Leading locomotive leasing company RAILPOOL
takes over ajax Loktechnik GmbH
Führender Lok-Vermieter RAILPOOL übernimmt ajax Loktechnik GmbH
February 15, 2021
- Expansion of capacity for operational maintenance marks further step on company’s growth journey
- Second workshop location at Europe’s cargo hub Port of Hamburg underlines genuine competence for full service from a single source
RAILPOOL Group, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle leasing companies, will take over Hamburg-based locomotive maintenance company ajax Loktechnik GmbH effective March 1, 2021.
The locomotive rental company RAILPOOL places particular emphasis on its genuine competence for comprehensive service on rail vehicles. With the takeover of ajax Loktechnik GmbH, RAILPOOL acquires flexible mobile service, experience in heavy maintenance and the workshop in Hamburg. Due to its location, the maintenance facility is predestined for operational maintenance services and is thus RAILPOOL’s second workshop location at the important cargo rail hub of Hamburg. Both workshops will of course remain accessible to all customers and locomotives.
Torsten Lehnert, CEO of RAILPOOL GmbH, explains: “Since its foundation, RAILPOOL has been on a continuous growth journey. Continuity is also on top of our agenda when it comes to our full service competence, which builds the foundation of the value proposition to our customers. We are very pleased about the expanded operational maintenance capacity and the increase in qualified employees.”
Christoph Engel, who manages RAILPOOL Lokservice GmbH & Co KG, takes over the management of ajax Loktechnik GmbH from Maja Halver and Tim Müller. Maja Halver, who founded the company with her partner in 2010, will remain associated with the company in an advisory role.
“We are very glad that Maja Halver will continue supporting us as a consultant. She has built up ajax Loktechnik and is an important source of knowledge. Like us at RAILPOOL, she is also a competent and passionate rail professional and we look forward to continuing our good cooperation,” adds Ingo Wurzer, CFO of RAILPOOL GmbH.
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