PT KAI Signs Contract With Progress Rail For Maintenance Services Agreement On 35 EMD® GT38AC Locomotives

May 21, 2024

MUNCIE, Indiana – Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, has entered into a contract with PT Kereta Indonesia (PT KAI) for a Maintenance Services Agreement (MSA) on 35 EMD® GT38AC locomotives, which were delivered in 2022 for transportation in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

The six-year contract includes a major overhaul on the 35 units and covers all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance parts, plus 24/7 technical support in multiple locations.

“This large repeat services contract is a testament to the successful collaboration between Progress Rail and PT KAI,” commented John Newman, president and CEO of Progress Rail. “We are excited to work with PT KAI to service our GT series locomotives, which have demonstrated best-in-class performance, reliability and efficiency.”

This is the third MSA Progress Rail has signed with PT KAI for the CC205 class. The first contract was signed for 50 GT38ACs in September 2013, and later extended to cover 55 locomotives. Another six-year MSA was signed in 2020 for the 55 units, including bogie overhauls and a major 12-year overhaul of the locomotives.

“We are pleased to once again collaborate with Progress Rail to maintain our EMD locomotives,” said Didiek Hartantyo, president director of PT KAI. “This MSA is a key component in achieving the levels of reliability and performance required of our fleet, while enhancing the technical capabilities of PT KAI's local workforce.”


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Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for global rail customers. Progress Rail delivers advanced EMD locomotives and engines, railcars, trackwork, fasteners, signaling, rail welding and Kershaw Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with dedicated locomotive and freight car repair services, aftermarket parts support and recycling operations. The company also offers advanced rail technologies, including data acquisition and asset protection equipment. Progress Rail’s deep industry expertise, together with the support of Caterpillar, ensures a commitment to quality through innovative solutions for the rail industry. Progress Rail has a network of nearly 200 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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