Siemens commissions Aurangabad railway bogie unit

Siemens Rolling Stock Pvt. Ltd., a 100 per cent subsidiary of Siemens, has set up the first dedicated bogie plant at Aurangabad with an initial investment of Rs. 200 crore. The factory will provide direct employment to about 250 people and indirect employment to about 1,000 people.

According to a company statement, the greenfield facility will manufacture high performance and superior quality bogies for locomotives, passenger coaches, electric multiple units and metros. It has been set up in technological collaboration with the Siemens AG bogie facility at Graz, Austria.

Siemens will provide the latest bogie solutions for the Indian and Asian markets through the factory which has the capacity to manufacture about 800 customised bogies annually, with scope for expansion to suit the market requirement. The bogies meet the European standards, that is, EN norms, and will have a minimum life of 25 years and a lower lifecycle cost.

Commenting on setting up of the plant, Armin Bruck, Managing Director, Siemens, said “This bogie factory is the first outside Europe and the U.S., and it enables us to offer our customers localised products at highly competitive rate.” Bogies form a part of the undercarriage of the coach and consist of a bogie frame, wheels, axles, suspension systems and brake equipment. Usually, two bogies are fitted to each carriage, wagon or locomotive, one at each end. They are primarily responsible for the ride quality, safety and comfort of the passengers on board. The range to be manufactured include metro bogies with 18 tonnes axle load, bogies for local trains with 21.5 tonnes axle load, bogies for high speed trains, high comfort bogies for passenger coaches and high axle load locomotive bogies.

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