Sometimes nothing happens for a while, and suddenly, all at once.
From initial discussions to signed orders from rail freight companies regarding timber equipment normally takes from a quarter to a few years. Since each order is normally rather large, many aspects have to be considered to be fool proof (technically, logistically, monetarily and sometimes politically). Unique is that three rail orders has been finalized during one and the same calendar week. Here is the magic week:
- Hector Rail AB: The first customer to go was Hector Rail AB that through ExTe’s sister company Midwaggon AB ordered, according to a previous option, equipment for 8 additional Sgns wagons (72 pcs SR 12 timber bunks, 32 pcs of support bolsters and 16 end-walls). Delivery will take place in July.
- AAE Cargo AG: Just a few days after the Hector contract, one of ExTe’s single largest orders ever was signed with the Swiss wagon company AAE (that holds around 30,000 wagons). The order comprises 1,800 pcs of SR 12 timber bunks, 600 pcs of support bolsters and 400 pcs of end-walls. The ExTe equipment will be attached on 200 Sgns wagons by ExTe’s sister company, Midwaggon AB. The wagons will be operated by RushRail AB to annually haul 3 million ton of timber on behalf of Trätåg AB (StoraEnso and Korsnäs). All wagons, that each load 67 ton, will be in revenue operation in January 2013. The contract also includes an option for a further 50 wagons.
- KiwiRail Ltd: Encouraging enough, just an hour after the big AAE order, the ink dried on a new contract with KiwiRail in New Zeeland. This deal is regarding the delivery and attachment of 300 pcs of SR 12 timber bunks for 50 wagons. This additional order follows last years delivery of 600 bunks for 100 wagons. ExTes sister company in New Zeeland will
be responsible for the attachment work on KiwiRails flat-wagons. Delivery from ExTe is scheduled in the first quarter of 2013.
The order involves an option of equipment for another 50 wagons.
ExTe and its sister companies highly value and apprechiate the trust given from these three important customers. Also indeed, it is not every week that ExTe wins orders for equipment to be used in both around parallel 62° North (Borlänge), and 45° South (Christchurch). Within the scene of transportation of round wood, the distances can hardly be further. No matter, proven durability and quality is valid, no matter degrees North or South.
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