Mercitalia Group is the group of companies of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane that works in freight transports and logistics.Starting from January 2017, it has the mission of overhauling and relaunching the FS Group’s freight business, by developing integrated solutions which can get the most out of rail transport.
Mercitalia Group is composed by eight companies: Mercitalia Logistics is the holding company which is also specialized to valorize the real estate value of logistics facilities, and in integrated logistics services. Mercitalia Logistics controls Mercitalia Rail, which is the largest Italian rail freight company; the TX Logistik Group, which is Germany’s second-largest rail freight company, operating in many European countries; Mercitalia Intermodal, Italy’s largest combined transport operator, and the third largest in Europe; Mercitalia Transport & Services, which specializes in road freight transport and value-added logistics; Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal, one of the largest intermodal terminal operator in Italy, specialized in shunting rail and maintenance of rolling stock activities, design, construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure; TERALP (Terminal AlpTransit), which specializes in building cutting-edge intermodal terminal.
The creation of an integrated group of companies for freight transport and logistics will optimize services, within a coordinated and synergetic operating model, allowing the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group to be competitive and to have a more relevant position in the market.
Mercitalia Group turns over around a billion Euros a year, employing about 5.000 people and has a fleet of around 26.000 wagons and nearly 700 locomotives. Important investments will be made over the next ten years: rollingstock will be modernised and expanded (wagons and electric locomotives for both the domestic and European markets); and three latest-generation intermodal terminals will be built in Milan, Brescia and Piacenza in order to fully exploit the freight traffic increase between Italy and the rest of Europe allowed by the new transalpine lines across Switzerland. Significant investment will also be made in information technology and safety systems, as well as strategic acquisitions of companies so as to grow the business at both a national and international level.
The strategies that Mercitalia Group will deploy to compete in the European logistics and freight transport market will concentrate on the large transport transalpine rail Corridors to/from Italy, the main rail backbones connecting northern and southern Italy, interconnection between the min areas of economic activity and the largest ports some important traffic routes between industrial and commercial centres in Europe our country and the European countries where we decide to operate enlargement of our presence on the value chain, both up and downstream from rail traction.
Mercitalia Rail Srl, 100% owned by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, is the society dedicated to rail freight. It operates in Italy and abroad by promoting, implementing and managing every initiative and service in the field of rail transport of goods, including any instrumental activities, complementary and connected.
Board of Directors
Board Chairman: Fabrizio Favara
Chief Executive Officer: Gian Paolo Gotelli
Board member: Paola Goi
Chief Executive Officer: Gian Paolo Gotelli
Administration, Finance and Control Department: Federico Mogioni
Human Resource and Organisation Department: Rosario Izzo
Information Technology Department: Pier Paolo Argiolas
Technical Department: Enrico Paoletti
Operation Department: Emanuele De Santis
Commercial Department: Gianpiero Strisciuglio
Purchase Department: Rocco Maurizio Romano
Mercitalia Logistics is the company of Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane that offers integrated logistics and asset development solutions to efficiently and effectively answer the requests for freight mobility of the national and international market, and as such contribute to the strategic positioning of the Group.
The offer of Mercitalia Logistics solidifies into logistics integrated with services that include goods deposit, handling and order management from the production premises to the large-scale retail channel consumer market, and developing its real estate.
The company has logistics infrastructures throughout Italy. Mercitalia Logistics is present on the market with its own Business Units.
It deals mainly with large institutional clients (BU Omniaexpress) and the distribution logistics of fast-moving consumer goods.
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Integration, systemic vision, synergy, optimisation of resources and service quality are the key words that direct the mission towards three main objectives:
Board of Directors
Chairman: Ivan Soncini
Managing Director: Marco Gosso
Board Members: Francesco Parlato, Stefano Petrucci, Wanda Ternau
Board of Auditors
Chairman: Davide Rossetti
Regular Auditor: Cesare Carassai
Regular Auditor: Maria Cristina Moretti
Alternate Auditor: Silvana Amadori
Alternate Auditor: Pier Giorgio Cempella
The new company, made up of Mercitalia Rail and Lucchini RS (Lucchini RS Group), will build and operate at the Milan intermodal shunting yard – near the new terminal to be built by TerAlp (Polo Mercitalia) – one of the most advanced in Europe.
The Mercitalia Maintenance workshop, built and managed by combining industry 4.0 principles, will be highly industrialised and equipped with state-of-the-art production lines to meet most of Polo Mercitalia’s wagon maintenance needs and those of other customers.
Mercitalia Rail and Lucchini RS are leading companies in their respective industrial sectors with a high level of technical expertise in the management and maintenance of railcars.
Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal manages centres equipped for intermodal transport, even at the service of interports or similar structures, and it also carries out terminal services, manages the transport of third-party freight and products in general using tank containers, containers, cisterns, rail tankers and railway carriages.
Mercitalia Intermodal is one of the largest European operators that manages, organises and markets Combined Rail-Road Transport services. Mercitalia Intermodal works both nationally and internationally, managing a network of trains that connects more than 150 intermodal terminals located throughout Europe
Established in 1999 at Bad Honnef, TX LOGISTIK is today one of the largest railway transport companies in Europe. It designs transport networks without “boundaries”, and develops personalised freight transport solutions from A to Z.
TerAlp (Terminal AlpTransit Srl) produces and manages freight railway terminals in Northern Italy with the purpose of developing – within areas in the heart of the existing railway stops of Milano Smistamento and Brescia, currently the property of Mercitalia Logistics – front running intermodal terminals dedicated to the unaccompanied combined transport of freight and equipped with rail-rail and rail-road transfer systems of the Intermodal Transport Units (Unità di Trasporto Intermodale (UTI).