Mercitalia Maintenance, the new Polo company for the maintenance and overhaul of freight railcars

Rome, 21 December 2018

Mercitalia Maintenance was established as a new company of the Polo Mercitalia (FS Italiane Group) specialised in the maintenance and overhaul of freight railcars for use in goods transport. 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 Rail

Mercitalia Rail (Polo Mercitalia), with a turnover of EUR 501 million in 2017, is the leading railway company in Italy in the cargo sector and is one of the most important operators in Europe.

It offers a complete range of solutions for conventional and combined transport, ensuring connections between main ports, interports, terminals, industrial hubs, throughout Italy and on international transit corridors. The company has a significant fleet of wagons (around 15,500) specialised by type of transportable good.

Lucchini RS

Lucchini RS, with a consolidated turnover of 412 million euros in 2017, specialises in the design, production and sale of wheels, axles and high-end assembly halls, and of complex solutions such as digital prediction, anti-ballast protection and noise reduction systems, as well as providing related services such as inspection and overhaul of wheelsets, railway carriages and other related components.

In the forged and cast steel products sector, the Group mainly supplies the automotive and mechanical, oil & gas, power generation and heavy industry sectors, and has a particularly strong focus on industrial integration, from steel production up to the finishing process.

The company’s main operational headquarters are in Lovere (BS) and it has a number of subsidiaries:

  • six industrial subsidiaries in England, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium and South Africa
  • two in Italy: Lucchini Mamé Forge and Lucchini Tool Steel;
  • three commercial subsidiaries in China and India and in the United States;
  • one important industrial joint venture in China.