Summer greetings


Kiruna Wagon celebrates 20 years during 2024. It has been two decades of an uncompromising promise to our customers: to provide wagons of higher quality and sustainability, and with better transport efficiency than our competitors can offer.  Our journey could have ended many years ago. For example, if we had compromised on quality and only competed on low CAPEX. Or if we had delivered substandard maintenance, and at the same time moved our base and engineering expertise to another location with more convenient recruitment opportunities. We didn't. In fact, we never even considered the idea. "Dig where you stand" is [...]

Summer greetings2024-06-19T07:39:28+00:00

Kiruna Wagon delivers 100 new wagons for LKAB


Press release April 2024 Kiruna Wagon delivers 100 new wagons for LKAB Kiruna Wagon's oldest and largest customer, LKAB, has ordered 100 new F050 bottom dumping wagons for the transportation of iron ore products to the ports of Luleå and Narvik. So far, over 1100 units of the classic ore wagon have been produced. Kiruna Wagon was founded in 2004. In the same year, the first ore wagon was delivered to LKAB in collaboration with Kockums Industrier AB and the local companies, GMK AB, KGS and Nybergs Mekaniska Verkstad. "The vast majority of the wagons are still in [...]

Kiruna Wagon delivers 100 new wagons for LKAB2024-04-26T13:30:06+00:00

Kiruna Wagon delivers new wagons to Södra Cell


Press release February 2024 Kiruna Wagon delivers new wagons to Södra Cell Kiruna Wagon has just delivered the first batch of wagons in a series of 22 units to Södra Cell's pulp mill in Värö, near Varberg. – We've been working closely with the customer to meet their expectations. We've been flexible and open to changes along the way, and it's great to now see the wagons rolling out," says Carl Ordéus, Quality manager and purchasing at Kiruna Wagon. The wagons, designed by Kiruna Wagon, have undergone extensive testing in harsh climates to ensure their reliability. They boast [...]

Kiruna Wagon delivers new wagons to Södra Cell2024-04-26T05:48:50+00:00

Kiruna Wagon signs agreement with LKAB for new production and refurbishment of ore wagons


Press release November 21, 2022 Kiruna Wagon signs agreement with LKAB for new production and refurbishment of ore wagons On the left, a wagon previously modified for transporting fine-grained material. On the right, wagon number 1000 of the approximately 1200 F050 pellet wagons in LKAB's wagon fleet. Kiruna Wagon has signed a contract with LKAB for the production of 100 new ore wagons and for the refurbishment and restoration of 92 existing wagons. The project involves both an expansion of the mining company's entire wagon fleet and the modernisation of existing wagons for continued use. Since the start of construction [...]

Kiruna Wagon signs agreement with LKAB for new production and refurbishment of ore wagons2022-11-22T13:53:34+00:00

Kiruna Wagon in new collaboration with Egyptian Tahawy Rail


Kiruna Wagon has signed agreement with Egyptian Tahawy Rail for development and licensed manufacturing of self-discharging Side Dumper wagons. Kiruna Wagon’s licensed partner in North Africa and Middle East, Tahawy Rail, has won the procurement from Egyptian National Railway (ENR) to deliver 300 self-discharging Side Dumper wagons. Whilst the side tipping technology in its basic principles is proven for Boliden for more than 10 years, the new self-discharge function is based on innovative solutions. In this pre-development project one has managed to create a design that has both a lower tare weight and a lower centre of gravity than its [...]

Kiruna Wagon in new collaboration with Egyptian Tahawy Rail2022-06-28T17:07:33+00:00

Kiruna Wagon signs maintenance agreement with Boliden


Kiruna Wagon and Boliden have signed a new agreement for the maintenance of Boliden's Side Dumper wagon, Taimn091. The agreement is a milestone in the long-term collaboration between the companies. Commenting on the agreement, Kiruna Wagon's Service and Maintenance Manager, Mattias Gustafsson, said: “We are proud of our partnership with Boliden and see the renewed agreement as proof that our long-term collaboration works well. We work with all of their logistics players to increase quality and reduce Boliden's total costs, all the way from loading to unloading. We really believe in continued progress in that area.” The side-dumping wagon Taimn091 [...]

Kiruna Wagon signs maintenance agreement with Boliden2022-01-07T08:44:28+00:00

Maintenance as the link to efficient railway logistics


In the world of railway logistics, requirements are high regarding safety and quality. The price tag for transportation companies who want to meet the demands could therefore be expensive. But through preventive maintenance it is possible to decrease disruptions, while at the same time optimising the quality of rail wagons and reducing wear costs to a minimum. Those companies who succeed often work according to similar concepts. They have ongoing collaborations with partners and suppliers, as well as a plan for regular preventive maintenance. Another key to success is the meticulous documentation of measures taken to keep their wagon fleet [...]

Maintenance as the link to efficient railway logistics2022-01-07T09:00:40+00:00

Serial production for Egyptian National Railways to commence


After completion of prototype development and testing, Kiruna Wagon is now ready to commence serial production of bottom doors for 76 grain wagons for Egyptian National Railways (ENR). The unloading design consists of a bottom-dumping solution with two doors on each side of the grain wagon. The two door pairs are opened individually, which makes it possible to empty the goods on either side at a time. In this case, the customer has chosen a manual unloading solution, with a hand crank on the gearbox, but a solution for remote control can also be provided. For the opening function a [...]

Serial production for Egyptian National Railways to commence2022-01-07T15:45:17+00:00

Side Loader XL – new video


Side Loader XL is an innovative freight wagon with fully opening sides for unrestricted and super-efficient loading and unloading by forklift or wheel loader. Operated safely by a remote control, the entire 20-metre-long side opens vertically into a revolutionary large loading door, without supporting columns or sliding doors. We are very proud of the wagon's superlight truss construction, which makes the long door light, flexible and yet sufficiently strong. The design enables swift and safe access to the 51-square-metre loading area. In predecessors to this wagon, columns or sliding doors were common solutions. Our mission was to remove any elements [...]

Side Loader XL – new video2022-01-07T14:54:30+00:00

The TBU adapter is the modern alternative to bearing boxes


Simplified maintenance through modularisation and lower life-cycle costs are two cornerstones of Kiruna Wagon’s offering. Our proprietary TBU adapter is an example of products that reduce costs and increase the availability of railway wagons. TBU adapters offer an effective way to move from earlier bearings and bearing boxes to using modern, inexpensive and accessible TBUs that are mounted on the wheel axle and connect to the simple adapter. This is a good alternative for new construction, but it is also easy to calculate the return on investment by rebuilding your existing wagons for more efficient wheel axle changes. TBU stands [...]

The TBU adapter is the modern alternative to bearing boxes2022-01-07T08:58:59+00:00
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