The Railpool Group will acquire the Duisburg-based workshop KTG GmbH, located at the world’s largest inland port in Duisburg.
Through this acquisition, Railpool is further expanding its own workshop network which now is formed by a total of three of its own workshops at the most important cargo hubs in Germany. All the three workshops will remain accessible to all customers and locomotives for preventive and corrective services.
“We believe that our own specialist knowledge as well as comprehensive practical expertise on the vehicle are essential for sustained top service quality. We ultimately pass this knowledge on to our partners so that we can also offer our customers the broadest possible service portfolio in their vicinity at partner locations throughout Europe. With the expansion to our third own workshop, we are taking this basic entrepreneurial value into account,” Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool said.
Company’s workshop in Duisburg was opened in 2011 and since then has been actively used by many private railway companies. Through intensive cooperation with the clients, in 2011 the idea developed of an in-house service base in the middle of the goods traffic volume.
“The inclusion of KTG GmbH in the Railpool Group not only marks the strategic expansion with a workshop location at the logistics hub in Duisburg: we also get to integrate more than 10 years of experience, embodied by a qualified and dedicated team, which we warmly welcome,” Ingo Wurzer, CFO at Railpool said.
To satisfy customers’ requirements, for short downtimes and fastest availability of their locomotives, the KTG team developed a maintenance concept under the premise “the workshop comes to the customer”.
KTG GmbH provides a range of services and corrective and preventive maintenance. It also offers support in handing over of electric locomotives and diesel vehicles, is drawing up an individual maintenance plan for the client and can provide replacement vehicles for longer-term repairs. The company’s services are offered including for the electric locomotives manufactured by Alstom and Siemens Mobility, as well as for the diesel locomotives of Vossloh and is also deliver its services for special vehicles.
“My staff and I are looking forward to a successful and even more intensive collaboration with our colleagues at Railpool. An almost fully equipped workshop, parking facilities for locomotives and highly motivated service technicians offer our customers a wide range of maintenance options in the heart of the Ruhr region,” said Carsten Janneck, who founded the KTG GmbH in 2008.