Germans will distribute cars from Nitra’s JRL plant

The state-run freight carrier Cargo did not succeed in its bid, but is still discussing the distribution of suborders with the German firm.

Jaguar Land Rover’s construction site(Source: TASR)

German freight carrier Deutsche Bahn Cargo will distribute the cars produced by the Nitra-based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plant by rail. The tender was announced by the British carmaker last autumn, the Sme daily reported.

The German firm, previously known as DB Schenker Rail, defeated the Slovak state-run railway freight carrier Cargo Slovakia. It discussed with JLR the possibility of transporting components for the production of new cars in Nitra and then exporting them mostly to the Belgian ports.

“We can confirm that our company failed in the competition to secure comprehensive services for JLR,” Cargo Slovakia spokesperson Martin Halanda confirmed for Sme.

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The victory of Deutsche Bahn Cargo, however, is no surprise as it has better bases in Germany and France, said analyst with the company Finlord Boris Tomčiak. The western countries will be target markets for the carmaker. JLR as well as Slovak and German firms however are silent about the reasons for picking a specific supplier, Sme wrote.

Though Cargo Slovakia did not succeed in its bid, it still has a chance to contribute to the distribution of cars from the Nitra-based JLR plant. It is currently discussing the possibility of cooperating with the Germans, by acting as its subcontractor in the Slovak and Czech section of the rail network, according to Sme.

This would mean that the Slovak company will provide the Germans with an engine, an engine driver and train crew. The company however does not want to comment on the information.

Such a collaboration would be beneficial for Cargo as it would cover the loss of other incomes, like transport for the metallurgical industry, Tomčiak told Sme.

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