VTG Aktiengesellschaft is a listed company, an international market leader in wagon hire and rail logistics. Founded back in 1951 as an LLC, our company has a record of many years' experience, along with comprehensive expertise on all processes associated with rail transport – particularly when it comes to the transport of liquid and sensitive goods. The roots of VTG along with its subsidiaries extend as far back as the 19th century. The corporate group does business worldwide and has Europe's largest private fleet of approx. 54,100 rail freight cars at its disposal, including, in particular, tank wagons and modern high-capacity as well as flatbed wagons. In addition to just hiring out wagons, we organize the rail transport of goods, as well as worldwide transport of liquids in tank containers, which can be transported by rail or by truck – as well as by ship.
With its strong Wagon Hire, Rail Logistics and Tank Container Logistics divisions, VTG offers its customers a high-performance platform for international freight transport. The Group has many years of experience and specific know-how in particular in the transport of liquid and sensitive goods. Its customers include numerous well-known companies from almost all industrial sectors such as, for example, chemicals, mineral oil, the automobile and paper industries. VTG primarily offers customized wagons and logistics services for the transport of sensitive goods required by productive industries to run their manufacturing processes. Due to this and due to our mostly long-term customer relationships, we have become a constant presence within reliable transport flows.
In all three divisions, it already holds a leading market position, which the company intends to further develop in the future. While we are continuously growing in Europe, we are also expanding primarily in North America, Asia and – starting with Russia – in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The integration of the safest – and in comparison to air and road transport, the most eco-friendly – means of transport into companies' existing logistics chains is the task that we commit to. We consider it our responsibility to bring the benefits of rail as a mode of transport to the forefront of the minds of industry decision-makers and the general public. Rail transport is constantly becoming more attractive. This is based primarily on sustained growth trends such as the liberalization of rail transport and the increasing quantity of freight resulting from the globalization and environment-friendliness of rail as a carrier.
Via its subsidiaries and affiliates the company, which has its head office in Hamburg, is mainly present in Europe, Asia and North America. Since June 2007, VTG Aktiengesellschaft has been listed on the official Prime Standard market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (SCN: VTG999) and on the SDAX index.
VTG AG: Short profile (as of: December 31, 2011)
Companies of the VTG Group
Total no. of employees
|Number of rail freight cars |
Number of tank containers
EUR 750.0 million
EUR 168.7 million
EUR 72.3 million