The key milestones in the history of CG Rail GmbH at a glance –
from the founding of the company to today.
The key milestones in the history of CG Rail GmbH at a glance – from the founding of the company to today.
Timeline of important events
High speed and quality in the development and achievement of innovative lightweight solutions define our history and represent our aim in every project.
CG Rail continues to master new technological and industry challenges competently and flexibly, thanks to the know-how of our young, innovative team with expertise in lightweight system engineering, design, rail vehicle technology, aviation and aerospace technology, information technology, and joining technology and through its collaboration with other renowned players in the field of lightweight engineering from the greater Dresden area.
Zhigang Wang, Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, visits CG Rail in Dresden
The world’s first train with a carbon-fiber-intensive, lightweight system design is presented by CRRC at InnoTrans, the world’s leading rail technology trade fair in Berlin
Xuehua Tian, President of CRRC Qingdao Sifang since 2019, visits CG Rail
Yongcai Sun, CEO of CRRC, at CG Rail
Assembly of the first lightweight car body in multi-material design
CG Rail welcomes Shi Mingde, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Germany
Successful completion of cyclic tests in accordance with EN 13749 for a CRP bogie frame
Pultrusion system put into operation
Successful completion of testing for the lightweight bogie frame under static loads at IMA Dresden
Guohua Xi, former CEO of the CRRC Group, visits CG Rail
The first prototype of the lightweight bogie frame in an innovative CFRP differential design is completed
First underfloor cladding prototypes
Installation of assembly fixtures and the first machines in the Rail Innovation Center
Production of the first prototype components begins at suppliers
The first CFRP component of the lightweight front cab (CETROVO) is completed
Prof. Wan Gang visits CG Rail GmbH in his role as Chinese Minister of Science and Technology
Workshop with leading engineers of CRRC at CG Rail in Dresden
Employee recruitment begins
CRRC and CG Rail sign a contract to develop a novel metro train in a carbon-fiber-intensive lightweight design
CG Rail GmbH is founded