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Touax Group has developed a unique expertise in operational leasing solutions of mobile and standardized equipment on 4 different activities


Shipping Containers

1st European container lessor with a fleet of more than 600,000 Teu

Touax Africa - Modular buildings

Based in Morocco


Freight wagons

2nd European actor on intermodal wagon leasing services with 9,100 wagons


River barges

1st player in Europe managing a fleet of 200 barges operating in Europe, USA and South America


150 years of know-how in leasing enable TOUAX group to get ahead of its clients requirements and to advise them innovative solutions enlightened by its experience on 4 different business lines and by its accurate understanding of intermodal transport on the global scene.




Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd.  (TEXMACO), with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, is a premier multi-discipline, multi-unit engineering and Infrastructure Company, with 5 manufacturing units extending over 170 acres in the outskirts of Kolkata. The Company was formed after demerger into it the Heavy Engineering and Steel Foundry Divisions of the parent company Texmaco Ltd (founded in 1939 by the renowned industrialist, Late Dr. K.K.Birla under a scheme sanctioned by the Hon'ble High Court, Kolkata).
Texmaco Rail is presently the flagship company of the Adventz Group, (headed by the Chairman Mr. Saroj Poddar), comprising renowned blue chip companies, such as, Zuari Agro, Paradip Phosphate etc. The Group was launched with the idea of one virtual company with many real businesses, and is based on four fundamental principles - Collaboration, Sustainability, Inclusiveness and being Global. 
The Company manufactures a diverse range of products viz. Railway Freight Cars, Hydro-mechanical Equipment & Industrial Structurals, Steel Castings, and Pressure Vessels, etc. Over the years, it entered into technical collaboration with renowned Multinationals of Japan, U.S.A, U.K, Germany, Australia, Austria, Holland, etc. for developing and expanding its product portfolio.
Texmaco is the leading and most reliable freight car maker over the past 7 (seven) decades. In fact, one out of every four Freight Cars on Indian Railways network is rolled out from TEXMACO Works. Its Freight Cars serve a host of core industries like Cement, Steel, Defence, Fertilizer, Oil, Alumina, Thermal Power Projects, Chemical Plants, etc. These include Custom-built Special Purpose Freight Cars for movement of large oversized consignments of individual weights up to 250 T. Besides, the company is moving fast into manufacture of Double Deck Auto Rake, in collaboration with a European Company. Further, the company has submitted final design & drawings to RDSO for Double Stack Container Rakes, to meet the emerging demand with the operation of Dedicated Freight Corridors.
Besides domestic market, Texmaco has made significant thrusts in overseas markets. Several Awards bear testimony to its successful achievements in National and International Projects financed by World Bank, ADB and other Multi-lateral Funding Agencies.
The Steel Foundry of the Company is the largest in the Country with a capacity up to 30000 Tonnes of quality Castings per year. It has a State-of-the-Art facility set up by the world-renowned M/s. Kunkel Wagner, Germany. The Foundry has earned the distinction of Quality Assurance Certificate (M-1003) from AAR (Association of American Railroads), making it the only Foundry in India qualified to export railway castings to the North American Market.  Recently, it has also been crowned with the “IIF Foundry of the year 2009” by The Institute of Indian Foundrymen
Texmaco UGL Rail Private Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between the Company and United Group, Australia,  has commenced commercial operation in Q1, FY 14 after successful installation and commissioning of its State-of-the-art facility comprising Plasma, Oxy &  Laser Cutting, Welding Robots, Synchronised Press Brakes, CNC Machining Centre, sophisticated Heat Treatment and Painting Solutions, etc.  The JV has secured its first two orders for supply of Loco Bogie Frames for operation in Kazakhstan & Queensland Rail.
Texmaco has diversified into the production of ‘Loco Shell’ for Electric Locomotives, outsourced by the Indian Railways. 
TEXMACO’s forte, however, is its team of dedicated professionals, a team which has grown with the Company and is closely identified with the corporate objectives. It has to its credit a singular record of industrial harmony stretching over several decades. The Management has made a massive investment in greening the environment, and made the workplace eco-friendly, and relaxing, to help maintain work-life balance.
A noteworthy initiative of the Company is in the creation of a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in collaboration with the premier University, BITS, Pilani, to promote academic study and research for industry-centric knowledge and skill upgradation.
As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd.  continues to invest substantially in Community Welfare Programs, and has been extending financial assistance on a wide scale to the needy and distressed people.