16.09.2014

ArcelorMittal shows the present and future of rail manufacturing at InnoTrans

ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel and mining company, will be present at the world's largest rail industry trade fair, InnoTrans (Berlin, 23 to 26 September 2014), showing the latest technological advances implemented in their four rail mills (Luxemburg, Poland, USA and Spain).

“ArcelorMittal's commitment with railway transportation is based on its state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies which allows the Group to deliver top quality rails that guarantee the best performance and maximum safety for railway users”, says Amit Sengupta, Chief Marketing Officer at ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products.

The latest step forward in this continuous technological advance took place in February 2014 when the Dabrowa Gornicza site (Poland) inaugurated  its revamped rail &  sections mill. This investment enables the facility to produce 120 meter long rails, a product with  higher durability and improved safety due to a lower number of joints in the track. In addition, longer rails lead to reduced maintenance costs. Only three plants in the world can produce rails of this length.

Unmatched  R&D capability
In 2011 a specialized lab for rail commenced its activities in Asturias (Spain) with the objective of working together with customers to develop leading edge products to meet the evolving  demands of the future.

Global R&D Asturias has invested in simulation, modelling, measurement and control, pilot and prototyping facilities, competences and equipment that are required for developing and enhancing new rail mill processes. Indeed, models of the rail production process are developed and various types of equipment are designed and tested to support process and product developments.

ArcelorMittal has a long tradition  of producing  innovative products for rail transportation. "Through our outstanding experience globally, our presence in two continents  and our unique R&D facilities, we are the ideal partner for the global  rail transportation industry to meet the challenges of tomorrow", comments Sengupta.

For more information on ArcelorMittal’s offer for rails, please visit us here

 

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