Solutions for Railway Industries

For almost two centuries, railways have played a key role in the European economy by providing valuable transport throughout the continent.

FERESPE has a wide customer base throughout the production chain of this industry, producing components, namely for wagons, bogies – structural elements, brake holders, motor supports and spring supports -, car bodies, coupling systems, calliper brake systems, etc.

To fulfill Quality Requirements for the Railway Industry FERESPE is constantly seeking for improvements in terms of material properties and manufacturing procedures. To support this pro-active attitude, FERESPE has built solid relationships with Universities and Technological Centers.
FERESPE is able to perform Non-destructive testing (PT, MT, UT, and Radioscopy) in-house with qualified inspectors according SNT-TC-1A and EN ISO 9171:2012. We are also able to subcontract activities for PT, MT, UT and RT with qualified inspectors.
The Destructive Testing we are able to perform in-house are tensile test, impact test, hardness test and micrographic examination. If required, the destructive tests can be subcontracted to Accredited Laboratories according EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, with which we have a long relationship.
For the repairs by welding operations FERESPE has qualified welders according EN9606-1 and ASME IX and Qualified welding procedures for the relevant materials according EN11970, EN ISO 15614-4 and ASME IX.
As a result of the long experience in supplying sand casting for this market, FERESPE has the knowledge on several standards and codes. Our experience is supported by statistical data for the key parameters e.g. tensile strength and impact toughness at low temperatures.
FERESPE has got a full range of medium and low alloy steels with low residual elements for better weldability and longer life as well as materials with high strength available for applications at very low temperatures.
With our range of high strength materials, weight of the train can be reduced.
As well, with our range of materials for low temperatures, we can use steel castings in very cold areas of the globe.
The high performance of FERESPE castings is achieved with our special range of steels with low content of residual elements, improving their weldability and life.