Azerbaijan 36 has produced two freight wagons prototypes for TÜDEMSAŞ for a million dollar order. Başoğlu said that the tests were completed successfully and said, iz We will produce 600 wagons ”
According to the news of Sabah Feride Cem; "Turkey and Azerbaijan in Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) partners came up with the freight railway line started in freight wagon details of its production appeared. Azerbaijan, which still meets the needs of wagons from Russia, has taken action for joint production with Turkish companies. In this context, the prominent company was TÜDEMSAŞ, which was established in 1939 to produce freight cars in Sivas. It is learned that the total amount of 600 vagol orders, which are expected to become clear in a short time, is 36 million dollars.
150 domestic and national freight wagons produced by the company carry cargo on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. Stating that their work on the order to be received has come to an end, TÜDEMSAŞ General Manager Mehmet Başoğlu gave the following information about the process: “The railway and tunnel widths of Azerbaijan are different from ours. Our current production does not fit their tracks. For this reason, the EA type wagon used by them was brought to our facilities. As a result of one month intensive working hours, we did solid model work. We have made two prototypes by doing R&D work for the wagon to work on the lines of two countries. The tests gave positive results. We will make the deliveries by adding the necessary equipment. We expect the order after delivery. ” Stating that they have a serious knowledge about wagon production, Başoğlu noted that their annual production capacities are 700. Başoğlu said that if they take the order, they will respond to the demand by producing double shifts and said that they provide direct employment for a total of 150 thousand people. Başoğlu stated that the order will also contribute to new employment. Stating that the domestic rate has increased to 90 percent in the national wagon project, Başoğlu said that the total production rate is around 70 percent.
FACTORY INVESTMENT ON AGENDA
Stating that a delegation from Azerbaijan Railways visited the facilities, Başdoğlu said, “We went to the invitation products we received and made a presentation to the Ministry of Transport. We explained our technical capacity and the superior capabilities of our factory. They offered a joint production Turkey, together with investment in factories on the agenda. As a company, we are ready to provide any kind of support and partnership to a developing partnership. ”
DELIVERY TO AUSTRIA
Reminding that rail transportation is encouraged all over the world, Mehmet Başoğlu informed that they have delivered 8 wagons to the Austrian Railways and that 112 wagons they ordered have continued to produce. Giving the information that Gatx, which is the American logistics company, will make 120 wagons for their needs in Europe, Başoğlu said that they will produce 150 and 80 feet national wagons.