The companies of the holding carry out the repairs of wheelsets of freight wagons and traction rolling stock. The complete inspection of wheelsets with axle box revision, replacement of solid-rolled wheels, axle gears, as well as the standard survey with reprofiling of the wheel's rolling surface and revision of the axle box are carried out. RAIL SERVICE performs forming the wheelsets of both OANW (Old axle new wheels) and NANW (New axle new wheels) types.
The enterprises are equipped with a full range of technological equipment for the high-quality performance of works, including wheel lathe, press and lifting equipment, electronic devices for non-destructive testing, diagnostics and registration the parameters of axle elements, wheels and components axle boxes.
RAIL SERVICE companies perform the repairs of all types of freight wagons – open-top wagons, box wagons, tank wagons, flat wagons, hoppers, etc. The range of services includes the organization of scheduled types of repairs (like interim and major overhauls), operating repairs (OR-1, OR-2), modernization of freight wagons, components and parts, cast parts of the wagons with the replacement of elements, as well as redeployment of wagons to the repair site, technical inspection, claim activity.
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Servicing, maintenance and repairs of rolling stock is carried out in full accordance with the requirements of Russian Railways («RZD» JSC).
The service includes the provision of maintenance depots and rolling stock owners with the refurbished units and details of freight wagons, as well as carrying out of cargo handling works and storage of spare parts on a contractual basis. Full range of new or used spare parts and components, required for the repair of rolling stock is available in warehouses. The companies of the holding use direct contracts with the manufacturers of spare parts and this excludes deliveries of substandard products.
To date RAIL SERVICE is the only certified supplier and representative of solid-rolled wheels manufacturer MA Steel, Maanshan (PRC) in the Russian Federation.
Cutting of all types of freight and passenger wagons into scrap metal includes their disassembling and dismantling of removable equipment, element-by-element cutting of wagon's body and frame into parts, enlarged cutting. The service also includes the delivery of scrap metal by rail and road. In addition, storage and shipment of returnable spare parts, formed during cutting, is provided.
Own approaching lines allow the customers to reduce the cost of wagons downtime significantly.
The total production capacity of the holding companies in wagons cutting is 300 rolling stock units per month.
RAIL SERVICE companies provide the services for parking and storage of railway cars throughout the entire 1520 mm gauge railway network. The service includes the shunting of rolling stock and the provision of secured railway tracks for general and private use.
The capacity of own tracks is 2,500 wagons. Own locomotives are used for shunting works. Guarantees are provided for the rolling stock safety at the parking spots.
Repair of wheelsets of traction rolling stock is carried out by «VKM» LLC at its own production facilities in Staryj Oskol town.
Certificate, issued by the Federal Agency for Railway Transport, allows the company to provide services for the standard and complete inspection of wheelsets of traction rolling stock, their parts and components.
The list of services includes:
— complete inspection of wheelsets with revision of axle boxes, replacement of the solid-rolled wheels and axle gears;
— standard survey of wheelsets with reprofiling of the wheel's rolling surface and revision of the axle box.
«VKM» LLC (Staryj Oskol town) provides the maintenance of traction rolling stock at its own production facilities.
The depot is equipped with the necessary equipment to perform all types of repair works and works on restoration the locomotive's standard operational performances.
Services include the replacement and repair of worn parts, partial modernization of equipment, as well as the complete replacement of worn parts and restoration of operational characteristics of traction rolling stock.
Rail Service is a holding company, the structure of which includes: VKM LLC (Stary Oskol), VRZ JSC (Sterlitamak), Wagon Repair Plant Zavyazovskoye LLC (Nizhny Tagil), RVK LLC (Bogotol), Wagon Repair Center LLC (Abdulino), Garant Rail Service LLC (Moscow), NovoTechRail LLC (Novozybkov), Allegro LLC (Verkhnyaya Salda). The holding companies provide a range of services for repair and maintenance of freight wagons, locomotives, tank containers and also produce spare parts.
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VKM LLC: Wagon repair company in Stary Oskol. It provides services for repair of freight wagon wheelsets and traction electrical equipment, formation of freight wagon wheelsets, repair of freight wagons, cutting wagons into scrap metal and provision of railway tracks for wagon storage.VRZ. STERLITAMAK
VRZ JSC: Wagon repair plant in the Ural-Volga region (Sterlitamak). It provides services for freight cars repair, repair and formation of freight cars wheelsets, repair and inspection of tank containers, washing and degassing of tank cars, cutting of freight cars. The company also provides its own railway tracks for storing wagons.WAGON REPAIR PLANT ZAVYAZOVSKOYE. NIZHNY TAGIL
Wagon Repair Plant Zavyazovskoe LLC: a wagon repair company in Nizhny Tagil. It provides services for depot and current repairs of freight cars, their components and parts. The company also provides its own ways for storing cars.RVK. BOGOTOL
RVK LLC: the wagon repair plant in Krasnoyarsk region. It provides services for depot and current repairs of freight cars, wheelsets formation and steam-cleaning of tank cars.WAGON REPAIR CENTER. ABDULINO
WRC LLC: the wagon repair plant is located in Orenburg region. It provides services for repair of all types of freight railcars and wheelsets formation.GARANT RAIL SERVICE. MOSCOW
GRS LLC: a service company that provides a range of services for organizing and supporting the full cycle of repair of freight wagons, as well as for supplying spare parts and components in the Russian Federation, the CIS countries and the Baltic States. The company provides an opportunity to organize the repair of freight wagons online through the Vagonmaster Internet platform.
NovoTechRail LLC: a joint venture between GRS and TransFin-M located in the Bryansk region (Novozybkov). Machine-building plant for the production of freight wagons, spare parts and components for them.
ALLEGRO. VERKHNYAYA SALDA
Allegro LLC: a joint venture between the EVRAZ Group and Rail Service (Verkhnyaya Salda). The plant for production of solid-rolled railway wheels with a capacity of 200 thousand units in the special economic zone Titanium Valley.CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCARLET SAILS
The foundation provides comprehensive assistance to social support institutions and protection of citizens in need, children from orphanages and residential care homes, the disabled, low-income and large families. It also carries out works on reconstruction and restoration of Orthodox churches and adjacent areas.
Sergey Gushchin, the founder and the shareholder of railcar repair holding Rail Service, has withdrawn from the company's capital.
Konstanta LLC, owned by Pavel Makarov, bought 99.9% of the company's authorized capital from businessman Sergey Gushchin. Sergey Gushchin plans to invest the proceeds from the sale in other business projects with high export and import potential.
As of today, Rail Service owns 5 railcar repair enterprises as well as the service wagon repair company, the plant for the production of railcars and finishing railway axles and the plant for the production of solid-rolled railway wheels.
"For me, business is about movement and looking for opportunities. Creating new products gives me satisfaction. I set up business projects in various fields and all of them continue to grow successfully after my withdrawal from them. New projects, both in Russia and abroad are new challenges for me as an businessman. In order to fully concentrate on them, I decided to leave Rail Service in good hands. This will allow the company to develop steadily and actively," Sergey Gushchin commented on his decision to leave the railcar repair business.
Pavel Makarov, the new owner of the holding, has been in the railroad business since 2001. From 2011 to 2018, he managed the transportation group Rail Garant, owned by Sergey Smyslov and Sergey Gushchin; from 2018 to present, he has been the head of Rail Service.