IGW and railway manufacturing: Keeping the World’s Trains on Track

27 June, 2023

It’s hard to give an estimate of how many people use railway transportation every day. But to give you an idea of how much people rely on trains, trams and metro’s, here are some statistics:

  • In Europe, over 13 million passengers use high-speed trains every day, according to data from the International Union of Railways.
  • In India, the world's second most populous country, over 23 million passengers use railways every day, according to data from the Ministry of Railways.
  • In Japan, over 17 million passengers use railways every day, according to data from the Japan Railway & Transport Review.
  • In the United States, over 1.5 million passengers use Amtrak, the national railway service, every day, according to data from the company.

Did you know that IGW also manufactures gears for this gigantic market? Chances are high that our gears supported your daily commute or travels!

Our gears for the rail market

IGW has been an important supplier of railway gears for global OEM’s and Tier 1 customers for over 25 years. We are specialized in manufacturing spur-, helical and spiral bevel pinions & gears for single and multiple stage gearboxes. This means that we are present in trains, trams, metro’s… you name it!

Our gears are crucial for driving the train and require complex and highly specialized manufacturing processes. Thanks to our global approach and especially to the fact that IGW is vertically integrated (including in-house heat treatment), it’s possible for us to specialize in complex processes and manufacture gears for all types of applications around the world.

Wonder where we are in the world? Take a look at just a few of the applications we’re in:

Discover our full gear portfolio for the railway market here.