Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Vossloh signed a four-year agreement for the supply of a total of at least 600 switches the Customized Modules division. At the same time, Vossloh will continue to supply a substantial volume of switch components.
For the first time, Vossloh has succeeded in winning a framework agreement for complete switches with firmly committed delivery quantities.
“The new framework agreement for complete switches with Deutsche Bahn is a major strategic success for Vossloh and a further step on the way to becoming a system supplier of complete track solutions in Germany. We are extremely pleased to be able to provide this important customer with significant support for its major modernization projects over the coming years,” Oliver Schuster, CEO of Vossloh AG, said.
Deutsche Bahn is currently renewing its rail network as part of a comprehensive modernisation programme and is building more than ever before. The aim is to expand the high-performance network and reduce infrastructure-related disruptions by 80 percent.
Vossloh is providing significant support for Deutsche Bahn’s extensive investment projec. In September, for example, an existing contract with Deutsche Bahn for preventive rail maintenance was extended and the scope of services expanded. Accordingly, Vossloh will grind at least 13,000 kilometers of the most heavily used track links within the so-called high-performance network in 2024 using the highly innovative and self-developed smart HSG (High Speed Grinding) technology. During each pass, important condition data is collected and evaluated in real time using extensive digital measurement and analysis technology, which serves as the basis for the transition from time-based to condition-based maintenance.
Stationary long rail welding and rail logistics are also benefiting from Deutsche Bahn’s modernization projects. Vossloh is the market leader in both areas in Germany. In view of the extensive modernisation measures planned, a general overhaul is planned for 40 sections of the heavily used network alone by 2030, Vossloh also expects high demand in these areas in the coming years. The same applies to the rail fastening systems business, where Vossloh is also a leader.