Freight One’s car repair plant has opened its service center to repair cassette-type bearings
As part of its repair strategy, Freight One has significantly expanded the range of services provided by its subsidiary car repair enterprise Gryazi (JSC GRP Gryazi) in Lipetsk region. The service center of the company is ready to accept orders to repair STBU SKF cassette-type bearings for innovative freight cars of other owners.
“As part of our cooperation with the bearing manufacturer SKF, in the end of the last year we opened a certified service center with the capacity of seven thousand bearings a year. The capabilities of the new site were tested last year on Freight One's railroad car fleet. During the four months of 2020, more than five hundred bearings were repaired. This resulted in significant savings - the repair of these parts at our enterprise makes it possible not only to optimize the detention time for cars under repair, but also to eliminate the cost of transporting cassette-type bearings to the service center. I am sure that our clients will appreciate this opportunity,” Alexander Osintsev, General Director of GRP Gryazi, said.
In addition to the repair of SKF cassette-type bearings, last April JSC GRP Gryazi received a permission to repair hopper cars for the transportation of cement, which made it possible to repair 287 units of this type of rolling stock in 9 months. In addition, the company expanded its warehouse area, providing additional storage facilities for wheelsets and other spare parts for Freight One's cars.