Odlewnia Żeliwa Bydgoszcz Sp. z o.o.is a company with long-term tradition and experience. Our first castings date back to the beginning of the past century, i.e. 1901.
Initially, we were specialised in casting railway engine components. Following a thorough modernisation of the plant, in 1975, the foundry was converted into a brake shoe insert manufacturing plant. Since that time, we have become experts in this area. We have implemented an innovative solution, that is, using brake inserts with expansion gaps. We are satisfied to say that nowadays it is the only technology used in Poland.
In 2000, as pioneers among the manufacturers of inserts, we were awarded an ISO quality certificate and the official certification from French (SNCF) and Belgian (SNCB) Railways, followed by certification from Russian Railways (RZhD) in 2008.
In 2002, we joined the group of eleven companies forming part of the German DIHAG Holding of Essen. Thus, the company gained access to state-of-the-art technical solutions and the assistance of high-skilled engineering staff. The high quality of our castings is confirmed by the permanent commissioning certificate issued by the Main Railway Office (now Office for Railway Transport).
We are proud that the number of our customers in many countries is still increasing. Our products are mounted on trains travelling on many international routes. We have already reached France, Belgium, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Slovakia and even the distant and exotic parts of Cameroon and Congo.