14 Maja 2014

Captrain Netherlands integrated into Captrain Deutschland in terms of organisation
Andreas Pietsch appointed Managing Director of Captrain Netherlands and Captrain Port Services

Berlin/Rotterdam, 14.05.2014: The SNCF-Geodis companies, Captrain Netherlands B. V and Captrain Port Services B. V. will in future report to Captrain Deutschland GmbH. With this move, SNCF-Geodis is transferring the corporate responsibility for its rail freight activities in the Netherlands to its German Captrain subsidiary, in order to make the cross-border operations of the neighbouring national subsidiaries more efficient. Andreas Pietsch (48) will manage the business of the Rotterdam based companies. Upon joining the management team on 15 May 2014, he will replace Philippe Bihouix, who temporarily assumed the role at the beginning of this year.

Pietsch has held various positions with Captrain Deutschland since 2011, most recently as Head of the International Projects Division. The experienced railway professional completed his training with Deutsche Bahn between 1990 and 1992, where he held various positions, including Head of Traction Power Sales and in the International Long Distance Eastern European Services Division.

Captrain Netherlands B.V. and Captrain Port Services B.V. have been acting as train operating companies in the Netherlands since 2007. In future, the transport companies will employ 40 people, and continue to focus on the organisation and implementation of regional and cross-border rail services, particularly to and from the port of Rotterdam.

As an innovative service provider of rail-based transport solutions, Captrain Deutschland GmbH develops tailor-made logistics concepts. Captrain Deutschland combines high-performance locomotives, state-of-the-art wagon technology, train, shunting and infrastructure services, as well as on-site loading and unloading, with customised rail transport systems – locally, regionally and throughout Europe. In Germany, Captrain has a nationwide network of operational sites, and employs 1,040 people. In 2013, the company generated a turnover of almost EUR 243 million.