Innovative Manufacturing and Extending Life of Railway Rolling StockBackground
SMH Rail is Malaysia's largest privately owned rolling stock manufacturer and service provider. Established in Year 2000 to undertake railway engineering projects. Over the years, SMH Rail has acquired and developed its own local engineering expertise and technology through strategic collaborations with its OEM partners. SMH Rail has permanent presence in various overseas locations including India, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Manufacture and remanufacture diesel and electric locomotives
Maintenance and overhaul of diesel and electric locomotives
B) Electric Trains
Manufacture new electric train sets
Maintenance and overhaul of electric train sets
Modernization of electric train sets
C) Wheel Maintenance Services
Bearing servicing and reconditioning
Wheel reprofiling and rediscing
Manufacture axles and supply of wheel sets
D) Special Projects
Obsolescence Solution & Support Centre
Leasing of rolling stock
Flash butt welding and track works
SMH Rail prides in itself in being the sole, local manufacturer of diesel electric locomotives in Malaysia. The first Malaysian made locomotive known as G10 was the product of SMH Rail. SMH Rail subsequently ventured into overseas markets and secured locomotive remanufacturing works for the national railway operators of Tanzania and Zambia. Currently, SMH Rail is one of the market leader in locomotive remanufacturing in the African region.
SMH Rail is also the service and maintenance provider of locomotives with extensive experience in the maintenance, repair and overhaul works for Malaysia's national railway operator, KTMB for over a decade. SMH Rail has invested in the modern faciity for its locomotive manufacturing plant to meet the local demand. Through its research and development, SMH Rail has developed its own bogie and underframe that are fully compliant to European crash standards. The design validation is endorsed by Prose of Switzerland.
SMH Rail's in-house research laboratory has played an instrumental role in offering solutions to customers facing difficulty in procuring obsolete parts for their faulty electronic components. Our team has the capacity to re-engineer and redesign the electrical components. Faulty and obsolete electrical components in locomotives, EMUs can be rectified and thus, prolonging the life of the assets.
In Malaysia, SMH Rail has established its name as the country's first manufacturer and assembler of metro trains under the MRT Line-1 project. Under the MRT Line-1 project, SMH Rail has delivered 58 train sets (232 cars) at its internationally certified electric train manufacturing facility located approximately 50km from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The facility is the only facility outside Europe to have been certified by Siemens. The technical experience and track record of completing MRT Line-1 project ahead of time had enabled SMH Rail to secure train modernization works for SMRT, Singapore.
In addition to the above, SMH Rail operates an AAR certified wheel shop facility offering services related to bearing servicing and reconditioning, axles manufacturing, wheel reprofiling and rediscing and gearbox overhauling. Todate, it has produced more than 100,000 wheelsets and 250,000 reconditioning bearings with zero defects.