Rolling stock Manufacturing and Servicing company, TMH Africa has once again achieved another highly sought-after rail industry certification with the EN 15085-2 Certification Level CL1.
The certification demonstrates TMH Africa’s competence in the control of welding quality in the production of railway vehicles and components in accordance with European standards outlined as the EN 15085 standard.
This achievement for TMH Africa who is the latest entrant into South Africa’s rail sector comes six months after they were awarded another significant industry certification the ISO 3834-2: Comprehensive quality requirements for fusion welding certification, awarded by the Southern African’s Institute of Welding.
“This certification demonstrates our passion for what we do and our ability to supply local and international clients with high quality welded components for railway vehicles,” says TMH Africa CEO, Jerome Boyet.
He says the company is committed to leveraging the skills set that already exist in South Africa.
“Our South African team has skilled and talented welders, we believe this makes us competitive as a company and the certifications are a testament of that. It is also an encouragement to continue our training activities on new recruits” he notes.
TMH Africa is a subsidiary of the TMH Group, the largest rail services company in Europe (with 15000 locomotives under daily maintenance), and the 4th largest rolling stock manufacturer globally. It boasts a 64 000 sqm facility based in Boksburg Johannesburg, with a rich history and legacy of manufacturing, servicing, and refurbishing rolling stock for over 100 years.
TMH Africa has over 200 employees and it is the center of excellence for the narrow-gauge products within the TMH Group.
“Our product and services need to be aligned with international standards so we can deliver national or continental projects alike and support South Africa to increase export revenues and affirm its position as the rail manufacturing hub for the continent. The success of the Africa Free Trade Area agreement is dependent on a rail system that is efficient, reliable, and cost effective for both freight and passenger movement. Together with all stakeholders in the sector we believe this is achievable and we will support all initiatives aimed at delivering on the dream of an Africa that is interconnected by rail,” he concludes.