PKP Cargo and Greenbrier start joint production of freight wagons

PKP CargoThe PKP Cargo Group and the American Greenbrier start joint production of freight wagons. PKP Cargo will introduce modern tailor-made wagons to its rolling stock. PKP Cargo will invest nearly PLN 11.5 million (EUR 2.75 million) in the start-up of the production line. The production will employ about 150 people from PKP Cargo and the labour market and will begin in the first quarter of 2016. The company plans to manufacture up to 500 wagons per year.
PKP Cargo and Greenbrier Europe Wagony Świdnica signed a letter of intent on the production of wagons on 1 July. PKP Cargo will invest nearly PLN 11.5 million (EUR 2.75 million) in the start-up of the production line and after that will introduce modern tailor-made wagons to its rolling stock. The production will employ about 150 people from PKP Cargo and the labour market and will begin in the first quarter of 2016. The company plans to manufacture up to 500 wagons per year.
As part of this cooperation, Greenbrier will provide the necessary documentation, technology, quality control standards and production line equipment. PKP Cargotabor, the company in the PKP Cargo Group, will provide qualified production and administrative staff and workshop facilities.
The decision to start the production of rolling stock was preceded by detailed analyses of cost-effectiveness of the project. PKP Cargo for several months sought an experienced partner for cooperation to enable optimal use of company’s resources. The adopted solution will significantly reduce the costs of acquiring new rolling stock by PKP Cargo , as compared to buying ready-made wagons from external manufacturers, and will guarantee employment and development of PKP Cargotabor employees.

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