A Growing Number of Tram and Rail Contracts for MEDCOM

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MEDCOM is currently completing more than a dozen international rail and tram contracts for companies such as CAF, Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric, Siemens USA, and rolling stock manufacturers operating in local and regional markets.

MEDCOM converters will be installed in metro cars for Mexico City manufactured by CAF (the first devices have already been delivered) and new Siemens USA trams in Seattle and San Diego.

For Siemens USA, MEDCOM also manufactures on-board energy storage devices for trams in Charlotte, North Carolina. A Japanese company, Toyo Electric, has chosen MEDCOM’s latest converters manufactured using SiC technology in their rail vehicles for cleaning tram tracks in Sapporo.

As part of cooperation with Hyundai Rotem, MEDCOM solutions will go to Tunisia and Turkey. The Tunisian contract concerns the delivery of complete drive units for 28 state-of-the-art EMUs, while the Turkish one involves static converters for new metro vehicles in Istanbul.

A contract for the delivery of static converters for trams in Alexandria is also being carried out at the moment.

MEDCOM’s static converters will also be mounted in fast multiple units manufactured for a Norwegian carrier, Flytoget, and our auxiliary power converters will be installed in the sleeping cars used in trains running between London and Scotland operated by a British carrier, Serco Caledonian Sleeper.

MEDCOM is carrying out both contracts in cooperation with the Spanish concern CAF and the deliveries to the UK are almost complete now.

Joanna Nichthauser at MEDCOM says: “We began our international expansion over a dozen years ago with deliveries of converters to Norway, Hungary, and Ukraine. Today, one-third of our turnover is generated by export and our products are delivered to 38 countries on six continents.

“We cooperate with more than 40 customers from the railway industry from Europe, Asia, and both Americas, and most of our international orders are very demanding. We deliver products which can be used even in extreme working conditions, in Siberia, near the polar circle, and in the equatorial climate zone in São Paulo or the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.”

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