AGREEMENT WITH TOUAX TO EXPAND WAGON FLEET
Mosolf Automotive Railway GmbH (MAR) is adding 100 special open wagons to its fleet to enable it to transport more vehicles by rail. The wagons have been leased since March 2015 and they will become the property of MAR – most probably next year. That is what the agreement signed with Touax GmbH on 4 March envisages. Touax is one of the largest leasers of goods wagons in Europe.
This means that the fleet at Mosolf Automotive Railway has grown to a figure of 450 special wagons. The double-decker wagons, each with a loading length of 31 metres, are designed to transport cars and light commercial vehicles. They are used all over the Mosolf Group’s European transport network, which only reaches its limits in countries with a different track gauge like Spain.
“We’re planning to expand our own company fleet of railway wagons to more than 500 during the next few years. This agreement brings us a step closer to meeting our strategic goal,” says Wolfgang Göbel, Managing Director of Mosolf Automotive Railway GmbH. In his words, the Mosolf Group has committed itself to using sustainable methods and protecting the environment and therefore transports goods by rail wherever this is possible and makes sense. “With our own fleet of wagons, we’re better able to manage these transport volumes and offer our customers an ideal transport chain.”
MAR itself handles the maintenance work on the wagons and the regular servicing in order to guarantee that the rail transport operations for the vehicles run smoothly. In addition, automobile manufacturers can make use of the value-added services provided within the Mosolf network. They include warehouse, technology and workshop services, handover inspections or inserting additional equipment.