Escorts has developed a series of new products to make rail travel safer and faster. The new products include anti-lift AARH couplers, axle-mounted disc brakes, brake disc for high-speed LHB coaches, locomotive brake electronics for both electric and diesel locomotives, high-end dampers for locomotives and LHB coaches besides air springs. This will be aligned to modernisation of infrastructure, focus on safety and enhancing the experience of traveling by train.
The new products were showcased during the two-day International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) 2017. The portfolio displayed is the outcome of its multi-dimensional product strategy with a mix of in-house R&D and Global Technology collaborations.
Escorts recently achieved the International Railway Industry Standards (IRIS) certification for design development and manufacturing. It aims to contribute to the Make in India programme through massive import substitution by offering frugal and value engineering products with its deep in-house R&D. The company further intends to infuse capital to build the latest cutting-edge products through partnerships with leading global railway component majors.
Dipankar Ghosh, CEO, Escorts Railway Equipment Division (RED), said, “With the government focus on safer railway operations and the huge investments planned, a big paradigm shift for the technology is on the anvil. We see a huge potential in the modernisation drive of the Railways in the country for railway component manufacturers like us. Our endeavour to make the best in India and offer India’s best to the world has also helped us identify potential markets in South-East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and some African countries.”