Ludmila Steinborn, GATX Technical Services Coordinator, is happy to share that our company “plays a small but important part – our department’s goal is to recycle each car at 100% while working with key partners.” CMC Poland Sp. z o.o., is one such collaboration. The leading long-steel manufacturer makes high-quality, affordable steel from our old railcars: a tangible and effective solution for business and environment alike. “Cut into small pieces and heated to melt in 2,000 plus degree functioning ovens, our old railcars are thus transformed into new steel that is then made into first-rate wires. In this way, old rail products are given a second life to serve subsequently across diverse industries including construction, agriculture, energy, machines, and other consumer good markets,” Ludmila adds.
Inevitably, reaching for such environmental and economically sustainable solutions affects not only GATX Rail Europe, but also engages and flourishes other economic domains.
Götz Nink, CTO at GATX Rail Europe, confirms the importance of such partnerships and further adaptation of our industry’s green practices to progress forward. “Sustainability is not only for transport, but in everything we do – and so we are assessing and aiming high to make not only our railcars, but also every bit of our supply chain as climate neutral as possible” he said. Overall, we hope to have inspired our clients to join us in giving a simultaneous green light to both the environment and their businesses’ successful performance.
Monitor GATX Rail Europe’s existing services and future collaboration opportunities to learn how we aspire for greater sustainability, one step at a time.