According to the company, this is an important step towards full qualification of Interpipe as a supplier. After passing it, the company will be able to directly supply wheels for the construction and maintenance of a wide range of Siemens railway transport around the world: high-speed passenger trains, electric trains, subway cars, locomotives.
The audit consisted of several stages. The German side studied in detail the entire production technology, from the manufacture of a round billet at the electric steel-making complex "Inteprip Stal" and ending with the machining of the railway wheels themselves. Siemens representatives paid special attention to Interpipe's plans to decarbonize production.
Alexander Garkavy, director of the railway products division of Interpipe:
- We were able to prove that we meet all the most stringent requirements for internal Siemens standards. This is an important step towards the strategic goal of the railway products division - to become a certified supplier for locomotives and passenger rolling stock of one of the largest car builders in Europe. Interpipe will start working on the first direct orders for Siemens this year.
About the company:
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company's products are supplied to more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in the key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America and Europe. In 2020, Interpipe sold 662 thousand tons of finished products, including 192 thousand tons of railway metal products.