- Akiem hands three locomotives over to lessee HSL Logistik GmbH with three more planned for the second quarter of 2018
- Blend of locomotives expands both companies’ operations and market share
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has recently handed over three BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC locomotives to the rolling stock leasing company Akiem, who then passed them directly over to lessee HSL Logistik GmbH. This double handover took place yesterday at Bombardier’s Kassel site.
The handover was based on a framework agreement signed in the Summer of 2016 between Akiem and Bombardier Transportation for 52 electric TRAXX locomotives with options for additional call offs. Akiem called-off their first batch of 26 TRAXX AC and MS locomotives (configured for use in twelve countries) in parallel to signing the framework agreement. In November 2017, Akiem then called off additional ten locomotives.
“These new locomotives don’t just meet our customers’ requirements, they also expand our business’ development in Europe by extending our service, flexibility and performance. We are very glad to continue our long-term partnership with HSL and with Bombardier”, said Hengameh Panahi, Managing Director of Akiem.
“As Germany’s largest privately owned rail transport company, transporting around 300 trains per week, we are confident that these new TRAXX locomotives will enable us to further enlarge our business as that trend continues to increase,” said Haiko Böttcher, CEO HSL Logistik GmbH.
Marko Schreiber, Head of Product Families MS/DC Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation, added, “We are proud of the strong collaboration with our important customer Akiem, who has ordered 87 TRAXX locomotives since 2011. HSL will add these three locomotives from Akiem to their large fleet of leased locomotives. In addition, HSL will receive its first TRAXX locomotive in December.”
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