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Rail

Rail

For transporting passengers, bulk liquids or powders, railcar manufacturers turn to Constellium for aluminium materials and solutions that combine lightness, strength, durability and ease of manufacturing.

Lightness, strength and durability

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Economic development and environmental concerns are leading to a huge global expansion and modernization of rail networks and rolling stock.

Our lightweight aluminium solutions give train manufacturers a competitive advantage for producing light and energy-efficient railcars. This enables railcar manufacturers to supply their customers with vehicle solutions capable of fulfilling customers’ specific needs, providing sustainable and cost-effective trains for passenger and freight wagons.

Our winning offer

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We have a comprehensive rail-specific offer, developed through years of experience and with references worldwide.  

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    Semi-finished products such as structural extrusions, sheets, plates and castings
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    Multi-material components and solutions that incorporate design support and engineering
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    Crash finite element analysis
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    Full technical support

Our specialized engineers and production plants work hand‑in‑hand with our world-class R&D center. Using a multi-material approach, we combine aluminium products with composites and other materials to create modern, hybrid train designs.

Safety and quality priorities

Safety and quality priorities

At Constellium, safety is a top priority. We develop crash-resistant vehicle structures that are tailor-made to our customers’ specifications. Regardless of the materials or production processes chosen, our solutions facilitate cost-effective manufacturing with minimal impact on the environment.

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By continuously improving our organization and technical standards, we maintain the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction.

We adhere to the latest quality standards in the aluminium and rail industry, such as the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS).

Key-fact

Aluminium has many advantages for train manufacturing, including low weight and corrosion resistance.

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Extrusions

Sales contact

Giorgio Destefani

Tel.:  +41 44 438 66 10

Business unit: Extrusions
 

Max Högger-Strasse 6
P.O. Box 1812
CH-8048 Zürich
Switzerland

Extrusions

Technical contact

Gino Dallo

Tel.:  +41 44 438 66 14

Business unit: Extrusions
 

Max Högger-Strasse 6
P.O. Box 1812
CH-8048 Zürich
Switzerland

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