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RWF Mile Stones

 
  RWF MILESTONES                            
1 Budget Speech - Wheel and Axle Plant Proposed with capacity to produce 20,000   wheelsets and 25,000 loose wheels. 1972-73
2 First Project study report of WAP was submitted by Railway Board 1973
3 Project Sanctioned in supplementary budget 1973-74
4  Agreement signed between Government of  India and Amsted Industries, USA, regarding collaboration for the manufacturing of Griffin Wheels in India  April/1974
5
Wheel And Axle Plant Project sanctioned by the Government of India.
Jun/1978
6
Dedication of the Plant(WAP) to the Nation by Hon. President of India,Sri. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy.
Jun/1978
7
Foundation Stone laid by Sri Kamalpathi Tripathi, former Hon’ble Minister for Railways
Jan/1980
8
First EQS heat tapped.
Oct/1980
9
First trial wheel cast (BOXN)
Oct/1983
10
First trial Axle forged
Dec/1983
11
Inauguration of the Wheel and Axle Plant by late Hon. Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi.
Sep/1984
12
First wheelset assembled (BOXN)
Oct/1984
13
Implementation of Incentive Scheme
Jan/1990
14
First 915 mm dia coaching wheel produced
May/1993
15
First 915 mm dia Coaching wheelset produced
Aug/1993
16
Accreditation of ISO-9002 certification by M/s.BVQI. (First Railway Unit to obtain ISO-9002)
Nov/1994
17
First 840 mm dia Flat Container Wagon wheel produced
Jan/1995
18
First 840 mm dia wheelset produced
Mar/1995
19
First 915 mm dia Wagon wheel produced
Oct/1995
20
Executed first Non-Railway Order of value Rs.6 Lakhs to M/s.Kirloskar
Sep/1995
21
Accreditation of AAR certification as a manufacturer of Wheel, Axles for supply to US Railroads
Nov/1995
22
First 915 mm dia wagon wheelset produced
Dec/1995
23
First consignment of wheels and axles exported to USA (CH-36 wheels and F-Class Axles)
Dec/1995
24
First 1097 mm dia loco Wheel produced
Dec/1997
25
Highest production of Axles in a year (52,249 Nos.)
Feb/1997
26
5,00,000th Axle
May/1998
27
Augmentation Phase-I completed
Jul/1998
28
Highest production of wheels for a particular month (10,031 wheels)
Dec/1998
29
Lowest rejection percentage of wheels in a particular month (4.95%)
Dec/1998
30
March 1999 First WDM2 Loco No.16464 fitted with MoV Cast steel wheel on trials
Mar/1999
31
Accreditation of ISO-14001 by M/s .BVQI. (First Railway Unit to obtain ISO-14001)
Jun/1999
32
First MG coaching wheel produced.
Sep/1999
33
Accreditation of ISO: 9001-2000 (First Railway Unit to obtain ISO:9001-2000)
Mar/2001
34
First MG Loco wheel cast with MoV material composition.
Nov/2001
35
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
36
Design Validation of BG Loco wheels at M/s. Transportation Technology Centre, USA
Apr/2002
37
BG (1092 mm dia) Loco wheel clearance given by RDSO to run for Passenger locomotives
Apr/2002
38
BG (1092 mm dia) Loco wheel clearance given by Railway Board to MOV cast wheel for regular application
Apr/2002
39
Silver Jubilee of WAP Project
Sep/2002
40
First MG-DEMU wheel cast
Jan/2003
41
WAP renamed as ‘RAIL WHEEL FACTORY’
Feb/ 2003
42
ISO-14001:1996 certification for RWF colony & hospital
Mar/ 2003
43
Despatch of first batch of traction motor armature shafts to Rly. Workshops
Sep/2003
44
50,000th Heat Tapped
Mar/2004
45
Certificate for OHSAS-18001 for RWF was received.
Feb/ 2005
46
Lowest rejection percentage of wheels in a particular month (3.36%)
Feb/2007
47
10,00,000th Axle forged
Mar/2008
48
75,000th Heat Tapped
May/009
49
54 nos. Cast EMU Wheelsets have been manufactured and dispatched to Southern Railway, Avadi, for trial monitoring.
Jun/2009
50
24 Nos. of LHB Wheels were cast for the first time on trial basis with micro alloyed chemical composition.
Jun/2009
51
In house oxygen plant under boot system commissioned. This is the first of its kind in Indian Railways.
Feb/2010
52
25T Axle load wheels cleared by TTCI for design validation. These wheels have been dispatched to Rayanapadu, SC Rly. For trials.
Jun/2010
53
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
54
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
55
100% E-auction of Scrap is introduced
Jun/2013
56
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
57
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
58
Retrieved of the buried ferrous scrap accumulated over a period of time.
Feb/2012
59
Heat No.1 Lakh tapped
Apr/2013
60
15,00,000th Axle forged
Dec/2014
61
RWF Re-received the RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD (Awarded in the Year-2012)
Oct/2015
62
RWF received GOLDEN PEACOCK NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD for Quality Management
Apr/2015
63
16 No of 25 Tone Axle Load Prototype Wagons Suitable for K Class CTRB Were Processed in 40 days
Jun/2015
64
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
65 RWF was re-certified for Integrated Management System encompassing ISO-9001,ISO-140001 & OSHAS-180001 May/2016
66 RWF was certified with AAR-QA 5000
Jun/2017
67 RWF has been recommended for certification of ISO-50001-2011 for Energy Management System (EnMS)
July/2017
68 RWF has been awarded "Excellent Energy Efficient Unit" by CII Sep/2017
69 RWF is certified with Five "S" Workplace Management System  Nov/2017
70 RWF acquired patent for "Improvised Pouring System"  Mar/2018
71 RWF re-certified for AAR-QA 5000 Apr/2018
72 RWF awarded with "GreenCo Certificate" during the GreenCo Summit. Jun/2018
73 RWF Admn Building awarded Platinum Rating Green Building byIGBC Nov/2018
74 RWF the best performing production unit of environment management 2018-19
75 RWF Certified with IRIS and AAR QA - 5000 2018-19
72 RWF has achieved daily out turn of 402 Wheelsets assembly June-2019
76 RWF Wheels introduced in Kolkata Metro Service April-2019
77

RWF re-certified for Integrated Management System encompassing ISO-9001-2015, ISO-140001-2015 & OSHAS-180001-2007.

21 May-2019
78

RWF has been certified with International Railway Industry Standards(IRIS)in accordance with ISO (International Standards Organisation)/TS 22163:2017; for Design, Development and Manufacturing of cast wheels, forged axles and assembled wheelsets

3rd June-2019
79

RWF was awarded as best performing Production Unit of Indian Railways on Environment Management for the year 2018-19.

6th June-2019
80

Metallurgical lab of RWF, has been accredited with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for its laboratory management system in the disciplines of chemical & mechanical testing.

21 st Nov- 2019
81 RWF designed and manufactured 90 Wheels & 45 axles for Diesel locomotive of Mozambique Railways and dispatched to DLW for further assembly and manufacture of locomotives to export to Mozambique Railway. 20th Oct- 2020
82 4 millionth wheel manufactured 21st Oct- 2020
83 For the First Time Four types of Wheels ie., Mozambique coaching, EMU, BMRCL prototype and BG coaching were cast on a single day. 21st Nov- 2020
     
 

 

 



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