01/01/2013 Liebherr to Supply Hydraulic Actuators for the New METRO Light Rail Cars in Houston

Liebherr-Transportation Systems has been selected by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocariles S.A. (CAF) of Beasain (Spain) to develop and manufacture hydraulic actuators for the leveling systems of the new METRO light rail cars in Houston (Texas, USA). The contract covers 468 actuators for 39 trains. In addition, an option on further deliveries was agreed.

The new METRO light rail cars will be equipped with Liebherr technology.

The new METRO light rail cars will be equipped with Liebherr technology.

The twelve actuators on each vehicle form the core element of the leveling system. They are controlled by a hydraulic unit centrally located in the car, which also supplies the hydraulic brake (not supplied by Liebherr).

This new contract consolidates Liebherr's position as a leading manufacturer of hydraulic actuators for leveling systems on rail vehicles.

Liebherr-Transportation Systems – Renowned Manufacturer of Railway Technology

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS in Toulouse (France) is one of ten divisional control companies in the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the fields of transportation and aviation equipment. It employs over 4,000 people worldwide.

Liebherr’s transportation systems division deals with air conditioning, hydraulic actuation systems and electronic components for rail vehicles of all kinds, and is backed by many years of experience in the development and manufacture of these technologies. In addition to its own sales and service centers, the division has access to the Group’s development and service facilities around the world. This global set-up means that Liebherr-Transportation Systems is there for its customers wherever they may be.