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Lucchini South Africa

Lucchini South Africa, subsidiary of Italian manufacturer of forged railways products, Lucchini RS, was established in 2016. Significantly, Lucchini RS was the first international manufacturer of forged wheels to localise part of the wheel manufacturing in South Africa. Forged wheels are sent from Italy to a well-equipped machining facility in Germiston, Gauteng, where the equipment and processes utilised are the same as those used across the Lucchini RS Group, maintaining high quality standards.


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