Cargounit enters the Romanian market

Cargounit enters the Romanian market

Last week, Cargounit leased a Smartron locomotive, manufactured by Siemens Mobility, to Romanian company Unicom Transit at Băneasa Royal Station in Bucharest.

"Cargounit is crossing the borders of Poland and strengthening its presence in Central and Eastern Europe. The company has been using modern Vectron locomotives for years and is now expanding its portfolio with another of our vehicles, the Smartron locomotive, designed for the Romanian market. We are pleased that our modern and environmentally friendly locomotives are helping the company achieve its ambitious development goals and contributing to the promotion of rail transport in Europe. In the autumn, Cargounit's fleet will be expanded with another Smartron," said Hubert Meronk, CEO of Siemens Mobility Poland.

Cargounit has 187 locomotives in its portfolio (104 electric and 83 diesel). The company's fleet is regularly expanded with modern vehicles. Cargounit focuses on Central and Eastern European countries, which represent a very important growth area for the company.

"The current situation in the rail freight market segment supports the development of the locomotive rental fleet. The demand for modern rolling stock is growing due to the need to replace older vehicles with modern ones, and also due to the transfer of a significant volume of goods, which used to be exported from Ukraine by sea, to rail. We see great potential for the locomotive rental market both in Poland and Romania, which is one of the largest railway markets in Central and Eastern Europe" - emphasized Łukasz Boroń, CEO of Cargounit Sp. z o.o.

During the official handover of the Smartron locomotive, the CEO of Cargounit also stated that he wants to increase the number of Smartron locomotives leased on the Romanian market and in Bulgaria.

"We are convinced that the Smartron locomotive, based on proven Siemens Mobility solutions, is the right choice for local haulers (as in this case for Unicom Transport) looking for a modern and reliable locomotive with the highest technical efficiency," Łukasz Boroń added.

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