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  RWF MILESTONES                            
1
Wheel And Axle Plant Project sanctioned by the Government of India.
Jun/1978
2
Dedication of the Plant(WAP) to the Nation by Hon. President of India,Sri. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy.
Jun/1978
3
Foundation Stone laid by Sri Kamalpathi Tripathi, former Hon’ble Minister for Railways
Jan/1980
4
First EQS heat tapped.
Oct/1980
5
First trial wheel cast (BOXN)
Oct/1983
6
First trial Axle forged
Dec/1983
7
Inauguration of the Wheel and Axle Plant by late Hon. Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi
Sep/1984
8
First wheelset assembled (BOXN)
Oct/1984
9
Implementation of Incentive Scheme
Jan/1990
10
First 915 mm dia coaching wheel produced
May/1993
11
First 915 mm dia Coaching wheelset produced
Aug/1993
12
Accreditation of ISO-9002 certification by M/s.BVQI. (First Railway Unit to obtain ISO-9002)
Nov/1994
13
First 840 mm dia Flat Container Wagon wheel produced
Jan/1995
14
First 840 mm dia wheelset produced
Mar/1995
15
First 915 mm dia Wagon wheel produced
Oct/1995
16
Executed first Non-Railway Order of value Rs.6 Lakhs to M/s.Kirloskar
Sep/1995
17
Accreditation of AAR certification as a manufacturer of Wheel, Axles for supply to US Railroads
Nov/1995
18
First 915 mm dia wagon wheelset produced
Dec/1995
19
First consignment of wheels and axles exported to USA (CH-36 wheels and F-Class Axles)
Dec/1995
20
First 1097 mm dia loco Wheel produced
Dec/1997
21
Highest production of Axles in a year (52,249 Nos.)
Feb/1997
22
5,00,000th Axle
May/1998
23
Augmentation Phase-I completed
Jul/1998
24
Highest production of wheels for a particular month (10,031 wheels)
Dec/1998
25
Lowest rejection percentage of wheels in a particular month (4.95%)
Dec/1998
26
March 1999 First WDM2 Loco No.16464 fitted with MoV Cast steel wheel on trials
Mar/1999
27
Accreditation of ISO-14001 by M/s .BVQI. (First Railway Unit to obtain ISO-14001)
Jun/1999
28
First MG coaching wheel produced.
Sep/1999
29
Accreditation of ISO: 9001-2000 (First Railway Unit to obtain ISO:9001-2000)
Mar/2001
30
First MG Loco wheel cast with MoV material composition.
Nov/2001
31
Largest single order from Non Railway Customer worth Rs.30 crores for supply of 5280 CONCOR Flatcontainer wagon wheelsets to M/s. HEIL/Kolkata
Mar/2002
32
Design Validation of BG Loco wheels at M/s. Transportation Technology Centre, USA
Apr/2002
33
BG (1092 mm dia) Loco wheel clearance given by RDSO to run for Passenger locomotives
Apr/2002
34
BG (1092 mm dia) Loco wheel clearance given by Railway Board to MOV cast wheel for regular application
Apr/2002
35
Silver Jubilee of WAP Project
Sep/2002
36
First MG-DEMU wheel cast
Jan/2003
37
WAP renamed as ‘RAIL WHEEL FACTORY’
Feb/ 2003
38
ISO-14001:1996 certification for RWF colony & hospital
Mar/ 2003
39
Despatch of first batch of traction motor armature shafts to Rly. Workshops
Sep/2003
40
50,000th Heat Tapped
Mar/2004
41
Certificate for OHSAS-18001 for RWF was received.
Feb/ 2005
42
Lowest rejection percentage of wheels in a particular month (3.36%)
Feb/2007
43
10,00,000th Axle forged
Mar/2008
44
75,000th Heat Tapped
May/009
45
54 nos. Cast EMU Wheelsets have been manufactured and dispatched to Southern Railway, Avadi, for trial monitoring.
Jun/2009
46
24 Nos. of LHB Wheels were cast for the first time on trial basis with micro alloyed chemical composition.
Jun/2009
47
In house oxygen plant under boot system commissioned. This is the first of its kind in Indian Railways.
Feb/2010
48
25T Axle load wheels cleared by TTCI for design validation. These wheels have been dispatched to Rayanapadu, SC Rly. For trials.
Jun/2010
49
24 No. of LHB wheels for high speed fiat bogie manufactured. These wheels are under field trials in Shalimar Express at Northern Railway.
Sep/2010
50
RWF achieved the best – ever landmark on 30.03.2012 March 2012 Good Wheels - 2,00,000,Machined Axles - 1,00,000 Wheel Sets - 70,000 Forged Axles - 75,250 50 1,00,000th Heat tapped
Apr/2013
51
100% E-auction of Scrap is introduced
Jun/2013
52
Usage of Rail Scrap as alternate primary scrap. Rail Scrap consumption per heat increased to 8 MT against 0.8 MT in past
Mar/2012
53
Shutdown period reduced from 21 days to 14 days resulting in increase in number of working days to 6 for all years to come
Feb/2012
54
Retrieved of the buried ferrous scrap accumulated over a period of time.
Feb/2012
55
Heat No.1 Lakh tapped
Apr/2013
56
15,00,000th Axle forged
Dec/2014
57
RWF Re-received the RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD (Awarded in the Year-2012)
Oct/2015
58
RWF received GOLDEN PEACOCK NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD for Quality Management
Apr/2015
59
16 No of 25 Tone Axle Load Prototype Wagons Suitable for K Class CTRB Were Processed in 40 days
Jun/2015
60
The Wheel for Milk Tank Wagon & Wheel Set for Kolkata Metro Manufactured at RWF. As a part of Make in  India  Shri. Rajen Gohain, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Inaugurated the Wheel Set. 
Sep/2016
61 RWF was re-certified for Integrated Management System encompassing ISO-9001,ISO-140001 & OSHAS-180001 May/2016
62 RWF was certified with AAR-QA 5000
Jun/2017
63 RWF has been recommended for certification of ISO-50001-2011 for Energy Management System (EnMS)
July/2017
 

 



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