Growth Market India: New Metro Trains in Delhi with Localized Gear Units and Scharfenberg Couplers from Voith
The major reasons for the new order were, on the one hand, the Voith know-how in equipping metro vehicles all over the globe and the previous experiences of DMRC with Voith. On the other hand, the ability of Voith to manufacture in India and thus increase the share of locally produced components in the trains. Due to the high value creation, Voith will gain a deeper footprint in India as a local company, strengthen its market position and expand it further.
So far, Voith has delivered more than 320 semi-permanent couplers and over 668 automatic couplers type 330, as well as about 1,200 gear units and 350 complete wheelsets for DMRC. Voith has been producing semi-permanent couplers for the Indian market at its site in Hyderabad from as early as 2012. From May this year, Line 9 in Delhi will also receive 184 complete wheelsets with SE-344 gear units.
The number of passengers using the metro on a daily basis is anticipated to double to four million by 2016. The new ultramodern trains are part of one of Asia's most recent public transport systems and cover about 69,000 kilometers every day.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, is a specialist for intelligent drive solutions. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and metal processing, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on advanced technologies from Voith Turbo.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 43 000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.