MTC (Metalocaucho) delivers first suspension components for SIEMENS’ ICx trains

MTC was selected last year by SIEMENS to supply the primary suspensions for Deutsche Bahn’s next-generation ICx high-speed trains.
After passing SIEMENS and DB’s First Article Inspection in January, first deliveries took place during this year. Under the existing contract the company will supply suspension components for 130 trains between 2014 and 2021.
For this project MTC developed a guiding bush specially adapted to the strict performance requirements of ICx, a high-speed train designed to run at over 250 km/h. MTC’s know-how and long proven experience on this kind of primary suspension were key in securing this contract.
MTC’s General Manager, Antxon San Vicente, considers “It’s very important for us to be part of the ICx project, which will be the backbone of intercity traffic in Germany over the next 40 years.