Akiem expands its maintenance business

Akiem expands its maintenance business
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Akiem, the European turnkey supplier of locomotives and passenger trains, announces a far-reaching programme to restructure its maintenance value proposition.

In 2024, Akiem's preventive maintenance activities will focus on the operational maintenance of 400 locomotives operating in 22 European countries. This will include around 50 major overhauls.

"Operational excellence in maintenance and the ability to deliver the level of service our customers expect are key priorities for us," says Fabien Rochefort, CEO of Akiem.

To drive the transformation of its maintenance activities, the Group has appointed Volker Wallrodt to head the Akiem Maintenance & Services division. Volker Wallrodt is also appointed Managing Director of Akiem Technik, the legal entity that supports Akiem's maintenance business. Volker Wallrodt succeeds Jörg Althoefer, who is leaving the Group.

"Akiem is focused on consolidating its leading position in rolling stock maintenance by implementing a far-reaching transformation of its maintenance organisation and by nurturing and developing its ecosystem of maintenance partners. We would like to thank Jörg Althoefer for his hard work and achievements at Akiem and are delighted to welcome Volker Wallrodt, who will lead the drive to achieve our goals," concludes Fabien Rochefort.

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