ArcelorMittal announces that it has secured rail deliveries to Deutsche Bahn for another year, until 2018. Following this contract extension, ArcelorMittal will have supplied DB continuously for four years. The rails will support the Deutsche Bahn network renewal and expansion programs. Beyond the delivery contract, ArcelorMittal and Deutsche Bahn also cooperate to develop new rail products together.
The German rail network provider will receive rails from ArcelorMittal´s production facilities in Spain and Poland, totaling to an annual amount of up to 147,000 tons or 2,500 km length. "We are very pleased to continue working with Deutsche Bahn", comments Augustine Kochuparampil, CEO for long products at ArcelorMittal Europe.
The future deliveries include 120 meter long rails from Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland, where the group produces rails at its heavy section mill, one of the few sites in the world capable of producing rails of this extraordinary length. Suitable for high-speed trains, the 120 meter rails provide high safety standards due to lower need for welding.
As of beginning September, ArcelorMittal started delivering 1,200 tons of the 120-meter-rails to renew a 20 km railroad track between Rostock and Wismar in East Germany. This line secures public transport in the region and also provides the infrastructure for long-distance freight transport from and to the port in Wismar.
Uwe Günther, Chief Procurement Officer of Deutsche Bahn: “Deutsche Bahn focuses on a very strong and strategic partnership with their suppliers, based on a common supplier management system. We purchase products and services in accordance with technical and commercial criteria, especially quality, logistics and costs. I believe that this is for both DB and ArcelorMittal a win-win situation. We are proud that one of the world’s largest suppliers of rails belongs to our portfolio.”
ArcelorMittal is one of the world`s largest suppliers of rails for railways, subways, tram, light tracks, crossings, crane rails and rail components. Out of its sites in Gijón, Dąbrowa Górnicza and Huta Krolewska (Poland) and Rodange (Luxembourg), it supplies rails and track fittings of the highest quality to the European market and the rest of the world.
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ArcelorMittal supplies rails for the underground and intercity railway lines for some of the largest cities in the world. Apart from the DB rail network, ArcelorMittal also supplies rails to other European rail networks such as ADIF (Spain), RFI (Italy) and SNCF (France).
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ArcelorMittal Europe - Long products is one of the key business units of ArcelorMittal. Employing 10,700 people, with about 12 million tonnes of steel shipped each year and a total of 23 plants in 10 countries