Ukrainian investment company TAS Group has acquired a 40% stake in TransAnt, a joint venture established in 2020 between Voestalpine Steel Division and ÖBB Rail Cargo Group to manufacture TransAnt railcars. Railway Supply magazine writes about this, citing IRJ.


The TransAnt was unveiled at InnoTrans Berlin in September 2018 as a lightweight and modular wagon designed to increase capacity and provide a flexible superstructure that can be customized to suit individual logistical requirements. The first wagons entered the service of Voestalpine in autumn 2019 and are used to transport ore.

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The acquisition is intended to support the expansion and development of Dneprovagonmash, a subsidiary of the TAS Group, one of the oldest car building enterprises in Ukraine.

The TAS Group says that the localization of production at Dneprovagonmash’s production facilities will stimulate the production of modern freight cars that meet international standards as the company seeks to expand into the wider European market. TAS Group has previously launched a large-scale investment program to modernize production at Dneprovagonmash.

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