Mitsui Rail Capital Europe
|Mitsui Rail Capital Europe GmbH
|Seat||Munich , Germany|
|Number of employees||54|
|sales||46 million euros (financial year 2013/14)|
|As of March 31, 2015|
Mitsui Rail Capital Europe GmbH, founded in 2004 (operating under MRCE Dispolok GmbH until March 2013 ) with headquarters in Munich and Mitsui Rail Capital Europe BV with headquarters in Amsterdam are joint leasing companies for locomotives and subsidiaries of Mitsui Rail Capital of the Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co.
The MRCE Group is the largest lessor for locomotives in Central Europe, with MRCE BV responsible for the operational leasing, procurement, sale and financing of the locomotives and MRCE GmbH for the management of the service and maintenance of the locomotives. Customers are state and private railway companies in industry and transport, mainly in Germany , Austria and Italy , but also in other Central and Eastern European countries.
The company was originally founded as Siemens Dispolok GmbH on January 2, 2001 by Siemens Transportation Systems . On March 20, 2000, the first Dispolok locomotive was officially presented with the 152 902 (type Siemens ES64F ).
It was founded out of necessity. Due to technical problems, various locomotives, including the ME26 diesel-electric locomotive , had to be withdrawn. In order to avoid total loss, it was decided to take advantage of the ongoing deregulation of rail traffic and to rent out the locomotives to private companies. Since the tenants, almost exclusively newly founded companies, did not have the technical possibilities and human resources, a full service philosophy was developed. The third economic mainstay is selling the leased locomotives to the tenants. Since the economic concept was and is only possible in competition with the main customer of the Siemens Transportation Systems division in Germany and in order to avoid legal disputes, the Dispolok division was transferred to an independent company with limited liability (GmbH).
The company has been an independent railway company since July 2002 .
The takeover by Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) took place on September 21, 2006 during the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin . The new owner Mitsui wants to further expand the leasing business in Europe and become market leader, for which the subsidiary MRCE was founded in 2004. In addition, with the takeover of Dispolok, Mitsui has committed to buy 50 electric locomotives from Siemens. This means that Siemens can continue to concentrate on its core business of building and selling, not renting.
By resolution of the shareholders' meeting on January 24, 2008, the company was renamed MRCE Dispolok . The integration was completed on April 1, 2008, when MRCE took over all shares in the subsidiary. This is also expressed externally by the repainting of the locomotives in the company's black color. With a shareholder resolution of March 7, 2013, the company was renamed Mitsui Rail Capital Europe.
Mitsui Rail Capital Europe GmbH is a 100 percent subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. include the following, also 100 percent, subsidiaries that operate worldwide. All of them are active in the leasing industry:
|Surname||Seat||founding||Area of responsibility|
|Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC||Chicago, USA||1996||Operational leasing of freight cars|
|Mitsui Rail Capital Europe GmbH||Munich, Germany||2001||Technical service and maintenance of locomotives|
|Mitsui Rail Capital Participações Ltda.||Sao Paulo, Brazil||2004||Finance leasing of freight wagons.|
|Mitsui Rail Capital Europe BV||Amsterdam, Netherlands||2004||Operational leasing of locomotives|
|Limited Liability Company MRC 1520||Moscow, Russia||2012||Leasing of freight wagons|
While all companies work independently of one another, Mitsui Rail Capital Europe BV and Mitsui Rail Capital Europe GmbH complement each other. While MRCE BV takes on the operational leasing and also concludes contracts with the vehicle manufacturers, the Munich-based company takes care of the service and maintenance of the leased locomotives. The company is also responsible for the logistic processes in Europe.
While diesel locomotives were leased from MRCE in the past, the fleet is now only equipped with electric locomotives. The series of types 185 (Traxx F140) , 182 (Siemens ES 64 U2) , 189 (Siemens ES 64 F4) , as well as the Siemens Vectron of the 193 series are leased out. In 2018, the MRCE has a total stock of more than 300 E. - locomotives. In mid-2018, the company ordered 25 Vectrons from Siemens, 20 of which are locomotives equipped with multiple power and safety systems for other European countries. Delivery started at the end of 2018. As soon as all locomotives have been delivered, MRCE will have a total of 136 Vectrons . This makes MRCE one of the largest buyers of these locomotives from Siemens.
|2013||Vectron AC||15th||X4E 850-860 + 870-873||(delivered)|
|2014||Vectron AC||20th||X4E 600-606 + 861-867 + 874-879||(delivered)|
|2015||Vectron AC||10||X4E 607-616||(delivered)|
|2015||Vectron MS||11||X4E 640-650||(delivered)|
|2016||Vectron MS||10||X4E 651-660||(delivered)|
|2016||Vectron MS||15th||X4E 661-675||(delivered)|
|2017||Vectron MS||10||X4E 700 -...||Delivery is in progress|
|2017||Vectron DC||20th||191 021-…||Delivery is in progress|
|2018||Vectron MS||20th||Delivery in 2018 and 2019|
|2018||Vectron DC||5||Delivery in 2019|
Almost all MRCE locomotives appear to the public in a completely black color scheme with an MRCE logo on all sides. However, there are still a few locomotives that have the old paintwork of the predecessor company "Dispolok". These either belong to MRCE or have already been sold to private railway companies.
|ER20-011||Beacon Rail Leasing|
|ER20-012||Beacon Rail Leasing|
|ES 64 F4-002||Railtraction / Lokomotion|
|ES 64 F4-003||Railtraction / Lokomotion|
|ES 64 F4-012||Railtraction / Lokomotion|
|ES 64 F4-015||MRCE|
|ES 64 F4-026||MRCE|
|ES 64 F4-030||MRCE|
|ES 64 F4-089||MRCE|
|ES 64 F4-093||MRCE|
|ES 64 F4-202||MRCE|
|ES 64 F4-203||MRCE|
|ES 64 F4-205||MRCE|
Some locomotives leased from MRCE to other transport companies were given a completely different color scheme, including the following locomotives:
|ES 64 F4-206||MRCE||SBB Cargo International||'Van Gogh'|
|ES 64 U2-020||MRCE||Viennese local railways||'WLC'|
|ES 64 U2-023||MRCE||TX logistics||'Emperor Franz Joseph'|
|ES 64 U2-060||MRCE||TX logistics||'25 Years of the Fall of the Wall '|
|ES 64 U2-072||MRCE||TX logistics||'We burn for what we do'|
- Siemens ES64P (sold to Siemens Mobility in 2008)
- Siemens ES64F (sold to ITL in 2005)
- ME26 (sold to Vossloh in 2004)
- Walter Breinl, Dietmar Fischer: “Siemens Dispolok” extends the scope of the railways . In: Eisenbahn-Revue International , Issue 4/2000, , pp. 172–175.
- Alex Dworaczek: New tasks for a growing fleet of locomotives . In: Eisenbahn-Revue International , Issue 11/2001, , pp. 500–503.
- Alex Dworaczek: The locomotives from Siemens Dispolok GmbH . In: Eisenbahn-Revue International , issue 1/2003, , pp. 24–29.
- Annual financial statements for the business year from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015; deposited with the Federal Gazette
- MRCE Annual Report. In: Federal Gazette. Retrieved November 6, 2018 .
- Siemens Dispolok GmbH . In: Eisenbahn-Revue International , issue 10/2004, p. 478.
- Handover of the first "Siemens Dispolokomotiven" . In: Eisenbahn-Revue International , issue 5/2000, p. 204.
- Mathias Rellstab: MRCE and Dispolok: Two become one . In: Swiss Railway Review . No. 7/2007, Minirex AG, Lucerne 2007, p. 344.
- (English) press release by Mitsui of 21 September 2006 ( Memento of 17 April 2008 at the Internet Archive )
- See Bahn-Report , Rohr, volume 3/2008 , p. 26
- Strategic Investment from MRCE. In: MRCE. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .
- Responsibilities of the MRCE. In: MRCE. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .
- MRCE in Europe. In: MRCE. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .
- MRCE fleet overview. In: MRCE. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .
- Strategic Investment. In: MRCE. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .
- MRCE orders 25 locomotives from Siemens. In: Siemens. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .
- MRCE orders another 25 Vectrons. In: RailcolorNews. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .
- The original Dispolok livery. In: RailcolorNews. Retrieved November 4, 2018 .