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Company News, 2008-04-02, 12:58 PM

ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik investing in a plant for producing timber ties

ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik GmbH, a company belonging to Düsseldorf-based ThyssenKrupp Services AG, is investing in the revamping of its timber tie production plant at Gross Oesingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. As part of the successive expansion of the facility acquired in January 2007, ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik is setting up a bandsaw line of MH-Maschinen / Söderhamn Eriksson, a debarking and measuring plant for round timber of Häwa / Jörg as well as a tie sorting and stacking plant from HIT / Balz Ruho-tec. The modernization work also includes the assembly line for the track ties. There are no plants to extend the existing production capacity.
Within the same context, ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik GmbH is investing in tension clamp production and a rail switch manufacturing facility in Coswig near Magdeburg where at the end of December 2007, General Manager Harald Bogedein laid the foundation stone for a track fastening and industrial switch production plant. At this location and over the months ahead a facility comprising new production shop with offices and ancillary buildings will be constructed on a total site area of almost 27,000 square meters. "The sharp rise in business for these products and the further expansion of our systems competence were the decisive factors for these moves," explains the General Manager of ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik."

About ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik
ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik GmbH is among the world’s leading suppliers of track system solutions. Its portfolio focuses on classic permanent way items such as new and used rails, ties, switches/points and fastening materials for all types of rail infrastructure. Complementing the lineup are rolling stock and its reconditioning, wagon equipment, and a full range of services. A specialty of ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik: designing, engineering and supplying complete track and switch systems.

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