French freight rail company VFLI, a subsidiary of SNCF Group in the SNCF Logistics branch ordered twelve units of the EURO 4000 locomotives, produced by Vossloh España. The new contracts have a value of more than EUR 40 million.
Two of them will be ordered directly at Vossloh España and six locomotives will be provided by Beacon Rail Leasing, the pan-European leasing company. Also the French operator Europorte will put four more locomotives into operation. “The total fleet in France will rise to 40 locomotives and underlines our long-lasting partnership with our customers,” says Inigo Parra, CEO Vossloh España.
The EURO 4000, entirely designed and manufactured by Vossloh España in Albuixech (Valencia), has been favored again since its power and versatility.
Equipped with an EMD (Electro-Motive Diesel) engine, the locomotive can handle longer and heavier freight and passenger trains at a faster speed than its competitors. These characteristics substantially increase rail operator’s efficiency and allow clients of Vossloh to be more competitive in their operation.