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As Wascosa grows, its wagon fleet gets even younger
Wascosa, Europe’s first provider of freight wagon systems, is currently significantly expanding its wagon fleet by investing in more than 1’700 newly built vehicles from various wagon manufacturers. As a result, Wascosa is now firmly established as the 5th largest wagon leasing company in Europe.
However, when it comes to the age of the fleet where the average wagon age is currently only 13 years, Wascosa is well ahead in first place in Europe. Thanks to the numerous investments in new rolling stock, this average age will be significantly reduced again by the end of 2018 to an average of around 10 years. In the words of Peter Balzer, CEO of Wascosa: "The benefits of Europe's youngest fleet are evident to our customers: low noise, safe and highly efficient.”

At the same time, Wascosa is pressing on with its program of systematically fitting its wagons with telematics systems. As Peter Balzer adds: "Digitalization has definitely taken hold in the freight wagon industry and the trend is unstoppable.”
In addition to ongoing new builds, Wascosa has recently taken over 200 Fanps bulk freight wagons in its wagon portfolio.

About Wascosa AG
With its head office in Lucerne, the family-run business Wascosa, established in 1964, is one of the pioneers in its sector. Its core business is the leasing and administration of freight wagons for rail transportation. Wascosa purchases modern freight wagons tailored to meet the requirements of the freight industry. The fleet ranges from tank wagons for the chemical and mineral oil industry through to wagons for combined transport and conveyance of bulk goods. The company employs 55 people at its headquarters in Lucerne whose job is to service Wascosa’s Swiss and international customers.

Additional information for media professionals can be obtained from:
Gabriele Wagner, Marketing & Communication
Wascosa AG, Werftestrasse 4, 6005 Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (41) 727 67 41