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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-17T05:00:00Z

    Sinara Transport Machines has acquired a 49% stake in the Vagonmash joint venture of Kirov Works and Škoda Transportation, which manufactures NeVa trainsets for the St Petersburg metro. Alstom booked €1·7bn of orders in its Q1 from April 1 ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies received orders for 700 wagons worth $50m in Q2 to February 28 2017.
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    Greenbrier GIMSA Joint Venture agreement amended

    2020-05-19T07:33:00Z

    MEXICO: As part of its response to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, The Greenbrier Companies has amended its 50:50 joint venture agreement with Grupo Industrial Monclova, the manufacturing partner at the Greenbrier GIMSA wagon plant in Monclova, Mexico. Both partners will receive additional revenue and ...

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    Greenbrier suspends wagon manufacturing at Gunderson site

    2020-04-16T13:44:00Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies has suspended wagon manufacturing at its Gunderson site in Portland, Oregon, owing to the economic impacts of Covid-19. The announcement on April 16 came a week after Greenbrier Gunderson ended production on its double-stack intermodal line, which has run nearly continuously for ...

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    Two goals for Greenbrier in the Covid-19 crisis

    2020-04-09T11:26:00Z

    GREENBRIER: Wagon manufacturer The Greenbrier Companies has two primary goals during the coronavirus pandemic, Chairman CEO William A Furman said when presenting its Q2 results on April 7. These are ‘protecting the safety and health of employees and preserving the economic well-being of our enterprise ...

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    Tsunami Gate wagon to make a splash at Railway Interchange

    2019-09-11T13:00:00Z

    USA: A patent-pending Tsunami Gate door system that allows shippers to customise grain discharge speeds is at the heart of the latest design of covered hopper wagon to be developed by The Greenbrier Companies. The 147 m 3 capacity wagon can be emptied in 30 ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies Inc has agreed to acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries from ITE Management.
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    Greenbrier to acquire American Railcar Industries in $400m deal

    2019-04-18T15:04:04Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies Inc has agreed to acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries from ITE Management in a deal worth $400m. The transaction announced on April 18 is expected to close this year, subject to customary regulatory approvals. The gross purchase price is $430m, including $30m for ...

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    Greenbrier announces 'solid results'

    2018-11-06T08:00:00Z

    GREENBRIER: Wagon manufacturer The Greenbrier Companies has announced net earnings of $151·8m on revenue of $2·5bn for the year to August 31 2018, with adjusted net earnings of $133·9m and adjusted EBITDA of $318·2m, or 12·6% of revenue. A total of 20 900 wagon units were delivered, and orders received ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies and Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to invest in the Saudi rail freight market and potentially the wider Gulf Co-operation Council region.
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    Saudi Railway Co and Greenbrier announce joint venture

    2018-10-29T11:03:44Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Greenbrier Companies and Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to invest in the Saudi rail freight market and potentially the wider Gulf Co-operation Council region. The agreement is subject to the completion of final due diligence by the parties and ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies and Watco have agreed to end their GBW Railcar Services joint venture.
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    GBW Railcar Services joint venture ends

    2018-08-21T12:38:11Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies and Watco have agreed to end their GBW Railcar Services joint venture, which was established in July 2014 to bring together the two companies’ workshops to form a national wagon maintenance network. The assets and employees of 12 workshops will return to Greenbrier, with 14 workshops ...

  • Greenbrier-AstraRail has agreed to acquire a 68% stake in Turkish wagon manufacturer Rayvag Vagon Sanayi ve Ticaret.
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    Greenbrier invests in Turkish wagon manufacturer

    2018-08-09T10:33:44Z

    TURKEY: The Greenbrier Companies’ European business Greenbrier-AstraRail has agreed to acquire a 68% stake in Adana-based wagon, bogie and component manufacturing and maintenance company Rayvag Vagon Sanayi ve Ticaret. Rayvag was founded in 2007 by Asim Suzen, who will retain a 32% equity interest and continue as Managing Director. ...

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    Wagons delivered from Poland to Saudi Arabia

    2018-06-28T09:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Abnormal load logistics specialist ALS has completed a 20-month project to deliver a total of 1 185 wagons of three types from The Greenbrier Companies’ Wagon Świdnica factory in Poland to Saudi Railway Co. The wagons are 14·35 m long, 3 200 mm wide and 4 500 mm ...

  • The combination of the European activities of The Greenbrier Companies and Astra Holding was completed on June 1.
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    ‘Transformational’ deal creates Europe’s largest wagon manufacturer

    2017-06-02T12:52:45Z

    EUROPE: The 'transformational' deal to combine the European activities of The Greenbrier Companies and Astra Holding to create what the firms describe as Europe's largest wagon manufacturing and repair business was completed on June 1. According to Greenbrier-Astra Rail supervisory board Chairman and head of commercial operations Thomas Manns, the ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail Management have obtained regulatory approvals for a merger of their European activities.
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    Merger of Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail approved

    2017-05-18T14:45:47Z

    EUROPE: The Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail Management announced on May 18 that they had obtained the regulatory approvals needed to complete a merger of their European activities to create the ‘largest end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar business’. Plans for the merger had been announced on October 13, and the transaction ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies has increased its directly owned stake in wagon manufacturer Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos E Serviços Ferroviários.
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    Greenbrier invests in Brazil as European deal nears completion

    2017-05-03T11:03:42Z

    BRAZIL: The Greenbrier Companies completed investments to increase its directly owned stake in wagon manufacturer Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos E Serviços Ferroviários (Greenbrier-Maxion) from 19∙5% to 60% on April 28, and has also increased its stake in castings and components supplier Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro from 19∙5% to 24∙5%. The investment in Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro ...

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    Greenbrier and Sumitomo launch GBSummit axles business

    2017-05-02T12:14:00Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies and Sumitomo Corp have opened a jointly-owned axle machining plant in California. GBSummit is adjacent to an established Greenbrier Rail Services wagon wheelset maintenance facility at San Bernardino. GBSummit uses advanced automation for axle machining, and offers comprehensive axle services including inspection and cleaning, finishing ...

  • A multi-year wagon supply and management agreement worth more than $1bn was announced by The Greenbrier Companies and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co on April 5
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    $1bn wagon agreement signed

    2017-04-05T14:41:22Z

    USA: A multi-year wagon supply and management agreement worth more than $1bn was announced by The Greenbrier Companies and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co on April 5 MUL President & CEO Tadashi Shiraishi said the leasing company had set an ‘ambitious’ target to grow its market share to become ...

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    Greenbrier aims to grow in South America

    2017-03-02T14:15:11Z

    BRAZIL: 'We are expanding our investments in Brazil to reach customers who need high-quality transportation equipment and in pursuit of continued growth and further diversification of Greenbrier's global business into new markets', said The Greenbrier Companies Chairman & CEO William A Furman on March 2. This followed Greenbrier’s announcement that ...

  • Astra has facilities in Arad, Severin and Caracal in Romania and undertakes design work in Slovakia. Greenbrier has three manufacturing and repair facilities in Poland.
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    Greenbrier and Astra to form European wagon joint venture

    2016-10-13T12:38:00Z

    EUROPE: The Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail have announced plans to merge their European activities to form a company which would offer wagon manufacturing and repair services for customers in Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. Subject to EU regulatory approval of the deal, Greenbrier would have a 75% stake ...

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    Greenbrier invests in Brazilian component manufacturer

    2016-05-24T10:49:00Z

    BRAZIL: The Greenbrier Companies announced on May 24 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire a 19·5% stake in Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro for US$10m. Currently owned 50:50 by Amsted Rail Co and Iochpe-Maxion, Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro produces castings and components for railway wagons as well as heavy equipment used ...

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    Saudi Railway Co orders 1 200 Greenbrier wagons

    2015-10-07T11:07:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Greenbrier Companies announced its entry into the Middle East wagon market on October 7, with a contract to supply approximately 1 200 tank wagons of three types to Saudi Railway Co. The wagons will be used to carry molten sulphur and phosphoric acid on the North–South Railway ...