NFC Participates Railway Transportation Tech Day

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NFC Participates Railway Transportation Tech Day

From Jun 8 to Jun 9, NOK-FREUDENBERG (CHINA) (NFC) participated a tech day on railway transportation topic in Shanghai with the other 3 Freudenberg affiliated companies including Klueber Lubrication, Schwab Vibration Control, as well as Freudenberg & Vilene Filter. Jointly organized by these 4 companies, this tech day was greatly supported by China Railway Society. A total of 22 customers around attended this event under its invitation, the members of which organization mainly come from CRRC, the globally biggest railway transportation OEM. In addition, one scholar from Tongji University and the chief representative from Deutsche Bahn were invited too, to share their insights on railway transportation sector.

On the 1st day, the tech day took place in Klueber’s training center. The 4 business groups made technical presentations respectively on sealing technology ( NFC), lubrication technology (Klueber), vibration controlling technology( Schwab) as well as filtration technology ( FVC). All these technologies are applied in rail locomotives. On site, a mini exhibition was organized to showcase typical products/demo machines of each company. Furthermore, a visit of R&D laboratory of Klueber was organized to present its state-of-the-art research capacity.

On the 2nd day, the tech day venue was Freudenberg House. Bettina Schoen, General Manager of Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center, delivered welcome speech and made Freudenberg Group Introduction as the opening. One expert from VDMA participated on this day and made the speech on the topic of “industry 4.0” which is very trendy and popular in today’s business world. All the participants have deepened understanding and insight on “Industry 4.0” by virtue of his presentation, intrigued for a warm discussion.

The railway business in China has kept growing thanks to the regulation stimulus. The merge of CNR and CSR has led the railway OEMs to look for more sophisticated technical solutions to expand the business. It is against this backdrop that Freudenberg companies have come to come up with the ideas of holding this tech day, to establish synergies and expand the market jointly.

The tech day was a big success. Not only were the customers deeply impressed by Freudenberg’s meticulous organization, technical expertise, and advanced testing capability, but also Freudenberg’s corporate culture and business philosophy have impressed them. The form of the tech day is so creative that it is the 1st time for Freudenberg tech day to not only have involved customers, but also have involved the external industrial participants such as industrial associations. Such form can serve as a platform to exchange for technical and business ideas and build up long term business relationship. “It is a good platform to establish contacts with major Chinese railway makers and get to know the exact demands from them. From either technical or commercial point of view, the tech day has provided a chance to know well about the railway market”, Edmond Lam, the Business Unit Manager of NFC General Industry, said.