The railway industry encompasses the production of new vehicles, refurbishment of old vehicles, maintenance of existing vehicles, development of control systems, manufacturing, installation of electrification devices and signaling equipment and other services.
In addition the passenger railway market, the rail industry maximizes the way goods are moved within North America and in other international markets. Within a globally integrated supply chain, the rail industry is working with customers to ship products in a timely way to, thereby enabling them to add value.
Safety in the industry is critical. Federal rules to impose safety standards for new cars and retrofitting existing cars continues to be a critical topic in North America as the increased transportation of crude warrants increased safety.
The fastening systems that Fastbolt supplies are a key component in providing greater safety, reliability, and easier inspection while meeting ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) requirements.
Railroad fasteners are mainly divided into three categories: Fishplates, Rail Fastening System, and Railroad Fastenings.