“Kryukov Railway Car Building Works” PJSC

Creating new, keeping traditions

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We are almost 155 years old, and we see our mission in the constant development of the PJSC "KRCBW" to meet the needs and expectations of our products consumers within the domestic and foreign markets, stable work for the benefit of our work team, our customers and shareholders.

Therefore, the company’s Code of Business Ethics states that we work in a team, everyone makes personal contribution to the common business, we are aimed at preserving and enhancing the enterprise traditions, focusing on the final result, we are constantly looking for new ideas, we achieve our goals.


The Public Joint-Stock Company “Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works” (PJSC “KRCBW”) is located on the right bank of the Dnieper river in Kremenchug, Poltava region, Ukraine. There are workshop buildings and administrative buildings, laboratories and test sites, engineering centers and energy communications situated the site of more than 100 hectares.

The enterprise traces its genealogy to the Kryukovsky wagon workshops, which were built in 1869. In 1930, the workshops became a car-building plant, the production of new rolling stock began - freight cars. KRCBW today is a large multinational company, a unique mixed-type enterprise, where both freight cars and social transport are created and manufactured at the same production site - passenger cars of locomotive traction, interregional and suburban electric trains (EMU), diesel trains (DMU), metro cars, escalators, running gear for freight and passenger cars.

Freight car building of the KRCBW is the production of open-top cars with improved technical characteristics, a wide range of hopper cars, tank-cars, specialized cars, box cars, flat cars. More than 550 thousand Kryukovsky’s freight cars have worked and are working on steel main-lines..

Since 1951, the enterprise has launched the production of amphibious engineering equipment for the Armed Forces: self-propelled ferries, tracked amphibious ferries, underwater reconnaissance vehicles, and a minelayer has been created. The creation of bunker hopper cars and floating amphibious vehicles was awarded with State Prizes.

The last 25 years of KRCBW history were marked by new fateful changes. In 1988, the enterprise transferred to full self-sufficiency and self-financing, in 1993 an open joint-stock company was created. Since 2012 - Public Joint-Stock Company "Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works". Buildings, structures, production capacities, production and personnel potential, intellectual property, the company integrity, a unified policy in management and development strategies were preserved and increased. This allowed the enterprise not only to survive in the years of post-Soviet states entire crisis, but also to start implementing the new development strategy.

It consists of expanding the geography of sales and markets. Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works independently entered the markets of Europe, Asia, Africa, America, supplying its products to more than 20 countries of the World. For many years, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, the Baltic countries, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the USA, Canada, Cuba, China, etc. have remained the main partner countries.

Several new branches of Ukrainian engineering were born at the Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works. In the 1990s motor grader and front loader were created, which were not previously produced in Ukraine, mass production of middle-class graders was launched. In the period 2015-2017, the company created mechanical and vacuum sweepers, semi-trailers for transporting livestock, semi-trailers for transporting large-sized equipment with carrying capacity of 60 tons, mobile bath and laundry complexes and much more.

2001 is the year of creation of domestic passenger coach building: the first Ukrainian passenger car was assembled. The year 2001 was the date of the creation of the domestic passenger car building: In subsequent years, mass production of these products was launched. The stages in the development of the industry were participation in the program for the accelerated traffic development - the release of the first express trains for capital city - Kiev-Kharkov and Kiev-Dnepropetrovsk. In 2005 this work was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine.

Over the years, the enterprise has created more than 48 models and modifications of passenger cars of various types and classes: couchette cars, compartment cars, sleeping cars, cars with places for disabled people transportation, restaurant cars, baggage cars, cars for RIC gauge international transportation, interregional and suburban electric trains (160-200 km/h), interregional locomotive traction trains (160 km/h), passenger diesel trains (140 km/h). The development of high-speed trains (up to 250 km/h), double-deck locomotive-hauled cars with aluminum body, and dual-system electric freight locomotives is underway.

In 2002, the first domestic floor-to-floor escalator was assembled at KRCBW, in 2004 - the first four tunnel escalators for the Syrets station of Kiev metro. The development of this direction in the coming years allows us to talk about the creation of another branch of engineering in Ukraine - escalator building. Today, escalators produced by KRCBW operate in Kiev, Lvov, Kharkov, Minsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Work on the creation of equipment for subways in 2005 was crowned with the release of the first metro cars. Today, 6 metro trains manufactured by KRCBW operate in the Kiev netro. A metro train with an asynchronous traction drive, on original bogies of our own production, with central air suspension, was created, which is operated by the Kharkov metro since 2015. In 2017, the enterprise successfully completed a long-term project to modernize 135 E-series metro cars, with the introduction of an asynchronous traction drive, for the Kiev Metro communal enterprise. This was evidence of the successful work created by the domestic subway car building industry.

The release of modern technology is impossible without new technologies and materials. The KRCBW introduced usage of high-strength and wear-resistant steels in freight car building, the best in Europe machine tools and complexes for processing parts and assemblies are purchased and installed. The technologies for gluing frames, stainless steels and aluminum usage were mastered, air suspension structures were introduced in the bogies. In the nearest future the transition to use aluminum alloys and polymeric materials in manufacture of high-speed trains is planned. This corresponds to the European level in transport engineering.

The quality management system of the enterprise is certified in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO TS 22163:2017 international standards, GSTU ISO 9001:2015 national standard. KRCBW has a number of international awards for product quality, which allows us to create equipment that is in no way inferior to the best world analogues. All these works for a positive image of Ukraine, increasing pride in its achievements.

Our company has its own trademark, flag, anthem. The company employs more than 6.0 thousand people. The KRCBW is multiple winner of the All-Ukrainian competition "The Best Employer of Ukraine". Among the social programs are versatile charitable activities, support for the veterans' movement, partnership with the trade union organization, targeted youth policy, preservation and financing of the social sphere, a social package for the company's employees, assistance to the city and region.

The Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works has the status of one of the best taxpayers in Ukraine. The company is open for cooperation both in Ukrainian and international markets.

Multiplication of corporate culture, initiation and successful implementation of a number of government programs, application of innovative and investment development model are the main components of the ideology, tactics and strategy of the PJSC “KRCBW”.