Poland: Akiem develops its business activities

Poland: Akiem develops its business activities

22/04/2016

Akiem has won a contract from Polish company Pol-Miedz Trans Sp. Z.o.o (PMT) for the hire of 5 locomotives.

Based in Lubin, Lower Silesia, PMT is a rail operator founded in 1997 and owner of a fleet of 66 locomotives and 1,500 railcars. It belongs to the publicly-owned KGHM Polska Miedz group, the 7th largest Polish company and international operator specialising in copper and silver extraction.

The contract signed on 14th of March is for delivery of five new Traxx DC locomotives from Akiem. They are the initial part of a programme for 20 new locomotives purchased from Bombardier Transportation by Akiem. Pol-Miedz Trans’ locomotives will be commissioned between March and October 2016 for a primary two-year phase.

Two years ago, Akiem signed its first contract with Orlen KolTrans, confirming its plans to expand in Poland. Since then, Akiem has not stopped growing on the Polish market with the hire of 12 locomotives to 5 customers in 2016.

5

Traxx DC locomotives operating in Poland

years

dry lease contract

“In January 2016, our company launched a bid for the rental of 5 new electric traction locomotives. AKIEM offered the best value for money, fulfilling all our requirements for delivery of this Equipment with a 24-month guarantee. AKIEM is a recognised and respected company on the European market which provides its customers with support through its highly qualified staff. It takes into account all the requirements and important issues for its customers which, for us, was a key element in our choice of bidder.“

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