RAIL.ONE wins major contract for expansion of the commuter-rail network in the Nuremberg region

By 2011 Deutsche Bahn will invest more than one billion euros – RAIL.ONE will deliver around 40,000 concrete sleepers per year

Neumarkt, Germany, 3 December 2009 RAIL.ONE Group, the internationally successful manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railway track, will take part in extensive delivery business for concrete sleepers for expansion of the Nuremberg urban-transit railway system.

By the end of 2011, Deutsche Bahn will invest more than one billion euros in expansion and upgrading of the rail network in the Nuremberg region. Completion of this largest railway construction project in Bavaria will signify that the commuter rail network (S-Bahn) for the Nuremberg region will grow from 67 to more than 200 km – and that the city of Neumarkt will also be linked to Nuremberg, largest city in Franconia, by the expanded commuter system.

Focus on complex logistical requirements

During the entire period of this project, RAIL.ONE will deliver approximately 40,000 concrete sleepers from its plants in Neumarkt and Coswig, as well as from its logistics centre in Nuremberg – primarily for the rail sections from Nuremberg in the direction of the cities of Fürth, Lauf, and Regensburg. As Gundolf Spitzner, Senior Vice President of German Business at RAIL.ONE, explains, “Construction work on the rail lines and at the train stations will take place extensively while maintaining railway operations. This demands precise coordination of the logistics and production processes among the project partners involved, as well as precise satisfaction of delivery deadlines. We have already proved that we can perform at this quality level during numerous projects executed for Deutsche Bahn – including construction of the rail line linking Nuremberg, Ingolstadt, and Munich. It is not without good reason that we, with our qualification as Q1 Supplier, have achieved the highest quality rating granted by Deutsche Bahn.”


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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 and their 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, manufacture, and application of concrete sleepers: beginning with engineering; including production, supply, and logistics; and extending to quality management.

With over 800 employees in its plants in Germany, China, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, and Hungary, RAIL.ONE offers annual production 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 approximately €160 million.

 


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.