VTG Rail UK Ltd
VTG Rail UK Ltd is an award-winning organisation, pioneering innovative design, leading research and the development of industry standards for rail freight rolling stock. As part of VTG AG, Europe’s leading wagon hire and rail logistics company, it has substantial experience and resources underpinning its UK operations.
VTG’s UK fleet of around 2,800 wagons comprises a bulk sector for dry and solid products, a tank sector for petroleum and chemical products and an intermodal sector covering a comprehensive range of container platforms. VTG Group’s acquisition of Swiss based European wagon hire company AAE has increased the intermodal sector of the UK fleet by around 700 platforms.
New wagons are added regularly as part of a continuous replenishment process, being chosen to meet emerging market demands, as well as specific customer requirements. Fleet highlights include VTG’s ground breaking Ecofret wagon, which has changed the economic rules of intermodal traffic by virtually eliminating costly wasted space as well as our aluminium bodied cement and petroleum wagons giving a payload advantage of 5 tonnes compared to steel alternatives. VTG also pioneered the large-scale movement of biomass by rail, and can now supply “re-purposed” coal wagons, in an optimised form to carry aggregates.
As well as supplying purpose built or modified vehicles to meet customer requirements under flexible leasing arrangements, VTG is also an accredited “Entity in Charge of Maintenance”, and acts as both Keeper and ECM for all of the wagons in its fleet, ensuring full regulatory compliance. With additional offerings including purchase and leaseback, and a bespoke wagon management package for private wagon owners, VTG remains your number one choice.