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US rail supplier invests in locomotive manufacturing

GE Transportation, headquartered in Chicago, USA, has completed the purchase of a 50% stake in Astana-based locomotive manufacturer Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ) from Kazakhstan’s national railway company, KTZ. LKZ was established in 2009.  It was a 50:50 joint venture between KTZ and Russia’s largest rail equipment producer, Transmashholding. LKZ manufactures and markets locomotives, including single-unit mainline freight locomotives with AC/AC electric transmission and axial regulated traction. It serves state and private railways in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Mongolia, and other countries in the CIS region.  (ben)


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