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This service is offered for all vehicle types. Be it Stadler railcars such as the Regio Shuttle, Flirt and GTW or vehicles from Alstom and Siemens: their different Voith gear units are overhauled worldwide by a gear unit exchange pool.
The transport operator Bernmobil of the city of Bern, Switzerland, has already been won over by this concept. For 15 low-floor Combino tramcars, Voith delivered a total of 120 KEH-345 exchange gear units during 2012 and 2013.
"Thanks to the close cooperation with Voith we were able to carry out the revision of our gear units without any interruptions," stated Heinz Moser, Manager Tram at Bernmobil. "The exchange model saved us 6 to 8 weeks of downtime and a great deal of coordination work. We were in close contact with Voith about one year prior to the planned revision, which enabled all those involved to control the project optimally. After these positive experiences we would certainly choose Voith again as a service partner."
Thanks to its international setup, Voith can offer the gear unit exchange model all over the world: the workshops in America, Europe and Asia are fully equipped for overhauling all gear unit types. Through this proximity to the customer it is ensured that the gear units are always delivered on time for the revisions.
Voith will in future also offer this service for Scharfenberg couplers via such an exchange pool. Südthüringen Bahn in Meiningen, Germany, will be the first customer this year to utilize the exchange coupler model for the revision of the Scharfenberg couplers of its 32 Regio Shuttles.
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.