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Budimex invests over PLN 100 million in rolling stock

Budimex invests over PLN 100 million in rolling stock
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28 / 07 / 2021

Budimex, the largest construction company in Poland, plans to acquire new equipment fully adapted for movement on the railway in order to increase flexibility and full independence in the implementation of construction contracts in the segment of rail works and the development of traction networks. The company's machine park will be enriched with new tamping machines, welding shops for welding rails, a machine for adjusting track ballast, draisine, and also several dozen special cars. Budimex will have a total of over 80 units of rolling stock and track machines. The cost of investment in the new park will cost 129 million zł.

Budimex is already preparing to receive two machines (a tamping machine and a track ballast machine), which should be delivered to Poland from the manufacturer Plasser & Theurer at the turn of July and August this year.  The company decided to invest in its own resources in the field of railway equipment in 2018, when it purchased a network train and two two-way vehicles for suspension of nets, as well as Unimat and CSM jacks, special cars, etc. The next phase of investment in new equipment aims to contribute to the complete independence of Budimex during the implementation of construction activities.

‘‘ After a phase of test work in the installation of overhead lines, we have been working in this area for more than half a year using our own equipment and staff.  We needed some time for implementation, but now, for example, on the order of Warszawa Zachodnia railway station, we do all the work on the installation of the overhead contact line ourselves.  We plan to further develop our competencies in this area and carry out independent work on other contracts ‘‘ - says Maciej Olek, Director of Railway Construction at Budimex S.A.

Budimex makes every effort to operate on its own equipment.  Rental takes place only in exceptional situations, most often when accumulating multiple jobs at once or in circumstances that make it difficult to transport machines from one construction site to another.  Buying new equipment is an investment for years.  Budimex plans to enter the international market, and if there are railway contracts, these machines will also be used for activities abroad ‘‘ - adds Maciej Olek.

BUDIMEX SA is a company with more than 50 years of tradition, which has a significant share in the economic development of Poland.  The company has made thousands of modern infrastructure, cubature, and industrial investments.  The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1995.  Budimex's strategic investor is a Spanish multinational company - Ferrovial.