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ŽOS Trnava reports that 80% of its revenues came from abroad and from the private sector last year, with Slovakian state companies ŽSR, ZSSK and ZSSK Cargo accounting for 17·4% of income. ‘Focus on the western European market and services for these customers pays off. It helps us increase the added value of our work’, said General Manager Miloš Kyselica ‘Also, strategic co-operation with Škoda Transportation allows us to grow professionally, maintain a qualified workforce and further increase know-how. As a result, we have room to invest in technical equipment and we are able to keep pace with western European competition.’

QuEST Global has signed a multi-year deal to provided engineering support for Alstom’s rolling stock, signalling and services activities.

The supervisory boards of Knorr-Bremse is to propose the appointment of Dr Sigrid Nikutta as a member of the supervisory board at the AGM on May 24, succeeding Dr Thomas Enders who is stepping down. Nikutta is DB management board member responsible for freight and CEO of DB Cargo, and was previously Chief Executive of Berlin city transport operator BVG.

Eurofima reports that 93% of the passenger rolling stock it is currently financing is electric, compared to 73% five years ago.

Lorie Tekorius has been elected to The Greenbrier Companies board following her promotion to CEO on March 1, increasing the board to 11 members. She is expected to be nominated for a three-year term to the board for election at the AGM in January 2023.

FreightCar America has promoted Michael Riordan to Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Terence Rogers, who is leaving the company. Riordan joined FreightCar America in November 2020 and has more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting, and operations.

Deutsche Bahn has launched a job advice scheme and career portal tailored for refugees from Ukraine, providing information on railway-specific professions and job placements.