Wascosa sets sights on further growth


Lucerne – Wascosa has successfully integrated freight wagons that it acquired from the Nacco Group, making it the fourth largest freight wagon leasing company in Europe, says Chief Sales Officer Yann Bonguardo. The Lucerne-based company now plans to continue its growth.

Wascosa announced one year ago that it had acquired around 4,400 freight wagons from the Nacco Group in the US. With a fleet of more than 14,000 freight wagons, Wascosa is now Europe’s fourth biggest freight wagon leasing company, Chief Sales Officer Yann Bonguardo said in an interview. The fleet includes covered wagons for the steel industry, open freight wagons and different types of hopper wagons for all types of bulk goods.

According to Bonguardo, the Lucerne-based company has now completed integration of the freight wagons and of the team based in Hamburg, Germany, and now wants to further broaden its international reach.

“We want to continue to expand in Europe, not only in Germany but also in neighboring countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and France,” said Bonguardo, as well as in Poland and the Czech Republic, where “innovation and quality are becoming increasingly important and even essential”.

Bonguardo added that the company also plans to continue its growth in tank wagons in the chemicals industry, bulk wagons and intermodal wagons.


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