Alexander Hedderich to join the Hector Rail Group board of directors

Hector Rail Group board of directors has recently been strengthened by the appointment of Alexander Hedderich, effective as of November 15th. Hedderich has more than 25 years of experience from senior roles in the rail and logistics industry, including serving as CEO of DB Schenker Rail during 2009-2015. “I am pleased to welcome Alexander Hedderich to the board of directors. He has extensive experience from the industry and will be a great addition to the Hector Rail Group board” said Bo Lerenius, Chairman of the board of Hector Rail Group. Mr. Lerenius continues: “Alexander will play an important role in the Group's effort to drive growth in Continental Europe, which is a key step towards our vision of becoming the leading independent pan-European rail freight operator.”   About Hector Rail Group: Founded…
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Hector Rail Group CEO Steps down

The CEO of Hector Rail Group, Joakim Landholm, has elected to leave his position due to personal reasons. “The decision to leave the Hector Rail Group was a difficult one. I’m proud of what we have accomplished during this year but will step down due to personal reasons” says Joakim Landholm. “I am sad to see Joakim leave, but we have very competent management teams in each business unit to lead our efforts, a very good group management team, a clear strategy for the Group and strong support from our owners to back our plans” says Bo Lerenius, the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bo Lerenius continues “Since Joakim will continue in his position until next year, right now nothing changes – it is business as usual” The search…
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Hector Rail strengthens its position in Germany. Stig Kyster-Hansen appointed Managing Director for Hector Rail in Germany

Hector Rail is strengthening its position in Germany and continental Europe, which the company regards as a strategic and very important market with potential long-term growth opportunities for the Hector Rail Group. “To enable our growth ambition, we have decided to establish our German company as an independent business unit under the leadership of a new Managing Director. For that purpose, I am pleased to announce that Stig Kyster-Hansen has been appointed Managing Director for Hector Rail in Germany,” the Group CEO Joakim Landholm says. “In his role, Stig will be a new strong member of the Group Executive Management team,” Joakim continues. Stig – a Dane by birth – has a strong and diverse background in the European rail freight industry and has held leading positions within the DB…
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Hector Rail signs a full-service provision contract with mgw Service 

On 12 July, Hector Rail and mgw Service signed a five-year full-service provision contract. The two parties will be collaborating to deliver a comprehensive maintenance strategy for Hector Rail’s growing modern fleet. Maintenance operations are due to start in January 2018. "Weare thrilled to have won this important contract. It demonstrates confidence in our growing and effective company and it reinforces mgw Service as a high-quality maintenance provider in Sweden. Through this successful partnership with Hector Rail, mgw Service will go on developing maintenance services that will continuously improve fleet performance and availability," said Michaël Lautenbach, Managing Director of mgw Service. "I am very pleased that we have been able to expand our relationship with mgw service. By working in partnership, I am convinced that we will further develop Hector…
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Hector Rail signs new contract with Collicare logistics

On the 20th of September Collicare Logistics and Hector Rail AB exchanged and signed a 3 year contract which start on the 16th of October. The 2 companies will work together to connect 2 remote locations with an efficient and fast new route. “The train will go directly from Italy to Norway, and it will offer the fastest transit time in the market, says Ronny Nordmark, Development Manager in ColliCare. This means fast, price efficient and predictable shipping of our customers goods.”   “We choose to invest in a rail service now to offer the most price efficient transport from Italy to Norway. In addition, this is the most environmentally friendly method for transporting goods. We wish to keep focusing on the environment, and this train is definitely a step…
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Hector Rail will be the traction provider for Leo Express passenger railway transportations

Hector Rail will be the traction provider for Leo Express passenger railway transportation operating between Berlin and Stuttgart. The commercial traffic is due to start 24th August. Initially the trains will run 4 round trips per week, Thursday afternoon to Monday morning. Leo Express is responsible for the promotion of the trains and the marketing is supported by Flixbus. Flixbus is the biggest private coach operator in central Europe. Leo Express will provide the conductor and service staff and Hector Rail the locomotive and drivers.
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170807 Hector Rail signs new contract with LKAB

On the 20th June LKAB and Hector Rail AB signed a new 5-year contract, starting in December 2017. LKAB is the biggest Iron Ore producer in Europe and are based in Kiruna and Malmberget. Hector Rail is an independent freight logistics supplier for the European Rail Transport Market with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Both parties focus on ensuring their customers’ needs are met through quality, stability and reliability of results. The contract is to run traffic from Luleå to Kiruna via Malmberget 7 days a week, Hector Rail will also provide shunting in Luleå and Malmberget. To support both parties’ commitment to sustainability and the environment the new Vectron Locomotive has been selected for the contract. The Vectron maximizes the use of the electric locomotive and negates…
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David Knowles appointment to the post of MD to Hector Rail AB

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of David Knowles as Managing Director, Hector Rail AB, Sweden, effective on the 10th April 2017. David is currently COO of GB Railfreight and has been a key member of the Executive team for nearly 7 years. With over 25 years experience in the Railfreight Industry David has a wealth of operational and industry expertise. He has been accountable for the delivery of significant growth and the development of industry leading teams that have created and maintain GB Railfreight’s exceptional reputation and success. As well as leading and enabling company performance and efficiency, David will play a crucial role in helping Hector Rail AB achieve its strategic goals. David will have an important role to play in the development of the Hector…
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Hector Rail will manage SCA’s railway transports of round wood

Hector Rail will manage SCA's railway transports of round wood Hector Rail AB has entered into an agreement with SCA Skog AB to for ten years provide transports of round wood to SCA's mills and sawmills in northern Sweden, from Sundsvall in the south to Piteå in the north. In general, the new agreement will lead to increased train sizes. This means increased efficiency on SCA terminals in the railway operation and for the rail infrastructure. Hector Rail will as a consequence of the new operational set-up invest in new locomotives, which can haul heavier trains, regenerate electricity when braking and the mew locomotives can shunt in and out of terminals without need for a catenary. The wagon fleet will also be replaced to a new generation of wagons with…
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Hector Rail to transport more than 125 000 cars annually

Hector Rail and ARS Altmann have agreed that Hector Rail will transport cars from the south of Germany. In total Hector Rail will run approximately 600 000 train kms per year for ARS Altmann. The agreement is for three years. ARS Altmann is a provider of vehicle logistics solutions founded in 1975. The annual turnover is some 300 MEUR. Wagons are provided from ARS Altmann. - We are proud of the trust ARS Altmann has given us through this deal. This is our first contract for car transportation and an important step in our strategy to become an important player in the German rail market, says Mats Nyblom MD at Hector Rail AB. The traffic will start on January 9. The annual production will exceed 125 000 cars which means…
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