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.
Wabtec in the press
- UP, Wabtec, REG Launch Renewable Fuels Testing Railway Age
- Cutting freight carbon emissions with biofuels Railway Technology
- Hauling freight trains with electric locomotives is now starting to happen CBC News
- Wabtec to buy Trimble’s Beena Vision business Railway Technology
FLXdrive™ Battery Electric Locomotive
Over the last year, Wabtec took a bold step toward a low-to-zero-emission locomotive future with the world’s first heavy-haul 100-percent battery-electric locomotive – called FLXdrive™. The locomotive, powered by approximately 20,000 battery cells, was tested in revenue operation across more than 13,320 miles of hilly terrain in San Joaquin Valley, California.
Operating in a consist between two other locomotives and with a battery capacity of 2.4 megawatt hours, FLXdrive successfully reduced overall fuel consumption by more than 11 percent — the equivalent to over 6,200 gallons of diesel fuel saved and approximately 69 tons of CO2 emissions reduced.
The next version of FLXdrive is currently in development and expected to be ready for market in 2023. With a battery capacity of more than 7 megawatt hours, we anticipate further reducing fuel consumption and emissions by up to 30 percent.
Next Generation Friction Technology
Wabtec’s Green Friction technology is the result of the Company’s expertise in friction materials and significant investments in the methodology of measuring the particles emitted during braking.
Over the past year, this technology has undergone rigorous testing with Paris region operator, RATP, and has proven its ability to reduce particle emissions from friction braking on metro trains by up to 90 percent. RATP and Wabtec have equipped two trains that operate on one of the busiest lines in Europe with this new technology for a final pilot. This technology represents a significant milestone on the journey towards cleaner tunnels for passengers and network personnel.
Wabtec is increasing port throughput and improving efficiency with Port Optimizer™, a cloud-based software initiative integrating data from across the port ecosystem. It helps the supply chain monitor and respond to dynamic conditions, align people and resources, and proactively communicate across functions – enabling maximum port throughput and delivery performance.
Not only does Port Optimizer™ improve efficiencies - it provides an opportunity for ports to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The timely sharing of accurate information about container moves, status changes, asset management, etc. across all port stakeholders is needed to better plan for operations. As a neutral party, Port Authorities can be the driving force to create a Digital Infrastructure for the collection, aggregation and standardization of data flowing through the port and to make that data readily available through APIs and various applications.
Wabtec is reducing port emissions with ShoreCONNECT, a flexible onshore power supply solution that connects electrical power to vessels at port, eliminating the need to use diesel. It connects one vessel to shore power with up to 16 MVA high voltage, self-propelled, zero-emission vehicles.
ShoreCONNECT installations position ports to help address the required 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from ships by 2030 and support the local sulfur emission control area established in the Baltic region. In addition, ShoreCONNECT helps to reduce noise pollution in ports because the engines are turned off while the vessels are connected.
The FDL Advantage
Wabtec has developed a fuel-saving engine upgrade package for its FDL locomotive platform as well as a complete control system replacement. The FDL Advantage modernization provides up to a five percent reduction in fuel consumption, which helps customers to achieve sustainability and operational efficiency goals.
In addition to addressing industry imperatives for improved fuel efficiency and reliability, the FDL Advantage introduces next-generation data and software capabilities positioning railroads for the future of transportation.
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.