.ONE GmbH, the investment for expansion of the company’s site network will ensure the competitive ability of the Langen location. At the same time, the new facilities will also optimize the use of track-renewal trains to deliver the sleepers.
About the PCM RAIL.ONE Group
The PCM RAIL.ONE 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 RAIL.ONE 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, and India. It maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 750,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers.