With its various safety features and the optimised platform at both ends to move between wagons the Wascosa safe tank car® embodies the properties of the dangerous goods tank wagon of the future.
The project ‘New standards for the safety engineering of pressure tank wagons’ is winner of this year’s ‘Responsible Care’ prize of the Chemical Industry Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (VCI NRW) in the category ‘Transport safety’. The prize was awarded on the Parliamentary evening of the VCI NRW on 1st June. Prof. Dr. Dröscher, Cluster Manager Chemical of North Rhine-Westphalia and Chairman of the Jury, made the presentation speech:
‘Grillo together with Wascosa have developed a pressure tank wagon which, due to its innovative safety features, has increased the safety in the area of tank wagon transport considerably. In the meantime more than 1,000 of this type are successfully running in service, and European regulations have already been revised as a result of these new developments. This significant improvement in transport safety in the field of rail transport impressed the jury and was a winner in the category transport safety.’
Together with the Deputy President of the Parliament, Dr Papke, and the Chairman of the Board of VCI NRW, Dr Hilken, Dr Dröscher presented the prize to Dr Schulte, Managing Director Chemical of Grillo-Werke AG.
‘We are pleased to receive this award once again for the Wascosa safe tank car®. This wagon sets a new safety standard in the transport of dangerous goods by rail. With the purchase of these wagons and the support of this innovation, Grillo has shown pioneering spirit’ said Peter Balzer, Managing Director of Wascosa.’
Dr. Hilken, Chairman of the Board of VCI NRW
Prof. Dr. Dröscher, Cluster Manager Chemicals, North Rhine-Westphalia and Chairman of the Jury
Dr. Schulte, Managing Director of the chemical sector of Grillo-Werke AG
Dr. Papke, Deputy President of the North Rhine-Westphalia Parliament
Photo © VCI
About Wascosa AG
The family business WASCOSA with headquarters in Luzern was established in 1964 and is one of the pioneers of the sector. The core business is the leasing and administration of freight wagons for rail traffic. WASCOSA purchases modern freight wagons to meet the requirements of the freight industry. The fleet ranges from tank wagons for the chemical and mineral oil industry through wagons for combined transport to wagons for the transport of bulk goods. 50 people are employed at the base in Luzern which deals with the national and international customers.
Additional information for media professionals can be obtained from:
Cornelia Ineichen, Marketing & Communication
Wascosa AG, Werftestrasse 4, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 41 727 67 41