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DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung makes a successful appearance at Railtex in Birmingham, UK

Railtex, the largest rail exhibition in the United Kingdom, opened its doors in Birmingham from 14 to 16 May. DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung was also there, among the more than 420 exhibitors from 22 different countries. The aim of our appearance was to expand our presence on the British market and increase awareness of our company.

After successfully concluding a major contract for the maintenance of QSK 19 engines, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung used the trade fair stage to further establish itself on the British market. The UK's largest rail fair is held every two years. This year, it attracted almost 7,000 visitors from around 50 countries to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Here, existing customer relationships were cultivated, and new contacts were established with potential customers and partners.

This May, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung presented itself at Railtex along with DB Systemtechnik and DB ESG, which plays an important role in the development of vehicles in Great Britain and offers innovative technical advice.

DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung informed trade visitors about its entire service portfolio, in particular 3D printing in the rail sector and engine maintenance. Various 3D-printed small parts were also on display, such as segments for turbine blade wheels, fan grilles or operating levers.

The highlights of the exhibits included the first 3D-printed axlebox cover, which is currently being tested, as well as an innovative exhaust manifold optimised for the Cummins QSK 19 diesel engine available on the English market. Reduced fuel consumption increases efficiency, using higher quality materials increases service life and improved compensators increase operating hours.

Falko Lüders-Kubersky from the sales team explained to the visitors the advantages of the innovative exhaust manifold and the possibility of optimising the maintenance of diesel drives as the key to successful railway operations.

"Attending Railtex this year was once again a great success for DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung," says Michal Truszkowski, the Country Manager for the UK. "We have had many positive discussions which we can now build on."