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Interpipe started production of ЕТ 442 wheels for Deutsche Bahn passenger trains

Interpipe started production of ЕТ 442 wheels for Deutsche Bahn passenger trains
photo: Interpipe´s press materials/Interpipe started production of ?? 442 wheels for Deutsche Bahn passenger trains
19 / 05 / 2021

The Ukrainian industrial company Interpipe expands its cooperation with the national German railway operator Deutsche Bahn.

In April 2021, the first batch of new design 840 mm ET 442 wheels has already been shipped and successfully inspected at the customer's site.

Among main design features there are drilling in the disc for disc brakes installing as well as increased requirements for the accuracy of geometric parameters and tolerances. The customer also made demands on special requirements for painting. The wheels are coated with both a maintenance coating and a temporary one which will be removed while installing the disc brakes and while pressing the wheels into the wheelsets.

Alexander Garkavij, Director of Interpipe Railway Products Division:
- ЕТ 442 wheel is a complex product, Interpipe applied a lot of efforts to start its production. Before supplying an industrial batch, we certified a new design in accordance with TSI and European standards. Deutsche Bahn was pleased with the results of the inspection and will use our products for repairment and renovation of the wheelsets.

The production of such wheels is another step towards strengthening the Company's position in the EU passenger transportation market. Our strategic goal is to increase the export of high-tech products both for the national operator of German railways and for other carriers in Europe.
About the company:
Interpipe is global producer of steel pipes and railway wheels, based in Ukraine. The company’s products are marketed in more than 80 countries all around the world via the network of sales offices located in key markets of Ukraine, Europe, North America and the Middle East. In 2020, Interpipe supplied 662 kt of finished goods, including 192 kt of railway products.

Interpipe has 11 thousand people working at the company’s facilities. During 2020 the Company transferred UAH 2.54bln in taxes to budgets of all levels and extra-budgetary funds.