• Total value: approx. Euro 8 million for the supply of 4 multi-purpose rail vehicles for the maintenance of railway lines, as well as for full maintenance service (FMS) for 6 years;
  • Customer: ELZEL Elektrizace železnic Praha, a leading company in the design, production, assembly and construction of catenary in Czech Republic and Slovakia;
  • This contract consolidates the international positioning of Tesmec Group in the field of designing and manufacturing of equipment and special vehicles for railway line operations, a sector in which the Group has already important experiences in Italy, USA, Norway and China.


18th , October 2019Tesmec S.p.A. (MTA, STAR: TES), at the head of a group leader in the market of infrastructures related to the transport and distribution of energy, data and materials, announces the signature, via its subsidiary Tesmec Rail S.r.l., of a contract with a total value of approx. Euro 8 million with the Czech Group Elektrizace železnic Praha a.s. (“ELZEL”) for the supply of railway vehicles equipped with signaling system, homologation and full maintenance service (FMS) for 6 years.

In detail, Tesmec Group will supply 4 rail vehicles with bogies for catenary maintenance, OCPD001-CZ, designed in compliance with the highest safety standards in force in the European Union according to the EN14033 standard. These are multi-purpose and versatile vehicles equipped with on-board control system for travelling in train mode (maximum speed 140 km/h), ensuring the activity of passenger trains in Italy without the interruption of the line. The vehicles are equipped with platform and crane with integrated wire positioner to guarantee operations in a safer, more efficient and faster way.

The contract also provides for the supply of diagnostic systems to measure the height and the polygonation of the catenary wire for the certification of the performed activities. The delivery of the rail vehicles will take place between January and June 2020.

ELZEL is a historic company, with more than 60 years of activity in Czech Republic and Slovakia: before becoming private, in fact, it was the state company for the electrification of the railway infrastructure network. It is therefore a high-standing partner for Tesmec Group, a new step in its internationalization strategy of the order portfolio and the first step in Eastern Europe, in which the Group aims to grow further.

Tesmec Group is active in the design and manufacturing of rail equipment and special vehicles for line operations, specialized in the production of advanced systems for the electrification and maintenance of railway networks. The Group has patents for the management of railway vehicles and for devices related to catenary maintenance. Thanks to its unique technologies, the Group has thus gained significant international recognition as a supplier of highly innovative equipment and services. The contract with ELZEL confirms, therefore, the great design and development capacity of the Group which, after the important experiences in the USA, Norway and China, operates now also in Italy with RFI – Rete Ferroviaria Italiana SpA, the company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, and in France with the supply of the mechanized jobsite TSO for SNCF, the company in charge of the French national railway network management.

Ambrogio Caccia Dominioni, President and CEO of Tesmec SpA, commented as follow: “The contract with ELZEL confirms the high technological level reached by our railway systems and the quality of Tesmec know-how, which have been the basis for the agreement. We intend to continue to focus on specific areas, highly technological markets such as Central Europe, France, UK, USA and Scandinavia where the efficiency of the railway infrastructure is the key to a high-quality service level for the passengers.”

Tesmec Group

Tesmec Group is leader in designing, manufacturing and selling of systems, technologies and integrated solutions for the construction, maintenance and efficiency of infrastructures related to the transport and distribution of energy, data and material. In details, the Group is active in the following sectors: 1) transmission and distribution power lines (stringing equipment for the installation of conductors and the underground cable laying, electronic devices and sensors for the management, monitoring and energy automation); 2) underground civil infrastructures (high powered tracked trenchers for linear excavation of oil, gas and water pipelines, telecommunication networks and drainage operations; surface miners for bulk excavation, quarries and site preparation; specialized digging services); 3) railway lines (railway equipment for the installation and maintenance of the catenary and for special applications, e.g. snow removal from track; new generation power unit). The Group, established in 1951 and led by Chairman & CEO Ambrogio Caccia Dominioni, relies on more than 850 employees and has the production plants in Italy – in Grassobbio (Bergamo), Endine Gaiano (Bergamo), Sirone (Lecco), Monopoli (Bari), in the USA, in Alvarado (Texas) and in France, in Durtal, as well as three research and development units respectively in Fidenza (Parma), Padua and Patrica (FS). The Group also has a global commercial presence through foreign subsidiaries and sales offices in USA, South Africa, Russia, Qatar, China and France. The know-how achieved in the development of specific technologies and solutions, and the presence of engineering teams and highly skilled technicians, allow Tesmec to directly manage the entire production chain: from the design, production and sale of machinery, to all pre-sales and post-sales. All product lines are developed in accordance with the ISEQ (Innovation, Safety, Efficiency and Quality) philosophy, with environmental sustainability and energy conservation in mind.

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