On November 21, 2018, more than 30 heads of diplomatic missions representing the interests of their countries in the Russian Federation visited the Metrowagonmash plant (MWM, is part of JSC Transmashholding). The visit was organized at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Representatives of foreign countries at MWM met with the modern production of metro cars, built on the principle of the reference line; new equipment that has been put into operation in recent years. Using the example of a Moscow Region enterprise, foreign diplomats were shown the capabilities of the holding company associated with the design and production of modern high-tech rolling stock for rail vehicles.
In his welcoming speech, General Director of JSC Metrowagonmash Boris Bogatyrev, said that the company since 2005 is part of JSC Transmashholding and today is the leading manufacturer of modern cars for metros in large cities of Russia, the CIS countries and several European countries. It is among the five largest world manufacturers of metro cars. More than 3 thousand people work here every day to create modern rolling stock. In 19 cities of 11 countries of the world, more than 9,000 cars manufactured by the company are operated. Over the years, Metrowagonmash produced more than 10 series of metro cars.
One of the areas is the manufacture of products for railways - rail buses and diesel trains, designed to work on suburban and interregional non-electrified routes.
The guests were shown samples of modern products - the Moscow Metro train, Metrowagonmash production and other products of Transmashholding enterprises.
The event for foreign diplomatic representatives was organized at the Transmashholding enterprise for the first time.
“The company is in fourth place in the world in the production of passenger trains and metro cars,” said Christina Dubinina, director of strategic marketing at TMH.
“We have a clear strategy that we are implementing in 6 key countries. The government of the Russian Federation has helped us with export financing. As a result, we have created an international team” said the president of the international division of Transmashholding, TMH International, Hans Schabert.
In 2018, Transmashholding won a tender in Argentina for the repair of Chinese-made rolling stock operating on the San Martin line. The company invested $ 3 million in the modernization of the Mechita depot in Bragado, Buenos Aires province. In October 2018 TMH acquired a machine-building enterprise in Boksburg (South Africa).
During his talk with journalists, the Ambassador of Bulgaria, Atanas Krstin said that he was impressed with the tour. “We have long-standing and good relations with Transmashholding, we have been a client of MWM since the opening of the metro in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia,” the Ambassador said. “We use your cars, but it was interesting for us to see the latest modern developments and modifications of metro cars.”
MWM General Director Boris Bogatyrev in his interview said that Metrowagonmash in December of this year will sign the contract and in the 2019-2020, overhaul and upgrade 48 cars of the 717.4 / 714.4 series of the Sofia Metro.
“We supply our products for export, so this year we delivered metro cars of “Moscow” series for the Baku Metro and completed the overhaul contract with the extension of the service life of 222 cars belonging to the Budapest Metro,” said Boris Bogatyrev. - We plan to expand the geography of our supplies. In addition to metro cars in 2019, a new rail bus will be certified, the African region countries are very interested in this transport - this is our promising market and, I hope, we will start supplying rail buses to both Latin America and African regions. ”