Change of ownership
WORKSHOP COMPANY SOLD
TO THE RAILPOOL GROUP
April 12, 2018
The Hamburg-based Paribus Group has sold the workshop company northrail technical service GmbH & Co. KG to the RAILPOOL Group. In future, the company will offer its workshop services for locomotives and other rail vehicles under the name RAILPOOL Lok-Service GmbH & Co. KG.
Hamburg– As of 1 April 2018, the RAILPOOL Group has purchased from the Paribus Group all shares in the company northrail technical service GmbH & Co. KG (nts), a workshop for rail vehicles in Hamburg-Billbrook.
The current business and existing contracts will continue unchanged under the new owners. In future, the workshop will operate under the name RAILPOOL Lok-Service GmbH & Co. KG.
RAILPOOL Managing Director Torsten Lehnert: “The service site in Hamburg is ideally situated for the efficient maintenance of our over 200 locomotives. For the RAILPOOL Group, the purchase of the workshop is an important strategic investment. We will further expand the existing workshop capacities in the coming years specifically for the maintenance of electric locomotives.”
Dr Volker Simmering, Managing Director and Partner of the Paribus Group: “With its expertise, the locomotive workshop has made a valuable contribution in recent years to the technical management of the locomotives managed by our locomotive leasing company northrail GmbH. In the meantime, we have pooled the necessary expertise in the technical team of northrail GmbH and organise most of the necessary maintenance regionally at the respective sites. RAILPOOL, in turn, has gradually become nts’ largest customer in Hamburg with its electric mainline locomotives.”
Even after the change of ownership, northrail GmbH will remain a customer of the Hamburg workshop and will continue to request maintenance services there, primarily in the regional catchment area.
RAILPOOL is one of the leading rail vehicle rental companies with genuine expertise for full service from a single source. The company was founded in Munich in 2008 and operates in 14 European countries.
Further information at: www.railpool.eu
northrail GmbH (northrail) is a leading German asset manager and lessor of rail vehicles. The company was founded in 2008 and is majority-owned by the Paribus Group. The spectrum of northrail’s tasks ranges from advising on the purchase of vehicles to leasing, ongoing support for tenants, coordination of maintenance and repairs, and the sale of vehicles. northrail currently manages a pool of over 125 locomotives and 93 passenger vehicles.
Further information at: www.northrail.eu
About the Paribus-Gruppe
The Paribus Group, headquartered in Hamburg, initiates, designs and supports tangible asset investments for private and institutional investors in the asset classes of real estate and railway vehicles. The cornerstones are project planning, management and trusteeship. The total investment volume of current and already completed investments under Paribus management amounts to around €2.7 billion.
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