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Epiroc Collaborates with Railcare to Develop Zero-Emission Railway Maintenance Equipment

Parul Dubey on February 21, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc AB, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, is cooperating with Swedish company Railcare Group AB to equip its railway maintenance equipment with zero-emission battery technology.

Epiroc, on the forefront of electric underground mining equipment, has developed a battery-electric technology platform that is modular and scalable. Although the battery system is designed primarily with the mining industry in mind it is also well suited for other types of machines that operate in tough environments and are traditionally powered by diesel engines. As a result, Epiroc will start providing its electric driveline technology to Railcare and specifically the company’s MPV, Multi Purpose Vehicle.

“We are happy about this cooperation with Railcare as it is a natural step for Epiroc to collaborate around the technology that we have developed for our underground equipment,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining & Infrastructure. “Cooperating with forward-thinking companies around the battery technology is important to drive volume and reduce costs. This will speed up the electrification process.”

“We continue to have a high level on our innovations and we are proud of the result of our cooperation with Epiroc,” said Daniel Öholm, Railcare’s CEO. “We will use their scalable platform for battery technology when we launch our first electric MPV. Many of our missions are for underground work, with high demands on safety, work environment and efficiency.”

Railcare is planning to make available its first machines using Epiroc’s battery technology later this year. To learn more about Railcare, please see its website (mainly in Swedish).  

For more information please contact: 
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 70 347 2455
media@epiroc.com
Helena Hedblom, Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure
+46 10 755 0000

Epiroc is a leading global productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative, safe and sustainable drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides world-class service and solutions for automation and interoperability. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 38 billion in 2018, and has more than 14,000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.

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