By Jerom Bolt
The Romanian private capital asserted slowly but surely. This reality is demonstrated by the Grampet Group.
Grampet Group is the largest private rail group in Romania and in South-Eastern Europe. Set up in 1999, Grampet Group includes several companies with activities in all railway sectors, from the transport of goods, rolling stock manufacturing and repairs to logistics management. Grampet Group puts together complex programmes for the development and modernization of member-companies and is responsible for the strategic control of all its divisions. In the past years, the group has extended its activity and currently it provides services in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. Grampet owns the biggest private railway operator in Romania, Grup Feroviar Roman. In Bulgaria the group operates through Bulgarian Railway Company and Train Hungary, thus succeeding in delivering integrated transport and logistics services to its customers.
Promoting a highly competitive level and always focused on its customers’ needs, with a marketshare increasing every year, Grampet Group has become a strong presence in Central and South-Eastern Europe. In the next period, Grampet Group will expand its activity in the Czech, Slovakian and Greek markets.
At the same time, procedures for the establishment of two forwarding companies in Kazakhstan and China have been initiated. In this way, Grampet Group will be able to provide railway transport and logistics services to its customers on the routes linking the North Sea to the Adriatic and Black Sea. The integration of these services is a strong advantage of the group, with a decisive impact on making the activity efficient and providing its customers complete solutions which help them save time and money.
“In the context of competition becoming more and more expensive, extending our company on different markets all over the world increases the chances o reducing risks and consolidates our market share. Our aim is to become a strategic global player thus becoming continuously in search of new opportunities and markets. Our latest projects include exploring markets such as Kazakhstan, Cuba or Mozambique which we think can make a difference in a continuous changing and competitive world, “says Grampet Group
Currently, Grampet Group owns three major freight forwarding companies:
Grup Feroviar Roman, Grampet Group’s most important project, is the biggest private rail transport operator in Romania, which has managed to expand its activity beyond the country’s borders, thus becoming one of the most important players in the field. The company imposed itself on the rail transport market by delivering the best services at competitive prices. GFR provides national and international transport railway services, as well as related services, according to customers needs.www.gfr.ro
Bulgarian Railway Company, member of Grampet Group, performs rail freight transport activities locally, internationally and by transit via Bulgaria, as well as other activities specific to rail freight transport: Based on its accumulated experience, as well as the efficiency and the quality of its services, Bulgarian Railway Company aims to become a world-class service company.www.brc-bg.com
Train Hungary, member of Grampet Group, provides railway freight transport and forwarding services on the entire Hungarian territory. Train Hungary successfully meets all freight transport requirements, whether conventional or combined traffic, domestic or transit traffic. Due to its collaboration with railway operators from the neighboring countries, Train Hungary provides a full range of services to its customers.www.trainhungary.hu/
In November 2018, the Grampet Group has launched operations for Eurorail Logistics Serbia, the first private railway operator in Serbia, in the same year that the neighboring country liberalized the freight transport market by rail.
The first loaded train traveled along the route of Subotica (the border with Hungary) – Surcin (near Belgrade). A loaded trail will leave from Surcin and travel to the country’s border with Romania, where it will be taken over by the Romanian Railway Group. Grampet Group’s operators thus carry out a circle of freight transport and freight, resulting in stronger regional development through better connectivity.
”We are talking about a premiere because we honor and connect customer orders in several countries, especially Serbia, shortly after the liberalization of the local rail transport market. We are, in fact, the first Romanian private operator present at this moment in the neighboring country,” said Gruia Stoica, the president of Grampet Group – Romanian Railway Group.
By Jerom Bolt