Rīgas Vagonbūves Uzņēmums “Baltija” (RVU Baltia) in collaboration with Latvian Railways (LDZ) subsidiary LDZ RollingStock Service (RSS) presented the first post-independence Latvian designed and manufactured railway freight wagon.
“Our company’s production capacity allows a production of more than 1,000 cars/ year. In addition, the specificity of our production permits us, if necessary, to immediately react to any demand changes and to reorient production towards the manufacturing of different types of wagons. The company has started the production of a new patented product – the rail gondola cars – by promoting the latest technology transfer from Russia and the US “, stated Andrejs Žakalovs, RVU Baltia CEO.
RVU Baltija was established in 2011 as a joint venture formed of LDZ RollingStock Service (RSS) (25%) and two private investors.
In order to implement the project the company signed a license agreement for the production of Amsted Rail bogie axle load of 25 tons (250 kN) Model 18-9836 (Motion Control). In addition, RVU Baltija took up the license from PJSC “Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works” for reference design of the bogie Model 18-7055 and permission of launching into manufacture which will be used in service programs of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Railways as well as other railway service facilities of 1520 gauge.