Introduction

VALDUNES INDUSTRIES IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS OF FORGED WHEELS, AXLES AND WHEELSETS FOR ROLLING STOCK.

A NEW DAWN

VALDUNES INDUSTRIES was created in 2024, following the takeover of VALDUNES by Europlasma group. This represents a new dawn in our long history of wheel, axle and wheel manufacture. With over 175 years of experience, VALDUNES INDUSTRIES has a worldwide reputation for the supply of high performance, high quality products and excellent service. VALDUNES INDUSTRIES is a 75% subsidiary of Europlasma Group, a French company listed on Euronext Paris stock exchange, and expert in depollution. Its innovative solutions are intended for the treatment and recovery of hazardous waste using its proprietary technology, the plasma torch, as well as applications for industries keen to reduce their environmental footprint, by substituting fossil fuels or through recycling in a circular economy logic

DIFFERENTIATED WHEEL SERVICE PROVIDER

The production capacity of VALDUNES INDUSTRIES is over 800 thousand wheels per year and can offer the full range of wheels, axles and wheelsets for any kind of rolling stock, to suit any performance, quality, volume and economic requirements.

STATE OF THE ART PRODUCTION

The takeover by Europlasma Groupe in 2024 came with an investment plan, valued at 35 M EUR over 3 years, to completely update VALDUNES INDUSTRIES manufacturing  in Dunkirk and Valenciennes in France. This will mean that VALDUNES INDUSTRIES once again has state of the art equipment which will increase our capacity, improve productivity, reduce delivery lead times and cement VALDUNES INDUSTRIES position as the rolling stock wheel, axle and wheelset solution provider giving the best quality, performance, innovation and service.

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PAST GLORIES, FUTURE SUCCESS
- INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

VALDUNES INDUSTRIES products are used in over 70 countries around the world, in every continent and in every possible kind of application, to all international standards and all conditions; from extreme cold to extreme heat, under extreme loads, at very high speeds, VALDUNES INDUSTRIES products are world renowned for their outstanding performance and for their contribution to the reduction of overall costs.

The performance of VALDUNES INDUSTRIES products has been proven internationally, some examples:

  • high speed world records (574,8 km/h);
  • high speed wheel life record over 3,5 million km;
  • heavy haul axle load over 40 Tonnes;
  • heavy haul wheel life up to 2 million km;
  • urban transport squealing noise reduction over 23 Db(A);
  • freight train noise reduction;
  • heavy haul wheel life 2,5 times higher than other manufacturers;
  • wheel wear 30% lower than other manufacturers.

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