VTG Rail UK Ltd is the UK’s leading rail wagon leasing organisation, pioneering innovation in rail freight rolling stock, setting the standard for customer service and leading the development of industry standards. As part of VTG AG, Europe’s leading wagon hire and rail logistics company, it has substantial experience and resources underpinning its UK operations.
Following its acquisition and integration of the Nacco CIT business, VTG’s UK fleet now comprises around 4,500 wagons including a “standard freight” sector for dry and solid products, a tank sector for petroleum and chemical products plus an intermodal sector covering a comprehensive range of container platforms including the award-winning Ecofret, and Megafret platforms suitable for International traffic via the Channel Tunnel. Supplementing these wagon fleets is the latest addition to VTG’s portfolio, its Modular Sector which brings a range of highly flexible materials handling solutions to the market.
New wagons are added regularly to meet emerging market demands and specific customer requirements, as part of a continuous improvement and replenishment process. In addition to its groundbreaking Ecofret wagon, saving money by eliminating wasted space on maritime intermodal trains, VTG has received awards for its introduction of high efficiency, aluminium bodied cement wagons plus the first fleet of UK biomass wagons. More recently, the company led the industry in “re-purposing” redundant coal hoppers, optimising them for aggregates traffic following the downturn in the ESI coal market. VTG is at the forefront of the push for digitalisation across the rail freight sector, installing its “Connect” GPS tracking and monitoring system to its UK and European fleets, and currently developing and trialling a range of new digital solutions for the benefit of its customers.
In addition to providing the UK’s most comprehensive fleet of purpose-designed and built rail vehicles on 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 to ensure full regulatory compliance. With the ability to offer tailored solutions including purchase and leaseback, and a bespoke wagon management package for private owners, VTG remains your number one choice in rail wagon leasing.