UNIQUE CAREER EXPERIENCE

OF HI-TECH EQUIPMENT

HIGHLY DEMANDED

NEW GENERATION FREIGHT CARS

PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY

AND HIGH PRODUCT QUALITY

NEW MODERN APARTMENT

FACILITY FOR EMPLOYEES

Urban development of social environment,

education and culture

History

The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is a new high-tech greenfield project that is arranged within the territory one of a Soviet industrial giant enterprises in the north-west called the Tikhvin Production Association Kirovskiy Zavod. The advantage of such location is determined by the availability of the infrastructure required for large-scale production facilities, reserved areas for future development, proximity to regional industrial productions and its integration with the transportation logistics center in the North-Western region.

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April
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has been certified by Register of Certification on the Federal Railway Transport to produce a new generation flat car for shipment of large-capacity containers and tank containers with a loading length of 80 feet.

August
Gondola with unloading hatches of model 19-9853 manufactured by Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant became the winner of the competition held by Russian Railways for the best quality of the rolling stock and complicated technical systems and won the first place in the nomination “Rolling stock”.

September
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant Receives Certification of Quality by the Association of American Railroads and has started shipping the large-size castings (Barber S-2-HD bogie Side Frames and Bolsters) to equip the North American freight cars.
January

United Wagon Company and railway operator VM-Trans have agreed on the delivery of up to 3,000 of new generation freight cars of various types.

February

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has successfully underwent recertification audit of the system of business management on its compliance with the requirements of international standard of railway industry IRIS. The audit was performed by the specialists of the Russian branch of DQS Holding GmbH – international certification body. The actual level of maturity of TVSZ management system according to IRIS Audit-Tool has been increased up to 73%. It is one of the highest indicators among domestic companies, possessing IRIS certificate.

May

The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant held an annual competition of professional skill of welders, which was attended by as plant employees and students of the Tikhvin Industrial Technology University.

June

JSC “Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant” (TVSZ, part of the railway holding RPC UWC) has been proclaimed the winner of Ekaterina Dashkova’s Award the most prestigious award in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region library environment. The enterprise has become the winner in the nomination Patron for the implementation of the sociocultural center Teffy project.

August

The fifth anniversary annual conference of suppliers of the railway holding United Wagon Company took place on Tikhvin industrial site. The representatives of more than 30 Russian and foreign enterprises, among them—Severstal, United Metallurgical Company, TC EvrazHolding, MTZ Transmash, SKF, Zanardi Fonderie (Italy) and other, took part in the event.


October

United Wagon Company has started bulk manufacture of austempered ductile iron (ADI) components.at the facilities of Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. The annual production capacity is 30,000 railcar sets.

July
Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” and “Eurosib SPb-transport systems” signed a lend lease agreement of up to one thousand innovative log platforms of load capacity. The agreement provides for the long-term lease of log platforms, new 13-6852 model, with improved technical and economic features in the course of 2016-2017.

September
Railway corporation “United Wagon Company” and “Eurosib SPb-transport systems” signed a lend lease agreement of up to one thousand innovative log platforms of load capacity.The agreement provides for the long-term lease of log platforms, new 13-6852 model, with improved technical and economic features in the course of 2016-2017.

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant received a certificate of compliance for a solid-bottom gondola with 98-m³capacity from the Register of Certification on the Federal Railway Transport" (FBO "RC FRT").

December
United Wagon Company and Uralkali, the world’s largest producer of potash fertilizers, signed an agreement for the supply of 400 hopper cars for mineral fertilizers manufactured in Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant.

February
At Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant the compliance audit was successfully carried out by DQS-Ul Group (Germany), a leading certification body. According to audit results the IRIS Audit Tool’s estimate (the enterprise automatic ranking score) was 61%, and TVSZ foundry production was included in IRIS certification scope.

April
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has been awarded the Best IT-Project category at the Adam Smith Russian CFO Awards 2014.

July
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has produced the 10,000th freight car from the moment of the enterprise`s launch in January 2012. The jubilee hopper car model 19-9870 for the transportation of mineral fertilizers equipped with innovative bogies (25 tf) has advanced technical and economic parameters compared to standard rolling stock.

September
Batchproduction of solid bottom gondolas model 12-9869 with improved technical and economic characteristics was launched at the capacity on Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. The line capacity of solid bottom gondola building is up to 500 units per month.

Febuary
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant released first mass-produced cars on innovative Barber bogies and found its way into the railway system of CIS and Baltic countries.


March
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant was certified with International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) in March, 2013. The certificate given to the company is a proof that TVSZ production meets the highest standards of excellence in the railway industry.

May
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has started batch production of Solid-bottom universal gondola model 12-9869 fitted out with the Barber bogie increased axle load of 25 t.


June
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has become a laureate of the first Development Award instituted by Vnesheconombank in the nomination “The Best Project in Industrial Sectors”. Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Ivanov has presented the Awards in the course of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

September
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has become a laureate of the first Development Award instituted by Vnesheconombank in the nomination “The Best Project in Industrial Sectors”. Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Ivanov has presented the Awards in the course of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.United Wagon Company and Wabtec Corporation (USA) have signed a JV ageement to develop and produce innovative components for rolling stock, including heavy haul railway components. Production is planned to launch in Tikhvin, the Leningrad Region, in 2014.

United Wagon Company and the global leader in cassette bearings production American Company Timken, have announced about long-term cooperation. Under the Agreement the new generation freight cars fitted with Barber bogies with axle load of 25 tf produced by the TVSZ will be equipped with Timken box cassette bearing and will be included in the Russian Railways managed maintenance program.

Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) and United Wagon Company (UWC) agreed on delivery up to 6 000 innovative rail cars equipped with Barber bogies with axle load of 25 tf produced by the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. This is first major deal on supply of commercial innovative railcars in the russian market.



January
On January 30th the symbolic launch of the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant production was carried out by the Russian prime-minister Vladimir Putin and the president of the ICT Group brand of companies Alexander Nesis.
Start-up of the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant will become a remarkable benchmark for the Russian industry. For the first time in more than half a century an innovative full-cycle enterprise has been constructed – car assembly and foundry production are integrated into a single technological complex ensuring high rate of productivity and flexibility of production. On the amount of investment, production facilities and level of the technological infrastructure it is one of the most large-scale objects in the European machine building industry

February
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has put out to the railway network first new generation gondolas equipped with innovative Barber S-2-R increased capacity bogies. In order to undergo the controlled service the multipurpose drop bottom gondola model 12-9853 have been sent to JSC “Siberian Coal Energy Company”.

April
International certification body DQS GmbH in April, 2012 has granted Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant with a certificate which proves the enterprise's quality management system accordance with requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Tikhvin plant has also been qualified with a uniform certificate of the major international certification network, IQNet.

May
United Wagon Company incorporated in 2012 has acquired management of Tikhvin Frieght Car Building Plant and RAIL1520, an operating lessor.The Company’s aim is to develop an integrated provider of railway services, including the manufacturing, operating lease, engineering and maintenance of freight cars. Its strategic objective is to become a leader in the 1520 gauge region.

January
The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant obtained the Compliance Certificate issued by the Federal Railway Transport Certification Register for the bogie of the Barber S-2-R type (Model 18-9855) with the axial load of 25 tf and the drop-bottom universal gondola with unloading gates ( Model 12-9853) designed on its base.

The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant and Tatravagonka a.s. (Slovakia) signed an Agreement on strategic partnership in the sphere of design, manufacture and implementation of innovation products in the railway mechanical engineering industry. The Agreement was signed within the frame of the visit arranged by JSC Russian Railways’ delegation and headed by its President Mr. Vladimir Yakunin to Slovakia. Pursuant to the document signed, Tatravagonka will secure a license for the right to manufacture and export of bogies of Barber S-2-R type and their elements to the RF.

February
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and the State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” increased the credit line limit for the construction of the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant up to 660 million USD.

March
The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant sent to OJSC “Freight One” the first batch of freight hopper cars of the new generation for carrying out of experimental under-control operation.

The Compliance Certificate issued by the Federal Railway Transport Certification Register was obtained for the hopper car for mineral fertilizers based on the bogie of Barber S-2-R type with the axial load of 23,5 tf.

January
The Acceptance Commission with the participation of the Russian Railways and the Railcar-Building Engineering Centre has positively assessed the results of designing and product launching of the solid-bottom gondola of Model 12-9833.

February
The first prototype models of the bogie of Model 19-9855 (Barber S-2-R) with the 25 tf axial load have been produced.

March
The certificate of conformity issued by Federal Railway Transport Certification Register has been received for a solid-bottom gondola of Model 12-9833 with the 23.5 tf axial load produced for the first time in the history of the domestic transport machine building on the basis of an American design.

April
The first industrial equipment has been supplied to the plant.

May
The favorable opinion for a hopper car of Model 19-9835 has been obtained from the acceptance commission with the participation of the Russian Railways, Federal Agency for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision and the Railcar-Building Engineering Centre.

June
The agreement on intent to provide supply of 15 000 freight cars of the new generation up to the year 2014 has been signed with company Transgarant.

Within the scope of the RF President’s visit to the USA, the ICT Group and the Wabtec Corporation (USA) have concluded a revolutionary for the market Agreement for cooperation in innovation of technologies, which provides cooperative design, manufacture and implementation of innovation products used for rolling stocks for mainline railway track 1520. The Russian party has acquired the incorporeal right for the construction of Barber S-2-R bogie, its manufacture, selling, as well as granting of the license on production of new bogies to other railway engineering manufacturers in the territory of Russia and CIS countries.

July
The governor of Leningrad Region Serdyukov V. has ceremonially launched the first stage of the plant’s foundry production with the capacity of 6 000 tons of railway casting per year.

The installation of the first production equipment has been started in the freight car assembly production department.

August
The agreement on cooperation in the sphere of implementation of the innovation products for the railway machine building for the period of 5 years and supply of freight cars manufactured by TVSZ, including bogies of Model 18-9810 (Barber type), during the period of 2011-2013 has been signed with Freight One.

The hopper car designed by an American company has been certified in Russia for the first time ever. The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has received the certificate of conformity issued by the Federal Railway Transport Certification Register for a hopper car for mineral fertilizers of Model 19-9835 with the axial load of 23.5 tf.

September
An innovation bogie of the Barber S-2-R type for the 1520 gauge has been manufactured. The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has become the first plant among domestic manufacturers that received the certificate of conformity issued by the Federal Railway Transport Certification Register for the freight bogies based on an American design of the Barber S-2-R type with the axial load of 23.5 tf.

The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has received the certificate of conformity issued by the Federal Railway Transport Certification Register for a drop bottom universal gondola and a solid bottom gondola on the basis of an innovation bogie of the Barber S-2-R type with the axial load of 23.5 tf.

November
The agreement on cooperation in the sphere of implementation of the innovation products for the railway machine building for the period of 5 years and supply of freight cars manufactured by Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, including bogies of Model 18-9810 (Barber type), during the period of 2011-2012 has been signed with Freight Two.

December
The agreement on cooperation in the sphere of innovation technologies, which aim is to satisfy the demands on an innovation railway product and its promotion to RF and CIS markets has been signed with the Corporation UralVagonZavod.

The bank of Khanty-Mansiysk and the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant have started the realization of social private & government program , which aim is to implement the large-scale program on providing the plant employees with the affordable housing of high quality.

The agreement with the Independent Transport Company for the period of up to the year 2015, which aim is to satisfy the Independent Transport Company’s demands on the rolling stock of the new generation. The company is ready to purchase up to 300 freight cars with the innovation bogie of the Barber S-2-R type in 2011.

March
The certificate of conformity on manufacture of a preproduction drop- bottom universal gondola of Model 12-9761 has been received.

April
The first prototype models of a solid-bottom gondola and a hopper car with the bogie of the Barber S-2-R type have been manufactured.

June
Joining the Association of Railway Machinery Manufacturers and signing of the Charter on cooperation between the Russian Railways, Association of Railway Machinery Manufacturers and Russian enterprises engaged in transport machine building, manufacturers of railway technics, units and components.

July
The first prototype models of a flat car for the bulk containers transportation of Model 13-9834 have been manufactured.

January
The construction of the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has been started.

June
The supervisory board of the state corporation The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank) under the chairmanship of the RF Prime-Minister Vladimir Putin has approved the participation of the bank in the financing of the plant construction.

July
The experimental production of cars with the annual capacity of 100 cars has been commissioned.

August
Prototype models of drop-bottom universal gondolas of Model 12-9761 have been manufactured.

November
The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant construction project has been acknowledged as the best investment project in transport machine building industry in CIS countries.

The full range of pre-design and design activities, including the assessment of the impact of the projected enterprise on the environment has been performed, the project has been approved during the public hearing in Tikhvin, the favorable conclusion on the project and the permission on construction by Russian GlavGosExpertise have been received.

The large-scale preparatory measures have been taken, namely, clearing of buildings and constructions by removal of an old process equipment , dismantling of a wall barrier, roofs, floors of old buildings and structures. Having completed the preparatory period, the active stage of construction works was started.