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Railway supply industry news round-up

21 Jul 2017

Russia’s United Wagon Co produced 4 600 wagons in Q2 2017, up 22% on the same period last year. The company now offers 45 types of wagon.

Property, residential, construction and services group Kier has completed the acquisition of UK infrastructure services company McNicholas. ‘It is a highly complementary addition to our utility services business and enhances our presence in the power, rail and telecoms markets, with its long-standing client relationships’, said Kier CEO Haydn Mursell. 

Touax has agreed to sell its European modular building division to funds managed by TDR Capital, as part of its strategy to focus on wagon, barge and container leasing.

On July 11 Siemens opened a digitalisation hub in Singapore where it plans to develop Internet of Things technologies for the transport, energy and infrastructure markets in Southeast Asia.

Former President of Siemens Transportation Systems and Chairman of Vossloh AG Hans Martin Schabert has joined Transmashholding. He will have responsibility for developing the Russian group’s export strategy, increasing the proportion of export sales, accessing new markets and diversifying sales in markets which traditionally purchase Russian rolling stock.

Kazakh railway infrastructure contractor Zhol Zhondeushi has changed its name to Integra Construction KZ.

PowerRail has formed PowerSeal Solutions which aims to prevent locomotive leaks.

Kamkor Wagon is developing a wheelset and coupler repair facility at Karaganda in Kazakhstan.