GATX staff welcomed SNF representatives at the GATX in-house workshop in Ostroda, Poland for a demonstration of the construction processes on our new 15 x 2591 tank cars. SNF specializes in water treatment for municipalities, industries, oil & gas, paper mill, textile, and cosmetic markets with the aim to improve quality of water.
With water becoming a threatened resource globally, the company plans to increase production significantly within the next five years and uses the most sustainable mode of transport, where possible, including GATX railcars. SNF representative Pierre Congard was very satisfied with GATX’s dedication to a quality construction process, technical explanations, the production steps and the demonstrated results, which was also confirmed by Valentine Peresson, an independent expert invited by SNF. Throughout the visit, our customers were happy to witness in detail every construction step, a view inside the tank, and observe the wheelset maintenance, blasting and painting. The customer confirmed that all of their requirements were fully met. The wagons recorded a 18.104.22.168 degree of cleanliness and will be securely stored at Ostroda until the delivery date. Our teams will accompany SNF to its planned use of our telematics and sensor solutions for better logistics monitoring. We expect the cars to be promptly completed and receive ERA authority approval soon in order to meet the expected final delivery in fall.
Following the successful outcome, we are discussing further railcar collaboration projects with SNF. We look forward to working with SNF and deepening our partnership.