As Turkey accepted the European standards and Turkish wagon industry focused on international market, companies faced an important and “expensive” step: Certification and inspection.
A loco/train set maintenance workshop got ECM convenience certificate for the first time in Turkey.
Liberalization took another important step in Turkey. First Turkish insitution is authorized for certification of rolling stock and assesment of ECMs.
The first steps came from producers and maintanance workshops. The number of companies with ECM certificates reached to 9.
Tudemsas got the “Maintenance Functions Certificate” and became the sixth Turkish company which is authorized for rolling stock maintanance.
Tulomsas became the fifth Turkish company to get “Maintenance Functions Certificate”.
Ar-Gü, the largest private wagon fleet owner in Turkey, has become the third ECM of Turkey.
After being the first Turkish company to get “Maintanance Functions Certificate”, Acarlar Vagon now is the first private company to get the ECM certificate.
Deadline for registration of wagons is 1 March 2016.
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