LBX SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lucchini RS Group, started its activities for Lucchini RS Group in July 2014. LBX specializes in the machining of solid wheels, axles and in the assembly of complete wheelsets for freight, heavy rail, mass transit and light rail. It also manufactures forged pieces for industrial equipment: wheels for cranes, overhead cranes, locks, etc.
LBX is ideally located in Seraing, close to Liege in Belgium, and follows the markets of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and France, where it makes available the full range of know-how, products and service of the Lucchini RS group.
The plant, whose surface is 10.000 m2 of which 7.500 m2 are covered, is equipped with two machining lines for wheel, tyre, axle and crane wheel (galet) production, and one line dedicated to axle grinding and finishing. Equipment includes NDT facilities for wheels and axles. Besides, LBX is a maintenance shop for any type of wheelsets (with components such as axle boxes, bearings or brake discs) and resilient wheels overhaul.
Through technical and logistical support provided by Lucchini RS, LBX has a complete control over the supply chain of the safety-critical components that make up a wheelset: wheel, axle and wheelset from the manufacture of the steel to the delivery of the finished product to a customer’s depot.
With trained workers and advanced systems, LBX is currently also expanding its product and qualification portfolio to cover the needs of railway networks, builders, regional operators and freight wagon car and locomotive keepers.