This grant will enable Ermewa Ibérica to invest in the production of 150 Shimmns wagons for transporting coils, as well as 50 new generation pocket wagons, all scheduled for delivery in 2024.
The 150 Shimmns wagons will be produced at Inveho plant in Orval (France). The 50 pocket wagons for the transport of semi-trailers will be built in Spain by Talleres Alegría, thus supporting the Spanish industrial sector.
The company has also ordered other new wagons to Talleres Alegría, which will help boost the rail freight in Spain. “Developing wagon manufacturing with Spanish industrial players is for us the most sustainable and optimal solution for the development of rail transport in Spain. The Spanish market is indeed specific due to its wider rail gauge, so it made more sense to collaborate with a renowned and high-quality Spanish industrial player. We are very proud to have been chosen to support Spain in its environmental transition. Indeed, this transition cannot happen without rail transport," explained Peter Reinshagen, Managing Director of Ermewa.
The funds are part of the NextGenerationEU programme, an temporary recovery instrument of over €800 billion to help repair the immediate economic and social damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Within this programme, the Recovery and Resilience Facility offers grants and loans to support reforms and investments in EU Member States.