evraz rails-wheels

Railway wheels

In 2012 EVRAZ has appointed Eurolinex GmbH as its exclusive agent and representative on the European market for railway wheels.

EVRAZ is a vertically integrated steel, mining and vanadium business with operations across the Russian Federation, the USA, Italy and the Czech Republic, and is one of the largest steel producers in the world. The wheel production plant EVRAZ NTMK (Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant), one of the largest integrated steel production plants in Russia with a complete processing cycle, is located in the city of Nizhny Tagil, roughly 1.700km to the east of Moscow.

EVRAZ NTMK has over 100 years of experience in the manufacturing of railway wheels, and in 2011 investments of more than 300 mln USD have been allocated for renovation purposes. As a result, the plant has been completely modernized and newly built up from the ground, resulting in one of the worlds’ newest and most advanced production facilities for railway wheels and tyres. The annual production capacity is up to 570,000 wheels. Today the production process runs in accordance with the latest GOST, AAR, EN and other international standards. Major international railways have certified the production of NTMK including but not limited to RZD (Russia), Class 1 Railroads (US), DB (Germany), ÖBB (Austria), PKP (Poland) and many more.

The current production portfolio consists of the most common European freight constructions for 20 ton, 23.5 ton and 25 ton axle loads, all of which are TSI-certified. This also includes in-house developed wheel construction EV001, a highly thermostable wheel with a noteworthy weight-to-stability ratio and low residual stresses, suitable for axle loads of 22.5 to 25 tons.