Suspension is a critical part for any vehicle and it is no different in the case of rolling stock, be it passenger coaches or freight wagons.

There are primarily three to four types of suspension used in rolling stock worldwide.


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The most common dampers are Primary and secondary dampers – maintenance-free twin-tube dampers in modular design and come in multiple sizes.

Electrically shiftable yaw dampers are primarily aimed at semi and high-speed applications which have an added advantage on winding rail tracks.



Increase in passenger train speeds, better NVH and improved ride comfort are growth drivers of Rolling stock suspension market.

The India rail market is now open for privatization and almost all rolling stock suppliers are looking at the country as next big opportunity.

Passenger coaches in Indian Railways have adopted lightweight bogies with axle loads of up to 17 metric tonnes. Suburban trains use bogies of higher axle load capacities of 20.3 metric tonnes and operate at relatively slower speeds of 110km/h.

The older bogies have traditionally used axle box guidance systems helical coil/conical springs in primary suspension and high capacity air springs in secondary suspension. Of late, new bogies have bolster-less connection and fully suspended three‑phase IGBT-controlled traction motors with low un-sprung mass.



The global rolling stock suspension market is estimated at $XXM growing at –% CAGR till 2025.




Germany based ZF has a diverse rail suspension products portfolio ranging from vertical and horizontal dampers to yaw dampers for a variety of applications.

Contitech a subsidiary of Germany based #4 biggest auto supplier, Continental AG. The company has been supplying air spring systems to many rolling stock manufacturers for many years now.It has long term supply agreements with Bombardier, Alstom, CAF.

To further strengthen its position in the market, Contitech announced its acquisition of Sydney-based rubber and steel moulded composite air spring maker Vulcanite in 2017.



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1Market Segmentation
2Scope of the report
4Research Methodology
5Executive Summary
7Insights from Industry stakeholders
8Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10Technology trends in the Industry
11Consumer trends in the industry
12Recent Production Milestones
13Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14COVID-19 impact on overall market
15COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2020-2025
18Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2020-2025
19Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2020-2025
20Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2020-2025
21Product installation rate by OEM, 2020
22Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23Competition from substitute products
24Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25New product development in past 12 months
26M&A in past 12 months
27Growth strategy of leading players
28Market share of vendors, 2020
29Company Profiles
30Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers


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