RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

In our research centers are concentrated all the activities of Design, Prototyping, Verification and Validation. All our R&D processes are based on the continuous increase of know-how, our experience in the field is the basis of our ability to innovate.

Innovation

Innovation is the driving force of our company. We investon average 7% of our turnover in Research and Development in our two Research Centers in La Spezia and Bergamo.

We build on our 60 years of experience in the field to design and bring to the rail market new products that improve rail operations.

The modern Research & Development Center of La Spezia is a space entirely dedicated to innovation in the railway sector, with a specific focus on the development of projects in the field of signaling and safety, in particular level crossings and operation of railway switches, having as reference the most rigorous safety standards (CENELEC, RFI supply specifications). In La Spezia are concentrated all the activities of design, prototyping, verification and validation of projects.

Here we have created a pole of excellence in electronic, mechanical and electromechanical research. Engineers and technicians work daily with the aim not only to design new solutions to offer to the market but also to constantly improve existing products.

The Research and Development processes are conducted by highly qualified personnel who adopt modern 2D and 3D CAD modeling and simulation techniques, cutting-edge experimental technologies and sophisticated instrumentation. Special Verification and Validation functions, independent from the project team, follow and monitor the entire design process until the final design is validated for use.

Wegh Group

Wegh’s second Research & Development Center is in Bergamo, Italy, and specializes in railroad equipment.

Here, too, a team of engineers is constantly working to find solutions that improve the quality of the track, whether it is designed for the railway network or for tram or metro networks. The Center takes care of the homologation of sleepers, turnout sleepers, ballastless systems with the aim of providing innovative products in the containment of vibration and noise and increase the performance of the systems of armament while lowering the cost of complete life cycle.

Moreover, our Research and Development Centers collaborate on an ongoing basis with the Italian and international university world, activating collaborations and specific projects.

Because tomorrow’s railway is born today also thanks to our technicians and engineers and their passion and competence.

Wegh Group

WEGH GROUP EXPANDS INTO BULGARIA

With the recent acquisition of 50% of Aquasys JsC, WEGH Group has entered the Bulgarian market for the production of concrete railway sleepers through its controlled subsidiary Balgarski Betonni Elementi JsC. (BBE) BBE, based in Svishtov, is the leading Bulgarian...

REVAMPING OF THE MAJOR BULGARIAN SLEEPERS PRODUCTION PLANT

[REVAMPING OF THE MAJOR BULGARIAN SLEEPERS PRODUCTION PLANT] In the complex scenario of a plant revamping, the Plant Division of WEGH Group has just successfully completed the upgrading of a concrete sleepers production plant located in Bulgaria. WEGH provided a...

UNDER SLEEPER PAD AUTOMATIC POSITIONING WEGH PT-MF20

The continuous WEGH Group technological innovation has led to the development of an innovative system for the positioning of Under Sleeper Pads (USP) on railway sleepers, a patented solution. The PT-MF20 automatic USP positioning machine, designed in accordance with...

WEGH GROUP WILL REALIZE BALLASTLESS ARIANNA® IN STORSTRØM BRIDGE IN DENMARK

WEGH, as subcontractor to Italian general contractor ITINERA spa, is responsible for the design, production and installation of its ARIANNA precast and prestressed Slabtrack system for the Storstrøm Bridge in Denmark.The Storstrømsbroen project consists of a combined...

WEGH GROUP ACQUIRES IPA RAILWAY

WEGH Group acquires IPA Ferroviaria, an Italian reference brand in the production of concrete products such as sleepers and slabs for the construction of high-speed and traditional railway lines. After the purchase of IPA INTERNATIONAL in 2018, WEGH Group...

NEW METRIC GAUGE RAILWAY SLEEPERS

WEGH Group S.p.A.’s Business Unit for Artefacts for the Railway Equipment has obtained the conformity assessment of the new Metric Gauge pre-stressed concrete railway sleepers, specifically designed for the Italian market. The new railway sleepers are intended for use...

WEGH GROUP DONATED AN AMBULANCE TO THE GREEN CROSS FORNOVESE

During this long pandemic period, we asked ourselves a question, "What support is WEGH GROUP able to give to the community in which it operates ? " The idea was to donate an ambulance to the Green Cross Fornovese to thank them for the great generosity and sacrifice...

AUTOMATIC BOTTOM HEADING MACHINE RF20

Automatic Bottom Heading Machine RF20 The continuous-improvement process, that has always distinguished WEGH Group through the years, has led to a further major innovation in the WEGH Group production plant. The plant, located in Calcinate (BG), is designed to the...

PATENTS AND R&D IN COVID-19 TIME

The constant search for technological improvements has always characterized the spirit of innovation within the Wegh Group. It is thanks to this mindset that the R&D technical department has developed, registered and patented a synchronized system for the...

WEGH GROUP WINS CONTRACT TO RENEW A SECTION OF THE CIRCUMETNEA RAILWAY WITH ITS “ARIANNA SLAB SYSTEM” BALLASTLESS SYSTEM

The Circumetnea Railway, thanks to the result of the ballastless ARIANNA railway system, created more than 25 years ago by the IPA division of the WEGH Group, has adopted the same system in the realization of the first section of the project to upgrade and transform...
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