PJSC Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” (RPC UWC, Holding or Company) (MOEX: UWGN), the largest manufacturer of rail cars in Russia, and Arkhbum LLC, the large operator at the railway service market, have concluded a contract on delivery of extra lot of 25 timber platforms equipped with 25tf centrally loaded trolley for timber transportation in October this year. Thus, taking into account the concluded contract, the amount of wagons manufactured by UWC will be increased up to 280 units in the general fleet of transportation company.
The platforms type 13-6852-02 (40 ft) are designed for transportation of timber products and have increased payload capacity of 74 t and increased stowage factor of 122 m3, that allow to transport up to 10 m3 of products additionally in each wagon. The wagons is equipped with the trolley type 18-9855 with the axle load of 25 tf, that allow to save essentially the costs for maintenance of rolling stock during the full life time (40 years). The between-repairs run of the wagon manufactured by UWC is increased to 1 million km (or 8 years), while the standard analog model is sent to the first repair on a mileage of 210 thousand km (or after 3 years) and 110 - 160 thousand km (or after 3 years) in subsequent repairs.
The UWC platforms is represented by 1-T dimension, an optimal volume of loading space without formation of the freight “heap” is ensured due to posts of increased height. In addition, the model is equipped with constant section side posts, which considerably reduce unused dimensional volume of the rail car when transporting packaged freight and prevent damage to the freight during loading-unloading operations.
The end walls of the platform are a smooth continuous sheet with external stiffeners in the form of horizontal beams, which ensures the safety of the freight. The holes in the end walls speed up the inspection procedure at customs control points. The design of the flooring prevents the accumulation of moisture due to drainage holes, provides ease of cleaning and prevents the ingress of freight into the rail space.
Vasiliy Knyrevich, CEO of Arkhbum LLC, has noted: “Our company solves any transportation problems. A huge part of our work depends on the clarity of actions, on an integrated approach to logistics operations, in particular the quality and competitiveness of the transported products. The cooperation with UWC has been developing for several years. We are completely satisfied with the results of Tikhvin wagons operation in our park that is why it was decided to buy an extra lot of platforms for timber transportation. Our business is actively growing, and we are ready to work only with effective solutions and technologies. ”
Arkhbum JSC is one of the largest operators on the market of railway services.
Transport and logistics hub owns a fleet of cars (2,364 pcs), diesel locomotives (8 pcs) and repair and maintenance service.
Research and Production Corporation United Wagon Company PJSC (RPC UWC, or Company) (MOEX: UWGN) is a largest manufacturer of freight cars in Russia. The Company was created in 2012, and today it’s an integrated railway holding specializing in production, transport services, operating lease, engineering and service maintenance of brand-new freight cars. The holding comprises the following enterprises: Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant JSC, TikhvinHimMash JSC, TikhvinSpetsMash JSC, NPC Springs LLC, transport company UNICON 1520, lease companies under brand name RAIL1520 and car-repair enterprise Tikhvin Assembly Factory Titran-Express JSC. Research and development work of the holding is carried out by The All-Union Research and Development Center for Transport Technology. Service work of RPC UWC is represented by a wide net of training and service centers based on car repair shops on the track gauge 1520. RPC UWC designs and manufactures freight cars in accordance with international standards: GOST, AAR, UIC. The Company has a Q2 supplier quality status for the largest European railway operator Deutsche Bahn.
The following Russian and foreign companies use brand-new freight cars manufactured by RPC UWC: SUEK JSC, UGMK, Kuzbass Fuel Company, GTLK, Gazpromtrans, PhosAgro, EuroChem Mineral & Chemical Company, Eurosib SPb – Transport Systems, Uralchem, Acron, Uralkali, Ilim Group, Logistics 1520, First Heavy Haul Company, Rusagrotrans, United Grain Company, Khimprom, Metafrax, United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot, Bashkir Soda Company, KuibyshevAzot, Oil and Gas Company SLAVNEFT, GATX, Kronospan, Rhenus Logistics, TransContainer, TEXOL Group, VTG and others.Major shareholder of RPC UWC is a Public Joint-Stock Company "Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation" (MOEX: OFCB) with 24.3% interest (through controlled non-state pension funds).