We congratulate our partner, Zwiehoff GmbH - road/rail vehicles, on the first place at the Industry award 2013 with the electrically driven road/rail shunters ROTRAC E2 and E4 in the category of drive and fluid technology.

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Industry award 2013 for ROTRAC E2 and E4

Cooperative project of Zwiehoff, Linde Material Handling and Proplan wins first place with ROTRAC E2 / E4 in the category of drive and fluid technology

Rosenheim, 8 April 2013 – The electrically driven road/rail shunters ROTRAC E2 and E4 from G. Zwiehoff GmbH won the Industry award 2013 in the category of drive and fluid technology. The environmentally friendly ROTRAC shunters and their technology convinced the judges with respect to all requirements: high technical, economical, ecological and social value.

Stephan Zwiehoff, Zwiehoff‘s Product Manager for ROTRAC, is particularly happy, after having won third place at the ÖkoGlobe 2012 competition, to receive another award for the ROTRACs. This first place at the Industry award 2013 confirms Zwiehoff’s strategy to develop ecological and visionary products, beside their already existing product range.

ROTRAC E2 with a shunting capacity of 250 t has already established itself on the market as an innovative and reliable alternative to conventional shunting units and is currently delivered worldwide. These compact and efficient shunting units are used by Deutsche Bahn AG, Siemens Mobility and by railway operators in Malaysia, Brazil, Australia and Kazakhstan.

This year’s Industry award is granted to the products ROTRAC E2 and E4, which result from the collaborative venture of Linde Material Handling GmbH and G. Zwiehoff GmbH and are built by Linde subsidiary Proplan Transport- und Lagersysteme GmbH. This development partnership has been continuously improved so that in the next few weeks, ROTRAC E2’s „big brother”, namely ROTRAC E4, will be supplied to customers.

ROTRAC E4 is based on the same technology, however, it has a higher tractive capacity of up to 500 t and it can optionally be equipped with a separate railway wagon brake system. The innovative ES steering mode (the so-called electronic rigid axle steering) and the thoroughly tried and tested electric drive from Linde’s mass production make ROTRAC a reliable and energy efficient partner in the everyday’s shunting operation.

Since 2006 already, Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH yearly awards the so-called Industriepreis to the best and most forward looking industrial enterprises from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Independent of their size, companies can compete in a total of14 categories for this popular prize, which due to its jury composed by a large number of top-class specialists enjoys a high reputation. The winners of each category will be honoured on the occasion of Hanover Industry Fair 2013.

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