Rolling Stock Supply
RZD Trade is an authorized agent of Russian Railways and its subsidiaries for rolling stock procurement.
The company’s key competences
- RZD Trade serves as a link between manufacturers — Russian transport engineering enterprises — and Russian Railways, for creation and implementation of equipment, meeting the needs of Russian Railways, in Russia’s railway network.
- RZD Trade promotes the interests of Russian Railways and its subsidiaries, monitoring the execution by manufacturers of their commitments, as regards the quality, supply deadlines and guaranteed repair of the rolling stock.
RZD Trade supplies:
- Passenger cars;
- Electric trains;
- Freight wagons;
- Rail buses;
Fire-fightingequipment (aerosol fire extinguishing units and fire alarm systems).
The biggest suppliers of rolling stock for Russian Railways are: Transmashholding, Sinara Group, Uralvagonzavod, Altaivagon et al.
In accordance with Russian Railway’s investment programme, the department for rolling stock supplies arranges tendering procedures, signs contracts, monitors the keeping of supply deadlines by contractors, supervises the guarantee maintenance of rolling stock across the entire RZD network, and handles dispute resolution and claims against suppliers.
One of RZD Trade’s business areas is checking the level of production localization for ES2G commuter trains («Lastochka») and other types of rolling stock made by Russian manufacturers in a joint venture with foreign partners.