VTG to launch a new digital platform

VTG unveiled its new brand ‘traigo’, offering customers a range of functions for a digital fleet management. With the launch of the platform, customers will be able to access contract data and retrieve information about the wagons they have hired in real time. In future, there will be a digital correspondent for the complete analog service portfolio of today, including the online booking of wagons and a fully digital maintenance management.

The platform will be launched in the second quarter of 2020, but the customers have the opportunity for a sneak preview to test the platform and all currently available functions with their own data free of charge.

“With traigo, we are creating a digital infrastructure for rail freight transportation and, on this basis, offering a service that is unique in the industry. traigo represents a systematic continuation of the digitalisation path that we have been pursuing for several years. We are convinced that rail freight transport can only be a competitive option in the long term if we exploit the potential of digitalisation to make the entire rail system more transparent, more efficient and easier for the customer,” Heiko Fischer, Chairman of the Executive Board of VTG AG, said.

The name ‘triago’ doesn’t only mean ‘train’ and ‘go’ but is also coming from Spanish ‘I carry’ meaning, which “is precisely what we want people to associate with the new platform. It brings a whole range of useful services with it, as well as, of course, the experience we have amassed,” explains Niko Davids, VTG AG’s Chief Digital Officer.

The new service is part of VTG Connect programme, launched in 2016, under which the company begun to digitalise the rail freight transport. The data service includes several functions, such as wagon tracking, information on transport incidents and load statuses, which will also be available via the traigo platform in the future.

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