Solutions for handling and freight optimisation in railway technology

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Foresight pays off. Those who want to expand market share in the transport industry must act with foresight. Recognising technological opportunities in good time is tomorrow’s success. New ideas are in demand. Based on individual challenges, Wecon develops special solutions for handling and freight optimisation. With digitally supported manufacturing, precise and to the point. Exactly suitable for customers such as Transant, ÖBB, Rail Cargo Austria or even DB Cargo.

See the DB freight wagon concept “Project m2“, for quick changing and loading of the superstructure. Or the horizontal handling system “ContainerMover” for InnovaTrain – directly on the track and without a crane. Plus the “container docking stations” for seamless tractor changes. By the way: Wecon’s award-winning mega container “Imperator Ultra” weighs only 4,200 kg at 45 feet. This payload advantage is also appreciated by intermodal transport.

Deutsche Bahn/Project m2

Modular and multifunctional. With globalisation, freight transport is growing. The cycle is getting faster, the flow of goods more complex. At the same time, human resources are decreasing. This means reacting quickly and flexibly. How DB Cargo works with the m2 carrying wagon concept. This is where the sliding tarpaulin body from Wecon really packs a punch.

Stable yet as smooth as a curtain, it can be operated by one person in no time at all. More. The side-mounted sliders guarantee the maximum loading width of the trolley. In addition, the wide opening offers plenty of space for loading and unloading everything from paper coils to palletised goods. That pays off quickly. Also for freight forwarders and logistics companies.

Rail Cargo Group/TransANT

Railway technology: Rail Cargo Group/TransANT



Powerful lightweight. The ant was the model for the transport properties of the TransANT. RCG’s modular trolley, for example, has a strong deadweight advantage: it weighs around 20 per cent less than usual. This allows for significantly more payload, which it can easily carry over long distances. At the same time, the TransANT shines with low traction costs, saves energy and infrastructure usage fees.

The standardised platform is available in seven lengths – from 33 to 70 feet. Modular superstructures, also in lightweight construction, tailored to different industries, make the TransANT universally applicable. It is also cheap to produce. It is worthwhile to purchase several modules at once. In order to be able to react to different goods requirements in the shortest possible time.


Horizontal handling technology. Together with the Swiss inventor and partner InnovaTrain, Wecon has developed “ContainerMover” for intermodal transport. The easy-to-use system allows loading between road and rail in a matter of minutes.

Cost-effectively installed next to the railway tracks, it quickly and safely accommodates swap bodies as well as ISO containers. Compared to classic crane loading, each transhipment costs only a third. Rail transport already pays off from 60 kilometres.

Wecon/Container Docking Stations

Fast transshipment points: No more long queues for transhipment between rail and road: Wecon’s clever docking solutions make life easier for manufacturers, sea container users, transporters, CT terminal operators and also maintenance companies in the container transport industry.

The solid docking stations reliably hold ISO containers in 20′, 30′, 40′ and 45′ lengths as well as 45′ swap bodies up to 23,000 kg. Even under load, their height is adjustable – between 1,000 and 1,350 mm from the lower edge of the corner fitting. For time-stressed lorry drivers, both variants make starting up very easy.

Trucks and trailers

Swap frame

Intermodal transport