ANDRITZ to supply hardening and tempering plant for railway wheels to the Czech RepublicANDRITZ Maerz, an affiliate of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply a hardening and tempering plant for railway wheels to Bonatrans Group a.s. in Bohumín, Czech Republic. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2011.
The scope of supply includes an integrated, fully automatic heat treatment system that can temper 66 railway wheels per hour. ANDRITZ Maerz will provide three furnaces for high and medium temperature applications, as well as hardening and cooling equipment. With this plant, Bonatrans Group a.s. will mainly produce heavy-duty railway wheels for the world market, meeting the highest demands in terms of technological properties.
Following successful equipment deliveries to railway wheel manufacturers in Germany and Russia, this order strengthens ANDRITZ Maerz’s market leadership as a supplier of complex heat treatment and tempering plants.
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ANDRITZ METALS is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and further processing of cold-rolled carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metal strip. These lines consist of equipment for cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and for pickling acid regeneration. The business area also supplies turnkey industrial furnace systems for thermal processes, such as heat treatment of slabs and forged pieces, as well as refining furnaces for the copper industry.