About Us

About the Company

OJSC "Altaivagon" is one of the largest rail freight car building companies in Russia. 

  1. The principal enterprise in Novoaltaisk (Altai Territory) develops and manufactures new car models, also handling general and scheduled repair work.
  2. The subsidiary in Rubtsovsk (Altai Territory) produces steel castings.
  3. The subsidiary in Kemerovo (Kemerovo Region) assembles different models of flatcars and tank cars.


The main products of OJSC "Altaivagon" include about 20 car models of different types and designs, suitable for handling any type of lading. The wide range of products, constant production improvement and development of new car models always meet the customers’ expectations.

OJSC "Altaivagon":

  1. develops and manufactures modern, customer-oriented models of rail freight cars;
  2. handles general and scheduled repair work on the cars;
  3. produces light, medium-size and heavy steel castings.

Production capacities

The production capacities of OJSC "Altaivagon" allow manufacturing up to 9000 freight cars per year and repairing or rebuilding up to 1200 per year. The major production workshops can provide manufacture of three car models at the same time. The current production of steel castings at the Rubtsovsk Subsidiary is over 3300 tons per month, the product nomenclature numbers over 55 casting items, including light, medium-size and heavy castings.

Machinery, equipment, innovations


Technical upgrading of production capacities is one of OJSC "Altaivagon"’s priority orientations. In 2009, the tool shop was successfully upgraded with high-efficiency machining equipment with high and stable accuracy rates for manufacturing die and forge-and-press tooling. The equipment includes EDM NC copying punching and wire-cutting machines, multifunctional vertical machining center Mikron VCE 1600 Pro, NS vertical knee-and-column milling machines FMS 3000 (model GF 2171). The introduction of modern machining technologies has allowed high-accuracy and consistent-quality production of the most fashioned tools and die tooling, as well as machining of quenched low-alloy steel. For increasing endurance qualities of die and forge-and-press tooling, a chemical treatment technology (diffusion borating) has been adopted.


OJSC "Altaivagon" (included in OJSC HC "SDS-Mash") keeps implementing a number of projects aimed at creating a new rail freight car.

 This year the company has plans concerning launching into manufacture and certification of Motion Control railcar bogie with 25 tf axle load. The project will cost 105 million rubles.

 Another project carried out together with American Railcar Industries, Inc., includes establishing of a high-efficiency car-building production. Within this project, a new production shop will be built and new fabrication equipment will be purchased. The project will cost about 6 milliard rubles.

 Moreover, about 880 million rubles will be invested in upgrading light and medium-size casting production at the Rubtsovsk Subsidiary of "Altaivagon".