Swedish rail operator SJ has extended its contract with maintenance service supplier Euromaint, as well as signed a agreement to reprocess bogies on its passenger carriages and X2000 trains.
The maintenance of SJ’s fleet of X2000 tilting trains will start in March 2016.
SJ has expanded the agreement to also cover component maintenance and reprocessing bogies for the vehicle types.
Euromaint CEO Ove Bergkvist said: "Our aim is to contribute to further improvement in the punctuality and availability of SJ’s vehicles.
"By taking a more comprehensive responsibility for the vehicles, we get more efficient coordination and can contribute by developing the collaboration even more and therefore maintain high quality and delivery capacity."
The bogie assignment will include revision to corrective maintenance and is carried out at Euromaint’s Örebro component workshop.
Euromaint’s reprocessing of bogies in Örebro is claimed to be the largest in Sweden.
The company has rebuilt the workshop and concentrated operations under one roof, which will shorten through-put times, increase quality and offer more efficient operations.
SJ chief purchasing officer Björn Holmberg said: "Euromaint has long experience and high levels of expertise and meets our high requirements for availability, reliability and punctuality. We see the several advantages to continuing our collaboration with Euromaint."
In July 2013, Euromaint Rail secured a contract from SJ to provide maintenance services for locomotives that run between Sala and Linköping.