3 June 2020

New MCG transportation project: a demanding challenge in the development of floors for trains

MCG, through its MCG transportation business area, was selected by the Alstom-EKZ joint venture to develop and supply the heated floors for the KZ4T and KZ8T locomotives for future circulation in Kazakhstan.

 

This new business represents an added challenge for the MCG engineering teams: the floor heating system will have to work…

…efficiently under extreme conditions that in winter can reach temperatures of minus 50 degrees. In addition, the entire floor must be certified according to Russian GOST standards.

 

The development of this product will take place throughout the year 2020 and following the usual MCG approach: offering the customer a complete and optimized…

…solution in terms of product design, engineering, and production, according to their specific needs.

 

In 2021, production of 100 floors will begin for two different types of locomotives: one for the KZ8T, a freight train traction locomotive, and another for the KZ4T, a passenger train traction unit.

 

This is another MCG transportation project…

…that reinforces MCG’s position in a restricted set of top global industries that are prepared to supply products to any part of the globe.

 

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20 February 2020

The first Aptis bus with floors made in MCG is already in circulation

The first Aptis unit was recently delivered to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois by Alstom. But the entry into service of this 100% electric Alstom bus is also a special moment for MCG: one of the differentiating bases of Aptis is the large structural floor produced by the MCG transportation teams.

 

MCG is…

…delighted to see the result of an intense product development process that took three years and that included multiple engineering simulations, validation tests, and prototypes.

 

MCG transportation is today a proud part of Alstom‘s supply chain system and this is a project that endows MCG teams with even more extensive…

…know-how in the development, certification, and production of floor systems for trains and buses.

 

The use of different materials, technologies, and solutions is at the service of a single output and objective: to successfully satisfy the increasingly demanding needs of each client.

 

Among the production processes of this pavement system based on composite…

…materials is a very complex operation: the bonding of panels with dimensions of 8.5 x 2.4 meters, possible only due to the precision, advanced technologies, and experience of the teams of MCG production.

 

MCG transportation presents itself with a range of competitive and integrated solutions for train and bus interiors….

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11 February 2020

MCG follows the installation of heated floors of the Metropolis metro

MCG transportation was recently in the city of Chenai, India, to participate in the FMR (First Mounting Review) process for the first two carriages of the Alstom Metropolis, a metro that Réseau Express Métropolitain de Montreal will put into circulation later this year in this city of Canada.

 

The visit to the…

…Alstom India facilities is part of one of the stages of the production of 212 heated floors developed entirely by MCG transportation.

 

The teams of engineers of this business unit had the opportunity to closely monitor the installation of the floors produced at MCG and to support the manufacturer’s assembly teams. It…

…is recalled that MCG is the first supplier of heated floors in this Alstom plant.

 

Over the course of three days, MCG and Alstom had the possibility, together and in a healthy collaboration environment, to identify various opportunities for improving the floors produced. A good example of this is related to the…

…special product packaging, designed by MCG to more robustly resist road transport on complex local roads.

 

Another of the objectives accomplished during the visit was the transfer of information between both parties and the training of Alstom technicians in the installation and connection of the electrical system of the floor. This process…

…was a complete success, which validates the continuity of production of the following units at MCG transportation facilities.

 

At a pace of rapid growth, MCG transportation is today one of the leading suppliers of components and systems for train interiors with the world’s largest manufacturers in this business area.

 

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10 December 2019

MCG transportation at PFP Open Days 2019

MCG was present at the PFP Open Days 2019, an event that recently brought together several Portuguese state entities and some of the world’s leading players in the railway industry.

 

Organized by the Portuguese Railway Platform (PFP), the event took place in Almada, at the headquarters of Infraestruturas de Portugal, and was…

…attended by the minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos.

 

On the second day of the event, devoted to various Pitching Sessions and a workshop on digitization, circular economics, and internationalization in the railroad areas, MCG had the opportunity to present all the recent developments of MCG transportation, the company’s business…

…division. It is growing rapidly and fully meets the needs of major world customers in the interiors for trains and buses.

 

Just the day before, the first day of the PFP Open Days 2019 was marked by the participation of the heads of several national and international companies around the presentation of…

…three thematic modules: “Market Context”, “Ecosystems” and “Technological Challenges”.

 

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