InnoTrans 2012: ContiTech puts emphasis on Safety and Worldwide Service
- Air springs for original equipment and replacement business
- Extension of the product range with spring types for Japanese trains
- Aftermarket products built to OEM specifications
- The world's only certified test lab for suspension systems for rail vehicles
Service and safety will be the focus of ContiTech's display at the InnoTrans 2012 (September 18 - 21). The company will showcase its high quality and durable air spring products under the motto "Best in Service and Safety" as well as its extensive range of services ensuring that replacement parts and technical support are available anywhere in the world at short notice. Air springs that comply with Japanese standards are new additions to the production program, rounding off the range especially for the aftermarket needs. ContiTech air actuators that were specially developed for rail vehicles and are used in pantographs will also be displayed. Water hoses that can withstand the tough day-to-day demands of the railway system operations will round off the presentation.
Original Equipment Quality and Service Mentality
ContiTech will specifically highlight safety aspects at the Berlin trade fair to draw attention to pirate air springs that have been available on the market for a time and only visually match the original parts. "Air springs are not all the same, even if they look alike. Their technical properties do not often meet the requirements and can result in expensive breakdowns," says Friedrich Hoppmann, head of ContiTech's Railway Engineering segment. As manufacturer of air suspension components for the rail vehicle industry, ContiTech has more than 50 years of experience in development and production. Worldwide, the rail vehicle industry trusts in the expertise of ContiTech whose product spectrum makes it a full-range supplier of original equipment. The customers also profit from this expertise, because the company produces to OEM standards and offers additionally a global service. A wide-reaching network of dealers guarantees close contact to customers and ensures fast replacement deliveries in the event of repairs.
Certified Test Lab Ensures Product Quality
The crucial criterion for ContiTech is the quality of its air spring products. ContiTech has at its disposal the world's only certified test lab for rail vehicle air spring systems. Its independence is officially attested by certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025. With certification to ISO 9001, TS 16949 and IRIS, the segment, which belongs to the Air Spring Systems business unit, has been satisfying the industry's highest requirements already for many years.