What has been planned together on paper since 2017 is now reality. TransANT GmbH was founded in 2020 as a joint venture between voestalpine Stahl GmbH and ÖBB Rail Cargo Group to drive innovation in rail freight transport. In February 2023, the Ukranian finance and industrial company TAS Group, based in Kiew, entered the joint venture with extensive know-how in wagon production. With TransANT GmbH as a developer and manufacturer of innovative, efficient freight cars, new capacities will be created for the European market.
After the first TransANT wagons have already been rolling on the rails in continuous operation since 2019 and a further series is currently being processed, TransANT GmbH is now focusing on setting up its own production route. As early as in the second half of 2023, additional wagons in higher quantities are planned to be produced via this new production route.
For this recently initiated growth phase of the company, another strategic investor with extensive rail car know-how and modern, available assets for freight car production was brought on board in February 2023.