Life on the track is hard. Locomotives travel thousands of miles moving passengers and goods, so robust and durable construction is of the utmost importance. However, weight must also be taken into account, with many manufacturers looking to reduce overall weight to improve payload and performance. To balance these multiple requirements, manufacturers need access to a high range of innovative components and fasteners.
Trains are large and complex, incorporating specialist assemblies such as bogies, carriages and interiors. All application areas require quality fasteners, backed by a lean manufacturing and inventory methodology to protect profitability in what can be a fluctuating industry.
Efficient and flexible solutions for trains
Optimas experts – engaged throughout the design and implementation process - have a track record of successfully assisting in the development of safer and lighter locomotives. We have over a quarter of a century experience in the industry.
With a market leading parts per million (ppm) quality rating and a focus on lean component supply, Optimas provides a rare combination of reliability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
We employ expert rail engineers to select robust, quality fasteners to provide engineering performance and a streamlined bill of materials (BoM). Our engineers can aid in any stage of the product lifecycle, providing fastener knowledge to drive new train innovations. We can also offer fully integrated supply from procurement to production line with our Direct Line Feed (DLF) systems, which utilize demand forecasting to provide a truly lean approach to locomotive manufacturing. This is supported by our local inventory facilities, which can tailor services to meet specific manufacturing needs.
All fasteners are tested to destruction in independent testing labs to ensure the highest levels of performance, ensuring your locomotives stay on track for as long as possible.
Locomotive Industry Engagement Highlights
- We have an in-depth understanding of the fluctuating life cycles inherent to the transportation market
- We develop unique solutions packages, customized to meet and service individual business needs and goals
- We take a proactive, integrated approach to partnership
- We prove our components performance to guarantee maximum service life
- We have the flexibility to scale operations, allowing us to tackle any challenge that your business may face in the future