Innotrans 2014
23rd–26th September
in Berlin,
EWA - DIHAG are there,
visit us.

Eisenwerk Arnstadt GmbH emerged from a special works operated by Deutsche Bahn. The history of the company dates back to 1921, when it was established.

As a result of its decades of experience in developing cast iron brake blocks and shoes and by making careful investments in recent years, the company was able to establish itself as a market leader throughout Europe.

EWA guarantees a specialized manufacturing of brake blocks in compliance with safety instructions and quality requirements of the respective railway managements. The works is

  • Qualified supplier (HPQ) to German Railways (DB AG),
  • AQF supplier to French National Railways (SNCF),
  • Supplier to Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
  • as well as supplier to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

In addition to those, EWA also supplies prominent private railways, private car leasing companies and wagon manufacturers in Europe. Besides these licenses and certificates, the company's quality management system has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Production is carried out using state-of-the-art systems which reflect the latest state of technology and fulfill environmental protection requirements. An automatic molding line with box size 800 x 650 x 200/250 mm, a fully automatic cupola line, a continuous fettling machine and automatic grinding machines are available for production.

Our convenient location at the heart of Europe, the short production times as well as the entire line of brake blocks mean competitiveness, long-term cost benefits, speed and a quality edge for our customers, high-quality casting from Arnstadt is the basis for a trusting partnership with our customers.