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Eurasia Rail: ContiTech Impresses With Air Spring

Contitech air springs

Whether it’s in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir or for nationwide long-distance travel, the rail network in Turkey is constantly expanding. In this growing market, ContiTech presents itself as a supplier of air spring systems in the primary and secondary spring area, at the Eurasia Rail in Istanbul (hall 9, booth 9D10-03) from 6 to 8 March.

ContiTech has more than 50 years of experience in the development and production of air spring systems. In the past few decades, it has helped them break into the rail transportation worldwide. Product solutions from ContiTech Railway Engineering are present in Turkey as well. For the metro systems in the major cities as well as for regional high-speed trains, ContiTech has the right air spring systems in its line-up.

ContiTech Air Spring Systems is not just a partner to the leading original equipment manufacturers; it also offers air spring systems for the after-sales market. In this market, too, the company vouches for the products’ high quality and thus high level of safety.

Friedrich Hoppmann, head of railway engineering at ContiTech, said: "We produce strictly to the specifications of the original equipment manufacturers. The customers get only the kind of original quality they can count on."

Alongside the high level of safety that ContiTech products ensure, customers also attach enormous importance to service. This includes global product availability, a tight dealer and service network, and customized solutions. On every type of train, operators and manufacturers can rely on technicians and service partners from ContiTech to provide help in the shortest possible time. The company is constantly expanding this network of in-house employees and dealers and sees to it that its technical staff receives advanced quality training on a regular basis.

Another plus: ContiTech provides customers with complete suspension construction kits. These kits contain all the components required for completely equipping bogies with suspension comfort. This greatly simplifies the customer’s logistics and precludes any sudden lack of components.

In Hanover, Germany, ContiTech Railway Engineering operates the sole laboratory for rail-vehicles air spring systems anywhere in the world, thereby underscoring its claim to quality. Twelve testing procedures of importance to the rail industry have been accredited to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025. The test laboratory, which is certified to ISO 9001, TS 16949, and IRIS, has already been fulfilling top requirements for many years now.


Image: With the sole certified test lab for rail vehicle suspension systems anywhere in the world, ContiTech is setting new standards for quality and service. Photo: courtesy of ContiTech

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