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voestalpine Railway Systems sets course for Egypt

5 July 2022 | 

voestalpine Railway Systems, global market leader for complete railway infrastructure systems, and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) are planning a joint venture for the joint production of high-performance turnouts at ENR’s existing turnout plant in Cairo. The agreement was signed on July 3, 2022. Egypt is considered the most dynamic rail market on the African continent.

In upcoming years, comprehensive investments will be made in Egypt’s railway network, especially in the construction of its more than 1,800 km long high-speed network. The joint venture with ENR provides voestalpine with a good basis for participating in the ambitious expansion and upgrade plans in Egypt and neighboring countries. The goal of the partnership is to locally produce high-performance turnouts for Egypt’s national railways and to jointly develop ENR’s existing site into a modern and highly productive turnout plant.

For voestalpine, the joint venture with Egyptian National Railways is an important next step that allows us to expand into a particularly dynamic market of the future and it once again confirms our international expertise in the railway infrastructure sector. We will continue to focus on high-tech segments with the highest quality standards and drive innovation together with our local customers.

Herbert Eibensteiner, CEO of voestalpine AG

Global know-how for local turnout production

As the global market leader for railway infrastructure systems—rails, turnouts, and digital signaling technology—voestalpine will contribute to the joint venture by imparting its many years of expertise and investing in the expansion of local turnout production together with ENR.

Franz Kainersdorfer, Member of the voestalpine AG Management Board and Head of the Metal Engineering Division

By entering this partnership, we are expanding our global manufacturing network and can produce near our customers in Egypt. We are successfully continuing our strategy of setting up local turnout production facilities in strategically important markets.

Franz Kainersdorfer, Member of the voestalpine AG Management Board and Head of the Metal Engineering Division