United Wagon Company, LLC announced a transformation into CJSC (RPC UWC)

United Wagon Company, LLC has been transformed into Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company”, CJSC (RPC UWC). In the two years after establishment the company became one of the leaders in the national innovative car building. Transformation into research and production corporation is caused by extending and development of new business areas of RPC UWC’s Group of Companies. Today RPC UWC is a vertical-integrated holding, combining production, operative leasing, transportation services, engineering and maintenance of innovative freight railcars with advanced technical and economical characteristics. Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant (TVSZ) is a production center of the holding. The enterprise’s capacity is up to 15,000 freight railcars and 30,000 car-sets. The RPC UWC’s production sector includes NPC “Springs” with capacity of 30,000 railway springs. Launching of new tank-car manufacturing enterprise with capacity up to 3,000 cars per year is planned in 2015 in the territory of Tikhvin industrial site. In 2014 the holding jointly with plant-partners plans to manufacture up to 15,000 freight railcars including cars with increased axle load of 25 tf. From 2015 until the end of 2020 an annual growth of the innovative fleet is expected to be up to 50,000 cars. The railway holding includes RAIL1520, specialized in operating leasing and operating leaseback of freight rolling stock. The RAIL1520’s lease portfolio value exceeds 20 billion rubles. RPC UWC has established the transportation company Vostok1520 to implement transportation technologies of innovative cars. The company intends to become one of the active partners in the project on heavy-haul traffic technologies development. Activity of RPC UWC’s R&D and design complex – engineering “Centre for Transportation Technologies” and science and engineering research consultative council provides development and launching of new profitable car models. In order to keep competitive position the RPC UWC’s Group of Companies intends to modernize the product line regularly. For the service maintenance of cars equipped with Barber bogies the network of 30 service centers was established based on car-repair depots in Russia and Kazakhstan, the geography of the centers will be extended in the whole CIS territory. For the purpose of development and production of innovative components, joint ventures were formed with the leading global manufacturers such as Tatravagonka (Slovakia), Amsted Rail, Timken и Wabtec (USA). The fleet of Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” comprises more than 14 000 different type cars. Among the Company’s clients are SUEK, SIBUR-Trans, NefteTransService, ZapSibTransService, PhosAgro-Trans, FFC Nizhegorodsky Express, Evrosib SPb-TS, Uralchemtrans, RWD Services, Acron, Urlakali, Sodrugestvo Group and Fintrans GL (Ilim group). The Company plans to increase rolling stock fleet up to 60 000 cars. “The transformation happened is a logical step for us. We are creating modern railway corporation, aimed to improve the scientific and technical level of the industry” – said Roman Savushkin, CEO at RPC UWC.