Sep 24, 2012

InnoTrans-2012: UVZ Transport Technologies

Research and Production Corporation «URALVAGONZAVOD» displayed its products at InnoTrans, International Trade Fair for Transport Technology Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems which opened in Berlin on 18 September. Wide range of innovative products such as railway vehicles, urban transport, road-building and agricultural machinery, TMV-2 rail/road shunting vehicle, let UVZ take its rightful place among the participants of the world’s largest transport technology exhibition.

Among other things, UVZ and the global transportation corporation Bombardier held negotiations on modern tram manufacturing and in the future, metro coaches. Germar Wacker, President Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation and Semion Mlodik, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Head of Division of road construction and agricultural machinery, UVZ, toured the Bombardier open space exhibition stand. There Wacker and Mlodik saw modern Flexity 2 tram and discussed further co-operation.

Mr. Wacker confirmed Bombardier’s intentions to enter Russian urban electric transport market. He said that every large city needs convenient budget- and eco-friendly transportation — modern trams. Given that passengers are of top priority for Bombardier, the company pays particular attention to comfort. Moreover, up-to-date technologies secure rolling stock safety, smooth running of trams and trouble-free operation. «We are glad we signed cooperation agreements with URALVAGONZAVOD. UVZ is the leading Russian manufacturer and we suppose we have high chances of project realization with such a serious partner. We are aware of our Russian partner’s production capacities and scope of knowledge and we consider long-term co-operation,» said Mr. Wacker.

According to Semion Mlodik, it’s Bombardier who produce the best and most up-to-date trams today. This is why the project shouldn’t be confined to Russia, but rather extend to the Baltics and the CIS. «We will participate in all tenders in Russia and CIS with the agreement signed by UVZ and Bombardier. We intend to produce trams on the basis of Uraltransmash in Yekaterinburg. Every model will be designed individually to suit each particular town. Everything will be taken into account — the town image, its tracks condition and infrastructure. Many Russian companies are present here at InnoTrans exhibition. And we will communicate with all of them in order to determine optimal technical parameters,» said Mr. Mlodik.