PESA and Worthington
Polish Train Manufacturer Teams with Worthington to Produce H2-fuelled Shunting Locomotive
In 2022, PESA, Poland’s largest train and tram manufacturer, designed and built a hydrogen-powered shunting locomotive with the goal of supporting clean railyard operations.
Partnering with Worthington, PESA successfully put into service the emission-free locomotive, which refuels at a hydrogen refueling station located in the train depot. This first locomotive reduces carbon emissions caused by shunting operations by one thousand tons annually. With plans to produce many more H2 shunting locomotives, the impact of H2 shunting locomotives will continue to grow year over year.
PESA’s collaboration with Worthington has been vital, as both companies are pursuing strategies that yield sustainable outcomes in Poland, across Europe, and around the globe.
Worthington Industries Europe is the largest designer and manufacturer of pressure vessels in the region with over 1,600 employees working at facilities in Austria, Poland and Portugal. Worthington is the first in its industry to incorporate sustainable practices into its long-term business strategy. With the lightest composite and steel low- and high-pressure cylinders available, Worthington designs and makes solutions for technical gases, industrial gases, and alternative fuels. The Company invests strategically in production facilities that serve the sustainable mobility market with gas-storage, transport and onboard fueling systems for cars, buses, trucks and more.
Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch®, Well-X-Trol®, General®, Garden-Weasel®, Pactool International® and Hawkeye™. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 51 facilities in 15 states and seven countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 7,500 people. Founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities.