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ERCI Innovation Award 2020 for bogie frames

The lightweight bogie frame in a new CFRP differential design for rail vehicles developed under our leadership has received the “ERCI innovation Award 2020”. We are the first Saxon company to receive this award from the European rail cluster initiative ERCI.

With this leap innovation, we achieve a mass saving of almost 50 percent compared with the metallic reference design. In addition, the frame offers further advantages such as outstanding corrosion resistance and excellent driving dynamics properties.

The ERCI Innovation Award is proof of our team’s special expertise in the development of innovative lightweight solutions for rail vehicle bogies. We rely on various lightweighting strategies such as system lightweighting, material lightweighting, design lightweighting and production lightweighting.