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JSC Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant (TVSZ)

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is a Russian manufacturer of new-generation rolling stock, the industry leader in the CIS. The plant is the main production facility of RPC “United Wagon Company”.

18 400
freight wagons per year
wagon models and modifications
9 500
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Launched in January 2012, Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is the youngest yet the most innovative among the Russian transport engineering enterprises. The plant is located in the city of Tikhvin, Leningrad region. The current production capacities of Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant are 18,400 freight cars, 30,000 casting sets and 67,000 wheel sets per year. TVSZ offers over 20 highly demanded freight car models. In 2017, Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant produced 17,000 freight cars with increased carrying capacity.


Unparalleled consumer properties, operational reliability and economic efficiency make Tikhvin Freight Car Building plant a strong competitor on the global rolling stock cars market which stands out among its Russian counterparts. In its first five years of operation at the CIS rail network, almost 130m tonnes of cargo was carried in gondola cars produced by TVSZ, which is 15% more than the amount of cargo carried in old type cars. 


Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is a full-cycle production facility. The consistency of technological parameters which is key to the plant’s product quality is achieved by using over 100 industrial robots and 20 automated production lines. TVSZ quality management system complies with the international standard ISO/TS 22163:2017.

State projects involvement

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is an active participant of the state heavy haul development program. 27 tf gondola cars manufactured by TVSZ participate in the Russian Railways integrated testing program running until 2018. Increased carrying capacity 27 tf bogies were designed with the goals of the Development Strategy of the Railway Transport in the Russian Federation till 2030 in mind.


TVSZ products have high export potential. In 2017, TVSZ was awarded a certificate of the Association of American Railroads (ARR) and set to the export of car casting for freight cars used on the rail network of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The enterprise products are also in demand in the countries of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In 2018 Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant became an approved supplier to Deutsche Bahn, Europe’s largest railway operator. Q2 Quality Status assigned to the Plant opens before it wide opportunities for entering the European market.

RPC “United Wagon Company” plans to export up to 20% of its products.

The new generation TVSZ freight cars were designed at All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology (a subsidiary of the railway holding RPC “United Wagon Company”).

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TVSZ is the main production facility of RPC “United Wagon Company”

Research and production corporation “United Wagon Company” is the leading innovative manufacturer in the 1520 mm gauge area. The railway holding includes Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, TikhvinChemMash, TikhvinSpetsMash, NPC “Springs”, transport company UNICON 1520 and the leasing companies under the RAIL1520 brand, as well as the car-repair enterprise TAP Titran-Express. The holding’s research activities are supervised by All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology.


RPC “United Wagon Company” has unique industry-specific expertise in its field and owns world-level production assets. Powerful design capabilities, global access to components of other standards, an agile and effective manufacturing structure as well as the readiness to make build-to-suit freight cars for any client and any gauge are the pillars supporting the Company’s success.
Uniwagon North America Corp. (New Jersey) represents RPC “United Wagon Company” in the U.S., fulfilling the railway holding’s plan to bring its products to the North American market.
The Company’s products are popular with consumers in North America, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Collaboration with global leaders

RPC “United Wagon Company“ runs joint ventures with Wabtec Corp. and Timken, global suppliers of hi-tech railroad products.

Compliance with international standards

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant was recognised as compliant with ISO/TS 22163:2017, the new international railway quality management system standard in 2017. The TVSZ products are also certified in accordance with the AAR requirements.

Certificate is valid until 01/15/2020
Legal and business address
187556, Leningrad Region, Tikhvin District, Tikhvin, Promploschadka area, 6, building 1, office 207
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Company location region
Leningrad Region, Tikhvin
Manufacturer type
Large Business
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