CAF, funded in 1917, is one of the international market leaders in the design, manufacture, maintenance and supply of equipments and components for railway systems. It is the only rolling stock company in the world which is a specialised manufacturer of wheels, axles, gearboxes and couplers. These components are not only assembled in CAF’s own vehicles but also as separate items which are sold to a large number of rail companies across the world. CAF activities in the ForZDM project are focused on the production process of axles including its new and multi-stage manufacturing line. As one of the project end-users, CAF is in charge of providing technical specifications for the ZDM system investigations and contributing to the industrialization of the proposed solutions. CAF website.