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Akiem Group signs acquisition of Macquarie European Rail’s rolling stock leasing business


After the February 17 announcement of the signature of a definitive agreement to acquire the rolling stock leasing business of Macquarie European Rail (MER) and following approval by the competent authorities, Akiem Group can now confirm finalisation of the transaction on 23 April 2020.


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Akiem Group acquires Macquarie Europe Rail’s rolling stock leasing business



Akiem Group, the leading European locomotive lessor, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Macquarie Europe Rail’s rolling stock leasing business.



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Akiem and Bombardier unveil first TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland at TRAKO


Mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation and locomotive leasing company Akiem present the new BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC3 locomotive for Poland at the TRAKO 2019 international railway fair, taking place in Gdansk, Poland from September 24 to 27. The event is the largest rail industry meeting in Poland, presenting state-of-the-art transport systems and railway infrastructure.


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Successful signing of a €1,200M financing package for Akiem Group


On 5th August 2019, Akiem Group signed a €1,200M financing package to refinance its current debt and support its future growth.


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Akiem and Bombardier launch innovative TRAXX DC locomotive in Poland


Mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation and rolling stock leasing company Akiem introduced the innovative BOMBARDIER* TRAXX* DC3 locomotive for Poland today during a media event at Bombardier’s site in Wroclaw, Poland. The TRAXX DC3 locomotive is now the most modern and efficient vehicle operating under direct current in Poland.


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Akiem and Bombardier sign contracts to supply a total of 33 TRAXX locomotives



Akiem and mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation have signed two contracts under frame contracts to deliver a total of 33 BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives.


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Akiem signs a sale and leaseback contract with NS for 45 locomotives



On 24 May, NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) and Akiem signed a sale and leaseback agreement for 45 Bombardier TRAXX modern locomotives.


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Interporto Servizi Cargo signs full-service contract with Akiem for 10 locomotives



On 27 March, Interporto Servizi Cargo (ISC) and Akiem signed a 10-year full-service leasing contract for 10 TRAXX MS3 locomotives to be delivered in 2019, with an option for six more. Intended for Interporto Servizi Cargo freight operations, these locomotives will be able to operate on the Italian domestic market on both standard and high-speed lines due to its multisystem capability (3 kv DC, 15 and 25 kv AC) and will connect with both the German and Austrian networks.


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Akiem acquires German company mgw Service to expand its maintenance offering in Europe


Akiem acquires German company mgw Service to expand its maintenance offering in Europe


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Hector Rail signs a full-service provision contract with mgw Service


Hector Rail and mgw Service signed a five-year full-service provision contract. The two parties will be collaborating to deliver a comprehensive maintenance strategy for Hector Rail’s growing modern fleet. Maintenance operations are due to start in January 2018.


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Alstom wins contract for the mid-life overhaul of 23 locomotives for Akiem


Alstom has been chosen by Akiem to carry out the mid-life overhaul1 of 23 BB 36000 locomotives. The contract follows a first agreement signed at the end of April 2016 for the mid-life overhaul of 7 locomotives of the same type, operated in Morocco.


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Bombardier Hands Over First Three of 52 TRAXX Locomotives to Akiem



Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has recently handed over three BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC locomotives to the rolling stock leasing company Akiem, who then passed them directly over to lessee HSL Logistik GmbH. This double handover took place yesterday at Bombardier’s Kassel site.


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Vossloh Locomotives wins major locomotive contract



Vossloh Locomotives in Kiel, subsidiary of Vossloh AG, signed a contract for the delivery of 44 DE 18 diesel-electric locomotives with French company Akiem S.A.S.


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