Wabtec signs on to be additive manufacturing anchor at airport's ambitious Neighborhood 91 project
A year ago, Wabtec Corp. made the first steel key to Neighborhood 91. Now it is taking up residence. Wabtec has reached an agreement to lease more than 11,000 square feet of space in Neighborhood 91, the hub for additive manufacturing being built at Pittsburgh International Airport.https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/10/15/Wabtec-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Neighborhood-91/stories/202010150129
No engine, no oil: Wabtec making its pitch for battery-powered trains
From the outside, the locomotive whirring along Wabtec’s test tract in Erie looks almost like any other. The operator cab is pretty standard, too.https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/08/09/Making-the-pitch-for-battery-powered-trains-Wabtec-prepares-for-a-major-demonstration/stories/202008090039
Wabtec opens additive manufacturing centre in Bengaluru
INDIA: Wabtec Corp has collaborated with 3D printing equipment supplier HP and supply chain specialist Redington to open an additive manufacturing centre at its Bengaluru sitehttps://www.railwaygazette.com/technology/wabtec-opens-additive-manufacturing-centre-in-bengaluru/57288.article
Breath of Fresh Air: Wabtec Launches BlueFilter
Wabtec Corp. launched air-filtration innovation BlueFilter® in an effort to provide a clean, healthy environment for passengers on metro and trains. The filter continuously provides fresh and clean air onboard metro and railcars by removing more than 90% of contaminants per air cycle.https://www.railwayage.com/news/breath-of-fresh-air-wabtec-launches-bluefilter/
Wabtec Donates $40,000 to Erie City Mission
Wabtec Corporation Friday announced a $40,000 donation to the Erie City Mission. The donation will support the Mission's programs that help the community's most vulnerable citizens overcome immediate and long-term challenges, such as food, shelter and recovery programs.
Earth Day turns 50, Wabtec and rail industry tout sustainability improvements
Wabtec aims to help freight railroads reduce their environmental footprint by doubling fuel efficiency by 2028. Currently railroads use one gallon of diesel fuel to move a ton of freight 473 miles, a figure that’s four times more efficient than trucking.
Wabtec partners with other PA firm to make face shields for hospital workers
PITTSBURGH — Wabtec Corporation and Tronix3D are partnering to provide much needed personal protective equipment for Excela Health, a leading health system provider of advanced medical care in Pennsylvania. The partnership is leveraging additive technology to produce 1,000 face shields for the hospital this week, which are critical for frontline…https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2020/04/09-wabtec-partners-with-other-pa-firm-to-make-face-shields-for-hospital-workers
Wabtec Acquires RELCO Locomotives
Wabtec Corp. has acquired RELCO Locomotives for $29 million, on a cash- and debt-free basis. All conditions for the acquisition are complete and the transaction will be accretive in year one. RELCO’s projected sales for 2019 are roughly $50 million.https://www.railwayage.com/cs/wabtec-acquires-relco-locomotives/
Mission: Stop a Train
How inventor George Westinghouse Jr., investors, railroad officials, and test trains helped put the brakes on the wheels 150 years ago. On the 150th anniversary of the creation of the air brake, the story of how George Westinghouse Jr. developed this transformational technology is worth recounting.
Wabtec opens Indian engineering and technology centre
INDIA: The Wabtec India Engineering & Technology Centre was inaugurated on December 12. The company is investing US$5m in the facility, which will occupy five floors of a building on the ITC Green Campus in Bangalore.
Our View: 5 Trends Powering the Future of Transportation
Industry 4.0 is more than a catchy phrase, it’s proof that we are on the verge of a technology revolution. Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana shared key insights from #RailTrends19 on the top trends shaping the #rail transportation landscape in a new era of design, manufacturing and operation.https://www.wabteccorp.com/our-view-5-trends-powering-the-future-of-transportation
Happy 150th! Wabtec Celebrates Anniversary, New HQ
Wabtec Corp. recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, as well as the grand opening of its new headquarters in Pittsburgh. “Building on this deep heritage of breakthrough ideas and 150 years of company success, Wabtec continues to pave the way for modern safety advancements and set the bar for innovative solutions."https://www.railwayage.com/freight/class-i/happy-150th-wabtec-celebrates-anniversary-new-hq/
Wabtec Marks 150 Years with Opening of New Pittsburgh Headquarters
Erie News Now — The Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company is commemorating its roots by opening new, state-of-the-art offices on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. 250 employees will be based out of the office, which the company said will play a critical role in accelerating the future of transportation.https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/41186014/wabtec-celebrates-150-years-at-new-global-headquarters
Wabtec remains bullish on India’s growth story
The demand for diesel locomotives from Wabtec’s Marhowra factory will not be hit by the current slowdown as they consume less fuel than diesel engines churned out by Indian Railways’ factories, said Nalin Jain, President-Global Equipment Division, Wabtec.https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/we-are-bullish-on-indias-growth-story-nalin-jain/article29360379.ece
BNSF, Wabtec Advancing the Future of Motive Power
n a wide-ranging interview with Railway Age in December 2018, BNSF’s then-Executive Chairman Matt Rose had this to say about the future of locomotive propulsion technology: “We’ve got to look at alternative fuels for our locomotives. We tested LNG, and we don’t see the spread between diesel and natural gas wide enough to justify us making that investment, and it’s a significant investment. For us, it’s probably $8 billion to $10 billion.https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/locomotives/bnsf-wabtec-advancing-the-future-of-motive-power/