Bearings order for Timken

Timken announced today that it recently won an order to supply, repair and replace tapered bearings for German railway supplier ELH Eisenbahnlaufwerke Halle.

The bearings are to be installed in the ELH “Optitrack” bogie, which is the frame that carries the train’s wheels. The Optitrack was designed for Freightliner bulk freight cars, primarily for service in the United Kingdom.

As part of the contract, Timken also will recondition the bearings in England and handle spare parts procurement.

The project involves several European parties. The German ELH bogies are to be attached to freight cars manufactured in Poland by the Greenbrier Companies, before the units are sold to Freightliner, the British operator.