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United Wagon Company opens US subsidiary

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United Wagon Company (UWC), is opening a subsidiary in the US: Uniwagon North America Corp. in New Jersey.

UWC will hold a 100% shareholding in the new company.

Uniwagon North America Corp. is intended to facilitate the entry of UWC’s products to the North American market, as the railway holding is seeking to expand its exports. The company expects to have the subsidiary registered and start operating before the end of September.

UWC previously reported its entry into contracts with Wabtec Corp., a leading supplier of innovative products for rail industries, and Cardwell Westinghouse (a Wabtec company). The parties agreed on supplying heavy railcar castings (side frames and bolsters) to the US for the purposes of manufacturing Barber S2HD (America’s most common bogie with an axle load of 30 t), and high-tensile railcar springs.

Maxim Kuzemchenko, the company's Deputy CEO, Business Development, said: “With our expertise and world-class manufacturing facilities, we expect successful export performance. The approach we take is to make the most of our powerful engineering and design solutions, global access to components made under a wide range of standards, as well as flexible and highly efficient production processes. Apart from the US, we are seeking to expand our exports to Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.”

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