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IGW to supply locomotive gears in India

Mumbai, 09 November 2017: IGW International NV, through its Indian subsidiary Involute Technologies Pvt. Ltd., today signed their first contract with Alstom in India for the supply of gears for electric locomotives to be built at the factory in Madhepura, Bihar.

The project for 800 double section freight electric locomotives from the Ministry of Railways was awarded to Alstom in 2015. It includes the set-up of a plant at Madhepura (Bihar state) and two maintenance depots at Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh state) and Nagpur (Maharashtra state). The delivery of the locomotives will be spread between 2018 and 2028. One of the strongest endorsements of the ‘Make in India’ policy of the government, this project will play a crucial role in boosting the infrastructure development in the country.

During the State Visit of His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium and an important Belgian business delegation, a contract was signed between the two companies in Mumbai. The contract will start the local relationship between Alstom in India and IGW India for the delivery of critical gear and gearbox components until 2028.

Alstom and IGW started their relationship in the early nineties for the supply of railway gear and gearboxes in Europe. In the last couple of decades, Alstom and IGW have collaborated on various projects for these core components.

About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of high horse power locomotives is also in full swing at Madhepura in Bihar. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bangalore, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3000 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. India

About IGW                          

IGW is a leading manufacturer of gears and gearboxes for railway, off-road and industrial applications, belonging to the BMT Group. The gear division of the BMT Group has in-house gear and gearbox design capabilities and 12 production facilities across Europe, Asia and North America. IGW is active in Pune, India since 2015 through its local subsidiary Involute Gear.

Involute Gear, Mr. Sven DE WACHTER, Managing Director (
IGW International NV, Mr. Tom CORTIER, Sales & Marketing Director (