The Dniprovahonmash rolling stock plant has manufactured and delivered to the customer for testing 33-foot flatcars with modular superstructures, namely MultiBox bodies, designed for operation on the 1435 mm track gauge in the European Union.

The company announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The newly built railcars have already passed technical acceptance by the customer and have been handed over for further operational testing.

"Innovative design, state-of-the-art materials, specialization: these are the aspects that our entire team worked on... Developed in Austria, manufactured in Ukraine," Dniprovahonmash said.

In photos released by the company, the railcars look very similar to the new generation of railcars recently unveiled in Austria and designed to transport scrap metal. These railcars have a shorter base and a reinforced structure (thanks to the use of special steel), which allows them to increase their carrying capacity by 30% compared to traditional models.

In the fall of 2023, Dniprovahonmash delivered the first MultiBox wagons intended for operation on the railways of the European Union within the framework of the innovative project implemented in cooperation with TransANT GmbH (Austria). In April this year, TAS Dniprovahonmash shipped a batch of lightweight Eamnos wagons under the DB2 project, in which TransANT is the developer. The 33-foot, four-axle MultiBox Eamnos railcar is designed to transport crushed stone, iron ore, scrap, and bulk cargo.

Serhii Tihipko's TAS Group owns 61% of TransAnt. Railcars for the Austrian company are manufactured at Dniprovahonmash.