The company

Tradition, innovation, future

Tradition

The Bochumer Verein Verkehrstechnik (BVV) has been one of the leading manufacturers of wheels and wheelsets since the beginning of the rail age. Founded in 1842 as a Mühle & Kühne cast steel factory, the traditional company was a pioneer in steel processing and the beacon of the young railway industry. At the 1855 World Fair in Paris, Jacob Mayer was rightly honoured with the gold medal for his revolutionary steel mould casting process. This innovative tradition shapes BVV right up to the present day.

Innovation

Even today, top products from Bochum, Ilsenburg and Erbisdorf define the state of the art in wheels and wheelsets on all continents. For example, the new resilient hybrid lightweight wheels for modern local public transport and the stress-balanced high-speed wheel for low-noise passenger transport are rightly regarded as milestones of project work that guarantees our customers decisive competitive advantages.

Future

Through the cooperation with Full Hill Enterprises BVV realigned itself in 2017. With the new shareholder, one of the major railway systems providers in China, we will continue to expand leading market position in the high-speed, locomotives and local public transport and drive forward the development with new concepts and materials.

BVV has been a strong and reliable partner to the railway industry for 175 years. And will remain so into the future. To the benefit of our customers. Globally.