About the Industry
MAPNA Group’s rail transportation division was founded to provide equipment and engineering solutions for the domestic and regional rail industries. Currently, eight subsidiaries including MAPNA Locomotive Engineering and Manufacturing Company (MLC), MAPNA Railway Maintenance and Operation Development Company (MRM), MAPNA Railway Construction and Development Company (MRC), MAPNA Rail Technologies Company (MRT), MAPNA Railway Fleet Development Company (MRFD), MAPNA Multimodal Transportation Company (MMT), Wagon Pars, and Ehya Sanat Adavat are engaged in the design, manufacture and exports of railway equipment and machinery.
The conglomerate established MAPNA Locomotive Engineering and Manufacturing Company (MLC) – Iran's first and leading manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives – in 2008 with a focus on the design, engineering, and manufacture of passenger, freight and maneuvering locomotives. Shortly after the launch of MLC’s production line in 2010 and 2011, the company’s engineering team proposed the construction of passenger, freight and maneuvering locomotives. Subsequently in 2012-2013, MLC prioritized the acquisition of engineering knowledge, and within 18 months, the company delivered six 45-ton hydrostatic diesel-engine tunnel locomotives.
Relying on its advanced technical, manufacturing, and executive capacity, MAPNA decided to expand its horizons and provide services for urban passengers and promoting urban rail projects including metro, tram, and monorail. The Group entered urban rail transit sector after winning the tender for Mashhad subway project in 2008. The expertise of MAPNA in delivering engineering, managerial and financing services in rail projects helped it win the Tehran Metro tenders, resulting in the signing of the contract for Line 6 project in early 2017.
MAPNA’s outlook for the rail transportation is closely tied to improving the quality of urban life. We are currently involved in a variety of domestic railway projects that come along the country’ developmental plans; however, our quest does not end here as we are seeking ways to engage in regional and international markets in the near future. We believe a brighter future lays ahead of us, since we have got what it takes to secure our position in the competitive market.