SHUNTER IS ACTIVE FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF
COMPANIES IN THE RAIL FREIGHT INDUSTRY
In the initial period of the liberalisation of the rail freight market, Shunter was founded as a dedicated maintenance company for the rail freight market. With its extensive knowledge of, and continuous involvement with, the Dutch rail freight market, Shunter has become the market leader in locomotive maintenance. There are number possibilities for repair and overhaul of freight wagons, as well.
Shunter is the ideal maintenance company for rail freight carriers because, with their very extensive knowledge, equipment and certifications, they can carry out all required maintenance and repairs in one organisation. This, combined with the favourable location of the workshops at Waalhaven and Maasvlakte make Shunter a true one stop shop.
PASSENGER TRANSPORT COMPANIES
Shunter has a great deal of experience in projects, as well as damage repair to passenger rolling stock. They also have extensive experience with reprofiling of wheel sets for passenger vehicles for mainline exploitation as well as for local systems like metros and trams . If desired, Shunter is also able to carry out the standard maintenance on entire multiple unit trains.
Leasing companies often have many costly rolling stock units that must be kept in an optimal condition throughout its service life to be rented to railway undertakings. Shunter has workshops in Rotterdam where this can be carried out optimally.
Shunter also understands that prompt communication regarding the status of the vehicle is crucial for the leasing companies who in turn have to inform the underlying users. Shunter can respond to this requirement effectively with multilingual planners and an effective information system.
If you are a rail contractor, you generally have your own maintenance organisation for your “yellow fleet”. Nevertheless, the capacity, knowledge, certification or equipment may not always be available for specific work. This can include, for example:
Work on wheel sets or train protection systems;
EN15085 certified welding work;
In addition, during a large project, your own fleet of locomotives can be insufficient. For that reason, Shunter has various rental locomotives available, including locomotives for work on metro networks.
SHIPPERS / TERMINALS
As a shipper or terminals, you deal with rail equipment in various ways. This can relate to periodic loading or unloading of a wagon, but can also mean that you handle large numbers of trains each day.
Shunter supports you in the work of carrying out activities from short-cycle maintenance work to locomotive rentals and the overhauling your own locomotive fleet.