Siemens and the Russian industrial company Russian Machines Corporation, headquartered in Moscow, agreed to establish a joint venture. The new company, in which both partners will invest a total of 160 million Euro, is to be based in the region of Moscow and will employ up to 800 people. Siemens and Russian Machines aim to participate as joint partners in the invitation to tender for Moscow’s metro. The Russian capital wants to modernize its metro fleet and is planning to purchase more than 2000 cars.
“Siemens is the most successful foreign provider of rail technology in the Russian market. We want to further reinforce this role in the country. With Russian Machines, we have won one of the most renowned industrial companies in Russia as a partner,” said Jochen Eickholt, CEO of the Rail Systems Division at Siemens.
“In cooperation with Siemens AG we plan to provide the city of Moscow with one of the most advanced rolling stock in the world. Moreover, we intend to localize the production of new generation rail cars and thus create new perspective jobs in the Moscow region”, said Siegfried Wolf, chairman of Russian Machines.
The contract is likely to be awarded to a bidder that can prove that value added is generated locally. To this end, Siemens and Russian Machines intend to establish local production operations in the greaterMoscowregion; these could cater for up to 80 percent of localization as of 2017 supported by the Siemens metro car plant inVienna, Austria. In September 2013, Siemens and Russian Machines presented their first design study for the trains at the 4th International Rail Salon of Engineering and Technologies “EXPO 1520” in Moscow. The new generation of trains has been specially developed for Moscow’s metro and offers a combination of great comfort, higher capacity and maximum safety for passengers. In addition, the new models enable lower power consumption and maintenance costs compared with the trains currently in use in Moscow.
Russian Machines rail industry assets are presented by RM Rail, which consolidates several enterprises in Mordovia (Ruzkhimmash JSC, VKM-Steel LLC, VKM Service LLC, etc.), as well as Abakanvagonmash plant, RCTM-Trans logistics company and VKM-Engineering.
RM Rail General Director – Pavel Ovchinnikov
RM Rail is the leading industrial holding company of transport machinery-building established in 2007 on the basis of fast growing railroad car building facilities in the Rail Car Building Company of Mordovia JSC (RCM Group). The enterprises manufacture various freight cars and containers of various types and purposes, rail car castings and other component parts for rolling stock.
RM Rail manufacturing enterprises are managed by the managing company established in 2010 and headquartered in Saransk (the Republic of Mordovia).
– Products of RM Rail are popular in 16 countries, including Germany, Holland, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, and Finland.
– RM Rail is the only domestic enterprise manufacturing a wide range of freight cars. The Company manufactures 53 models on a batch basis (about 15 models are being designed and on trial).
– RM Rail products consumers include Russian Railways JSC, VTB Leasing JSC, VEB Leasing JSC, Sberbank Leasing JSC, Gazpromtrans JSC, MMK-Trans LLC, SG -Trans JSC, Brunswick Rail Management LLC, Norilsk Nickel JSC, Severstal JSC, TNK-BP Management, Lukoil JSC, Transcontainer JSC, NOVATEK JSC, FosAgro AG, Eurochim JSC, Russkaya Troyka JSC, TransGarant JSC, Belorussian Railways SC (State-owned Company), etc.
Ruzkhimmash JSC (Ruzaevka, the Republic of Mordovia) manufacturers tank wagons for petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, chemicals, open cars, hopper wagons, car carriers, dump wagons, flat cars of various types, as well as gas equipment and facilities for gas and petroleum filling stations.
VKM-Steel LLC Saransk, the Republic of Mordovia) manufacturers 180 items of bulk castings, 200 items for machine building and maintenance needs (including grey iron castings, heat-resistant steel and steel castings). Products are supplied to 150 enterprises in Russia.
Bismuth JSC (Ruzaevka, the Republic of Mordovia) manufacturers a range of insulation materials for capital repairs of railway track structures and three types of semiconductor control equipment for railroad passenger car lightning systems.
VKM Service LLC (Ruzaevka, the Republic of Mordovia) makes car shed repairs and overhaul, as well as rail vehicles and rolling stock repairs.
Neon JSC (Insar, the Republic of Mordovia) manufactures rail spares.
Abakanvagonmash JSC (the Republic of Khakassia) is a Russian machinery-building plant engaged in manufacture of all-purpose (special-purpose) containers and container cars (40 and 60 feet in size)