Inaguration ceremony in Malungsfors

Inaguration ceremony in Malungsfors

On Tuesday, August 20th, the Västerdalsbanan was re-opened in Malungsfors. Freight traffic ceased to and from the city over 20 years ago and is now resumed. The track has been renovated and trains can now run the route between Malungsfors and Rågsveden. During the inauguration ceremony, besides our CEO Claes Scheibe, who gave a small speech in front of ca 500 listeners, the Minister of Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth (S), Lena Erixon, Director General of the Swedish Transport Administration, Ylva Thörn, County Governor, Olle Larsson, CEO Fiskarheden and Fredrik Munter, CEO . Another success, is that we succeeded in placing our Vectron loco 243 exactly behind the pulpit for everyone to view. At approximately 14:00, after the band cutting, Hector Rail opened the track and departed according to the timetable.
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Hector Rail to run the first DN-train

On Sunday, August 25th, we will run the first DN train from Sthlm C, platform 12. The DN train is a charter train in which the newspaper Dagens Nyheter collaborates with the travel agency World Travel. The train travels through Europe to northern Italy where passengers can enjoy the dramatic mountain scenery of the Dolomites, discover beautiful Venice and see an opera performance in Verona. Two charter trains are planned this year and the next departure is September 1st. The journey takes 7-8 days and begins and ends at Stockholm Central. Hector Rail's mission this year is to pull the train from Sthlm C to Trelleborg C, where the train will be exchanged tothe ferry to Rostock will be exchanged. The train is 440 meters long and the first ride is run…
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) är en ny EU-förordning som ersätter den svenska Personuppgiftslagen (PUL). GDPR träder i kraft den 25 maj 2018 och gäller i hela EU. Mycket är sig likt men kraven på hur vi får behandla era personuppgifter skärps. Vi har vidtagit ett flertal åtgärder för att säkerställa att era personuppgifter även i fortsättningen är skyddade hos oss. Om ni vill ha mer information om hur vi hanterar personuppgifter kontakta oss på HRGDPR@hectorrail.com. _ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU legislation that replaces the Personal Data Act (PUL). GDPR will enter into force on May 25, 2018 and be applicable in all Member States. Much is alike, but the requirements on how we process your personal data are strengthened. We have taken number of…
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Commercial Director Appointment

Hector Rail is very pleased to announce the appointment of Anders Bellander to the position of Commercial Director, Hector Rail AB, Sweden, effective 9th of April. Anders joins Hector Rail AB from PostNord With more than 14 years in the logistics industry and 20 years in the Military service, Anders brings both strong leadership experience and commercial expertise in the logistics and supply chain industry. We look forward to working closely with him and further strengthening the Senior Leadership team in Hector Rail AB. Over the coming weeks Anders will be actively visiting and meeting our customers and teams in the field. ‘I am very much looking forward to working with Anders. It is an exciting time to join HR AB as we continue to strengthen and explore new and…
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Hector Rail Group appoints John Smith as new Group CEO

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight (GBRf) has been appointed the new CEO of parent company Hector Rail Group and will assume his new role and responsibilities from Monday 8th January 2018. John Smith founded GB Railfreight in 1999 and is the company’s Managing Director. He has over 33 years of experience from the rail industry, including various leading positions at British Rail and Anglia Railways. Commenting on this appointment, Bo Lerenius, Hector Rail’s chairman said: "With a solid background of developing and growing companies, John Smith has full insight of the challenges and opportunities that Hector Rail Group currently faces. The board is confident that John’s clear customer perspective and strong leadership will drive Hector Rail Group to become the leading independent pan-European rail freight operator." John Smith…
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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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