Moving and improving the world.
Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services. Whether it's freight rail, transit, mining, industrial or marine, our expertise, technologies, and people - together - are accelerating the future of transportation.
At the leading edge of driving innovative technologies and responsible operations across the world.
Drawing on over 150 years of experience, we are leading the way in safety, efficiency, reliability, innovation, and productivity.
- Roy Hill Sets New Course with Purchase of FLXdrive Battery Locomotive
- Wabtec Signs Memoranda of Understanding with Carnegie Mellon University and Genesee & Wyoming to Decarbonize Freight Rail and Improve Freight Rail Safety
- Wabtec Appoints John Olin to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
- Wabtec Celebrates the 1,000th Modernized Locomotive in the Americas
Wabtec in the press
- ‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled The Guardian
- FLXdrive ‘Electrifies’ Pittsburgh Railway Age
- Australian mining firm is first buyer for Wabtec battery-electric locomotive Trains.com
- All aboard: Wabtec shows off its battery electric locomotive in Pittsburgh (photos) Pittsburgh Business Times
FLXdrive Battery Electric Locomotive
Wabtec is pioneering the application of battery technology for heavy haul locomotives, which typically can pull a freight train loaded with five thousand tons of cargo. In 2020, the company built the FLXdrive: the world’s first 100-percent battery electric locomotive. The locomotive features an overall train energy management system, including approximately 20,000 battery cells. With up to 6,000 kWh capacity that replaces a traditional diesel engine and alternator, the FLXdrive, when used in combination with regular diesel electric locomotives, can reduce overall train fuel usage and emissions by 10 to 30 percent when compared to a traditional consist.
Trip Optimizer™, an intelligent cruise control system for trains, that is EPA-certified and reduces locomotive emissions by roughly 10 percent. Trip Optimizer is installed on over 11,000 locomotives globally, saving 400 million gallons of fuel. It reduces carbon emissions by over 500,000 per year – the equivalent of removing 100,000 cars from the road.
Enhanced ABDX® Control Valve
As part of Wabtec’s continuous improvement efforts we have implemented design changes to develop the enhanced ABDX®, with more benefits than ever before. The new design incorporates redesigned main piston diaphragms, upgraded emergency portion slide valve and service portion graduating valve material with metal alloy for enhanced resistance to fretting wear when exposed to severe vibration.
Combined, these changes improve cold weather performance, offer greater resistance to severe vibration, and extend service life.
At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move the world, start here.
Working at Wabtec
We’re always looking for people who can bring fresh perspectives and life experiences to our teams. If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion and desire to learn, then you’ve come to the right place!
When you work at Wabtec you work with some of the most talented and passionate professionals in the industry. Our global team is committed and results-oriented and that has helped us remain highly competitive in our industry. We recognize the value of having a diverse team and an inclusive culture. We seek out people with diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives because we believe a diverse team produces better ideas and is more successful at meeting the needs of our customers.
Regardless of your role, you’ll collaborate with a team of people who share your passion and help you succeed. Wabtec is a great place to work for anyone who naturally focus on continuous improvement, who feel ownership for their work and who take pride in exceeding customer needs.
Meet the people building Wabtec's future
Building on a strong commitment to military veteran recruitment and development, Wabtec Corporation supports and develops the unique characteristics of military veterans throughout our businesses and local communities.
Students & Grads
At Wabtec, we challenge employees to be their best, so we can be too – helping them learn, grow and innovate. That’s why we offer a comprehensive leadership development program focused on advancing your current skills and interests, while helping you explore and build new ones.
Our leadership development program is aimed at the whole you, training you in all aspects of Wabtec's business and logistics ecosystem from digital technology, manufacturing, and engineering to Finance, Operations and Marketing to help groom you to be the dynamic, well-rounded leader our industry demands and which we know you can be.
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At Wabtec, we make things – great things – and always have. It’s in our DNA. Collectively, we have spent nearly four centuries raising the bar for safety, quality, talent, and value.
We’ve designed our benefits program to be flexible and comprehensive. From health and fitness centers, to training and professional development programs—and much more—Wabtec is committed to helping you live your best life.
With technical innovation, unique digital solutions and world-class manufacturing and services, we are committed to propelling the rail industry forward in a sustainable way.