The 4-axle intermodal wagons - type Sgmmnss 40' - were built by Tatravagonka in Poprad (Slovakia) and are suitable for ISO 20', 30' and 40' containers as well as swap bodies. All the new wagons have now arrived at Mercitalia Logistics in Turin and are in service. In July, the first batch of 67 wagons went into local service in Florence, transporting gravel from a tunnel construction site. Ermewa's rapid delivery and deployment of the wagons meets the needs of Mercitalia Logistics and, in particular, Mercitalia Rail, a company of the FS Group logistics hub.
"We are pleased to further develop our successful cooperation with Mercitalia and to expand our services to meet their challenges," says Cyrille Guyon, Deputy Managing Director of Ermewa. "Mercitalia is more than just a customer, it's our growth partner and the trust they place in us is a testament to the value we bring," emphasises Barbara Recli, Sales Manager at Ermewa's Milan, Italy office.
Sabrina De Filippis, CEO of Mercitalia Logistics, points out: "This is a further step in the renewal of our fleet to serve our customers and the realisation of a new green transport infrastructure in line with the best European standards".
Ermewa has had a strong presence in Italy for more than 20 years and the Italian State Railways is one of its main customers. Mercitalia Rail Srl is 100% owned by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and is the main Italian railway company in the freight sector. With over 340 electric locomotives and 130 diesel mainline locomotives, it operates nationally and internationally with up to 100,000 trains per year.