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Close to the Customer: ContiTech Presents Sustainable Railway Engineering Solutions at Eurasia Rail

Competence on site: For more than 15 years, ContiTech has been serving the air spring market from its site in Bursa

Whether local or high-speed, rail travel is on the fast track in Turkey. Under the motto "Engineering Next Level," ContiTech has its sights set on the expanding needs of this growth market.

And it’s not just about components and systems – ContiTech also develops solutions jointly with customers. With its long-standing competence in materials and development, the company is presenting tomorrow’s sustainable product solutions at Eurasia Rail in Istanbul (Hall D9, Booth 10-05).

In 2014, ContiTech’s Bursa site reached a milestone. Since the site’s founding in 1999, its employees have produced 15 million air springs for the utility vehicle industry. "We are a competent on-site partner to our customers," says ContiTech segment manager of railway engineering Friedrich Hoppmann. He adds, "Localisation in Turkey is driving ahead for the long term. There is already a contact person for rail projects at the Bursa site." Additionally, a worldwide dealer network enables outstanding service.

ContiTech air springs and suspension systems increase comfort and safety in metro trains, streetcars, and high-speed trains. They make eco-friendly rail travel even more attractive to passengers and help reduce noise pollution in cities and congested areas. At InnoTrans 2014, the company presented the K air spring, which can withstand even extreme temperatures, with the new product standing up to the hardness test in Kazakhstan.

ContiTech air actuators in pantographs are also especially durable. During power transmission, they generate the right amount of pressure to bring the conductor lines into contact with the overhead line. Lightweight, highly durable, and maintenance-friendly, they can withstand extreme weather conditions and are resistant to UV radiation and dirt.

Not only is ContiTech Air Spring Systems a partner of leading original equipment manufacturers, but it also offers air spring systems for the after-sales market. In this regard, the company stands out for its excellent quality and high level of safety. "We only produce products that meet OEM specifications," says Hoppmann. "The customer gets original-equipment quality he can rely on."

Expansive range of products

With a comprehensive selection of premium railway hoses (including railway brake hoses, coolant hoses for heating and cooling systems, and cable protection hoses for rail cars and engines), ContiTech helps make passenger and freight transport safe and comfortable.

ContiTech railway hoses meet all specifications of the new European fire protection standard EN 45545, even before it takes effect in 2016. As a flexible transition system between individual cars, bellows materials are constantly moving, and must withstand stone impacts, UV radiation, rain, and snow. ContiTech products reliably meet these requirements.

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