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  • Why is RCG involved in the development of wagons?

    • RCG's high quality, long-standing expertise and strong international network in the rail logistics sector are impressive
    • With a well-founded understanding of the needs in the most diverse industries (e.g. automotive, wood, steel, intermodal) and customer segments (shippers, logisticians, energy supply companies, lessors) paired with our in-house experience and voestalpine's material know-how, we have jointly developed TransANT.
  • Why is this innovation needed?

    • The design of freight wagons has shown little innovation in recent decades. In addition, the needs of our customers have changed considerably.
    • A modular design that can be used universally for different types of goods is desired.
    • The advantages: greater flexibility, consideration of different maintenance frequencies and adaptation to the customer's logistics requirements.
  • What exactly is TransANT?

    • TransANT consists of two components:
      • 1. Standardized platform (available in different lengths)
      • 2. Modular design (easily exchangeable and available in various industry-specific versions)
    • The most important design principles were: Weight optimization, standardization and modularization in manufacturing and maintenance as well as the use of high-strength structural steels.
    • In addition, TransANT has roll-of lift capacity and is suitable for an automatic central buffer coupling (excl. 33ft).
  • Why TransANT? What does the name mean?

    • With TransANT we have oriented ourselves towards nature - the power animal ant.
    • TransANT lifts a multiple of your own body weight.
    • The ant's body structure is comparable to the skeletal design of the platform wagon.
    • The prefix "Trans" indicates that it is a logistics product.
  • Is it possible to develop new superstructures/wagons?

    • Yes, the development of new industry-specific superstructures is part of the further development of TransANT.
    • Technical adaptations are possible at any time and are adapted to customer needs or demand.
  • Can TransANT also be used as a container wagon?

    • Yes, in this case TransANT is balasted to the minimum weight. Due to the modularization and component standardization, TransANT is a real alternative to a standard container wagon.
    • The wagon can also be changed to one type (60ft container wagon becomes a 60ft Ea wagon).
  • How long is the lifetime of the superstructure?

    • The advantage of TransANT is that the bodies can be exchanged more flexibly than with conventional freight wagons.
    • In this way, changed logistics or demand situations can also be taken into account.
    • After the platform is intended for a usage period (up to / over 30 years), the superstructures can be exchanged in a shorter usage horizon.

Do you have any questions or require further information?

Please send an E-Mail to transant@railcargo.com