Chinese suppliers of cast railway wheels, the use of which had been rejected by the railway companies in the world, trying to certify their products in Ukraine due to the lack of demand in China.
For the start of deliveries to Ukraine of railway cast wheels requires approval of the appropriate certificate of state standard (GOST), which is today in Ukraine.
Technology of production of cast wheels obsolete, and their quality characteristics are inferior to forged. Alloy wheels are used only in separate closed paths. They often cause train accidents.
We will remind, in January of 2019 at that time the head of the parliamentary Committee on industrial policy Victor Galasyuk in his Facebook reported the talks, “uz” with the American company Amsted Rail about the delivery of cast wheels made in China.
The reason for the expansion into the Ukrainian market the text States that in recent years China has started production of solid-rolled wheels under requirements of the domestic market, and the producers of “casting” left without a sale.
In March 2019, the Russian Kommersant reported that the company Xinyang Amsted Tonghe Wheel Co., which is a joint venture with Amsted Rail’s American, Chinese-American DACC, as well as Chinese Zhejiang Zhenghe and CNR, asked the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation with a proposal to produce cast wheels for Railways of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation the publication reported that the use of cast wheels on a railway track, where a combined freight and passenger traffic, is unsafe.