These orders will assure that Hungarian and Romanian RAIL.ONE factories will be operating at capacity until the end of 2013
Neumarkt, Germany, 11 May 2012 – RAIL.ONE Group, the leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, has further expanded its international business activities by signing three successful contracts for upgrading rail lines in Hungary and Romania. These projects will enable a big portion of the full production capacity in RAIL.ONE factories in these countries until late 2013.
The Hungarian order involves the lines from Szajol, via Kisújszállás to Püspökladány, in the eastern part of the country. Plans are for complete refurbishment of this line. By the end of 2013 the Hungarian subsidiary of RAIL.ONE – Lábatlani Vasbetonpari Zrt. – will deliver approx. 264,000 concrete sleepers for this project. In addition, the company will supply around 73,000 concrete sleepers for the rail connection between Kelenföld, a borough of Budapest, to the suburb Tarnok. In Romania, the line from Arad via Curtici to the Hungarian border will be extended and refurbished. This rail line is part of Transeuropean Transport Corridor IV, which runs in Romania from Curtici via Arad, and through Simeria, Braşov (German: Kronstadt), and Bucharest to Constanza. For this project, S.C. TRAVERTEC S.R.L., the Romanian subsidiary of RAIL.ONE, received an order to deliver approx. 230,000 concrete sleepers, as well as 11,000 linear metres of turnout sleepers. “These project successes once again evidence the competence of RAIL.ONE as leading provider of concrete sleepers in Germany and around the world,” says Gundolf Spitzner, Vice President at RAIL.ONE. “The further expansion of railway infrastructure in Eastern Europe – subsidized by the various countries and supported by European funding – also promises attractive opportunities for further business development.”
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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.
With over 600 employees in its plants in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, and Hungary, RAIL.ONE offers total annual production capacity for 4 million main-track sleepers, as well as for over 580,000 linear metres of turnout sleepers. The company achieves average annual sales of approximately €130 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.