Nine international licenses acquired by Wagon Pars help the company to produce technologically superior parts, assemblies and complete wagons. Presently, WPCO manufactures approximately all kinds of freight wagons and passenger coaches, shunting and main line locomotives, train set (DMU's), metro cars and airport passenger boarding bridges. The company currently produces “Pardis” train sets under the license of Germany’s Siemens.
Pardis train sets are equipped with the latest electronic control systems and can roll along the tracks with a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour.
The company’s freight wagons (licensed by the Austrian Wagon Union) include two-axle flat wagons, four-axle high-sided box wagons, six-axle high-sided box wagons, grain hopper wagons, gas tank wagons, fuel tank wagons, low-sided bogie box wagons, ballast wagons, and bulk goods wagons for transporting powders such as cement.
Moreover, WPCO is active in the production of heavy locomotives, passenger wagons and restaurant coaches and generator wagons under the license of France’s Alstom and Germany’s Siemens, as well as other well-known brands including Germany’s SGP, Serbia’s Goša FOM, and China’s CRC.
The acquisition of WPCO by MAPNA Group will lead to a more robust supply chain of recognized domestic and international vendors. Back in 2000s when MAPNA Group entered the rail sector, the group merely imported and assembled completely built units (CBUs). Later, the conglomerate embarked on the production of wagon car bodies, chassis, bogie inside the country under the supervision and expertise from German experts. Hence, MAPNA Group and its subsidiaries gained the necessary expertise in this field and became independent in locomotive design and manufacture. Succeeding in the production of MAP24 locomotives, MAPNA Group is currently working on a new six-axle heavy locomotive dubbed “MAP28”, the prototype of which is envisaged to be delivered by mid-2022.
MAPNA subsidiaries active in the rail transportation sector are also engaged in the field of subway development and maintenance. The conglomerate is among the top clients in the production of subway cars in Iran, and is currently active in the construction operation of the Line 6 of Tehran Metro.
MAPNA acquired the ownership of Wagon Pars Company after examining the idea of entering the field of metro cars production; the move comes in line with MAPNA Group’s strategy to diversify activities in the rail sector in a bid to contribute to Iran’s industrial development.
The transfer of Wagon Pars ownership to MAPNA Group allows for the division of responsibilities and products, which will boost the performance of MAPNA subsidiaries in this field; it also gives MAPNA the opportunity to provide comprehensive solutions for the country's rail sector issues, facilitating Iran’s transformation into a rail transport corridor.