- Full-service solutions for locomotives
- Overhauling trucks saves time
- Railcars ground down and repainted
- Engineering competence: Vehicles technically modernized
The Voith Rail Service Center in Kiel has considerably expanded its range of services. In addition to classic maintenance and repair work, the Voith service technicians also perform bogie overhauls and fleet repainting tasks. Thanks to its comprehensive engineering experience, the Service Competence Center is also capable of performing a variety of modernization measures on vehicles.
Varied Service Concepts
Voith is currently working on concepts for numerous rail vehicle operators and system manufacturers. In these concepts, vehicles can be retrofitted with the European Train Control System or ETCS for short. This train control system is already in operation in some European countries, and to help support trans-European traffic, existing rolling stock is to be equipped with the new system over time.
Voith in Kiel is capable of offering different service concepts. Classic service contracts cover maintenance and service work. Accordingly, entire vehicle fleets are maintained or overhauled on-site at the operator’s, in the field, or in Kiel directly.
Bogie Workshop with a Wheel Set Press
Using the new bogie workshop, including the wheel set press and test rigs, Voith is capable of performing truck overhauls considerably faster. Depending on the scope of the tasks, the lead times are reduced by several weeks because the trucks and their components are overhauled in-house, there are few interfaces, and there’s no need for complicated loading and transportation to remove the wheels and re-install them again.
Painting Line for Locomotives and Railcars
The services offered by Voith are constantly expanding. Since December 2015, Voith has also been renovating trains externally. For example, three-unit and four-unit railcars which had suffered enormous corrosion damage in the area of the window openings, were completely ground down, refurbished and repainted. Thanks to the existing infrastructure of a paint shop, Voith can handle vehicles up to a length of 160 m without disassembly in a time-saving manner.
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 mechanical engineering, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on advanced technologies from Voith Turbo.
About the company
Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4,3bn in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the biggest family owned companies in Europe.