Wascosa settles in Italy to launch new Modular Freight Wagon System

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Wascosa

Wascosa has opened a new headquarters in Desenzano del Garda, roughly 40 kilometres from Verona. Among the most significant innovations brought by the company’s new facility is the Modular Freight Wagon System, a lighter, updated version of Wascosa’s Flex Freight System (FFS). This new system will allow for the transportation of heavier cargo, as Fabrizio Parisi, Wascosa’s commercial representative for Italy, told RailFreight.com.

The facility in Italy has been open since July, but the new wagons, as Parisi pointed out, will be presented at the Transport Logistics Munich in May 2023. This technology, moreover, makes it possible to use the same wagon base for various types of transportation, from building materials to agricultural products. These wagons are also suitable for intermodal transport.

With the Modular Freight Wagon System, therefore, there will be no need for specialised wagons that transport seasonal products and are kept on the side for most of the year. According to Wascosa, this will lead to an increase in transportation efficiency as well as reduced logistics costs.

The fifth Wascosa facility in Europe

As the company claimed, Wascosa entered the Italian market with a modern fleet looking to boost rail freight transport. The average age of the rolling stock is less than ten years. This will be the fifth Wascosa site in Europe, after the ones in Luzern in Switzerland, Hamburg in Germany, Hull in England, and Madrid in Spain. The branch will be managed by Peter Balzer, CEO of Wascosa, Stephan Kellman, the company’s finance director, and Fabrizio Parisi.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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