What has been in the planning stages on paper since 2017 in a joint venture is now becoming a reality. The joint venture between TransANT GmbH, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and voestalpine Stahl GmbH, a company in the Steel Division of the voestalpine Group is now taking a trend-setting step in rail freight transport.

TransANT is intended to create capacity in the market for innovative and cost-effective rail freight cars. Two large Austrian companies are planning to quickly implement the trend-setting design across company boundaries.

The joint venture was formalized in late 2020, and a framework has been was created to drive this groundbreaking innovation. The planning of a production facility, pre-serial production and transition to serial production has now been initiated.