Rail Wheel Factory
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|Industry||Wheels, Coaches and Locomotives|
|Headquarters||Yelahanka, Bangalore, India|
|Products||Wheels for All railway wagons of Indian Railways|
|Owner||Government of India (100%)|
Rail Wheel Factory (RWF) (Hindi: रेल व्हील फैक्टरी) (also known as Wheel and Axle Plant) is a manufacturing unit of Indian Railways, producing wheels, axles and wheel sets of railroad wagons, coaches and locomotives for the use of Indian Railways and overseas customers is situated at Yelahanka, Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka.
This factory uses cast steel technology in the manufacturing of wheels which utilizes scrap steel collected from Railways' own workshops as raw material. The products (Wheels, Axles and wheel sets) are engineered with little scrap for human errors. It has a planned capacity to manufacture of about 70,000 wheels of different sizes, 23,000 axles and to assemble 23,000 wheel sets. It employs over 2000 personnel and has an annual turnover of about 82 crores. It is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified unit for its business processes. It was the first unit of Indian Railways to receive ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.
- "Introduction to Wheel Plant Factory". Indian Railways.
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