Amsted Rail, the global leader in manufacturing bogie systems for the heavy haul freight market, has established its latest company – Amsted Foundry Solutions SA, with its foundries located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This newly created company, partially owned by both Amsted Rail and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), was spun out of Industrial Group SCAW Metals and is the largest supplier of railcar wheels and cast railway components to the South African market. Amsted Rail’s involvement in South Africa began around 2003 and the company continues to make investments to expand their capabilities in the region.
This allows Amsted Rail to better serve customers in the mining, railway, power generating and other industrial markets who require large, top quality precision products. Amsted Foundry Solutions is capable of casting products up to 30 tons finished weight.
Amsted Rail will be managing the entirety of the Amsted Foundry Solutions SA operations, implementing their state-of-the-art processes to create a global leader in South Africa. John Wories, President of Amsted Rail explained: “This investment enables us to better serve customers who depend on Amsted for innovative design and highly engineered components and system solutions for improved product performance and reliability. Amsted’s expertise in premier manufacturing processes will provide substantial growth opportunities for Amsted Foundry Solutions.”