Transfesa Logistics has put into international traffic the first 18 of 100 new automotive wagons manufactured by Greenbrier in Poland.
The 31-metre-long wagons are equipped with an innovative system that allows the upper deck to be placed in any desired position, thus adapting to the specific measurements of each manufacturer’s car. In this way, customised operations can be performed at the loading and unloading points with great flexibility.
When designed, all aspects related to the protection of automobiles have been taken into account, including side screens and rubber edging trim in order to reinforce the safety of each vehicle and avoid possible damages.
Given the growing demand for electric cars and vehicles of greater dimensions and weight, the company has created a unique model in the market, due to its technical characteristics, to carry out transport with the maximum guarantees of safety and flexibility.
The new automotive wagons are able to run on both 1668-mm Iberian gauge and the standard gauge railway networks. They have been specially designed to respond to the new logistics needs of customers in the automotive segment.
According to Luis Herrero Bernal, KAM of Asset Management and Project Manager at Transfesa Logistics, “This is one of the company’s largest investments in state-of-the-art rolling stock and responds to the firm commitment of the company to provide each client with the most innovative solutions on the market,” Luis Herrero Bernal, KAM of Asset Management at Transfesa Logistics said.
The company says that the wagons are unique in the market due to their characteristics, since they are specially designed to respond to new trends in the automotive market, where the production of large and heavy vehicles, as well as electric cars, prevails.
In February 2020, Transfesa Logistics and Volkswagen Group Logistics expanded their contract for
car transport services by rail from four points in Europe to Ciempozuelos (Madrid) and Tarragona. The company will be responsible, until 2022, for international vehicle traffic operations originating in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, and Mosel in Germany, and Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.