Progress Rail was established in Brazil and South America in June 2008, acquiring the total shareholding control of MGE Transportation, one of the larger suppliers of railroad services in Brazil. Since its foundation in 1991, MGE Transportation has strengthened its position in the Brazilian market as the main supplier of components and services for locomotives and passenger trains.
We create solutions to keep our customers equipment well maintained and to protect the integrity of carried loads. Our vision is to provide the best solutions in services, components and equipment of the railroad market, assuring trustworthiness and availability of the equipment to customers.
Solutions in Products and Services
After many years of service, we have seen many changes in locomotives and passenger trains, and we are now one of the most trusted supply companies in the Brazilian and South American market. Our trained and capable team can perform the work necessary to keep rolling stock operating continuously.
Locomotives and Transit
New Traction Motors
Used Traction Motors and Generators
In Brazil, the Progress Rail Services Brazillian business units, Zeit and MGE Transportes, work in conjunction. MGE Transportes is a market leader in domestic manufacturing and maintenance of traction motors, generators (main and auxiliary), control equipment and auxiliary components for locomotives and passenger cars. In addition, MGE maintains, modernizes and rebuilds transit cars and locomotives.
MGE acquired Zeit in May 2010. The company is headquartered in Curitba (PR) and is in the business of manufacturing and supplying automation equipment, locomotives and related electronic components such as panels, displays, onboard computers and digital speedometers.
Since 2001, Zeit has specialized in the design and manufacture of embedded systems for locomotives. Zeit is a national leader in the automation market for the railway industry, manufacturing the main product, SAL - an automation system for locomotives and power converters for traction.
Why we are leaders:
Flexibility: We focus on custom solutions, which allows us to meet customer requirements
Training: We keep our team trained and motivated and follow the main international regulations
Coverage: Brazil and South America
Equipment: Use of tools, equipment and tests necessary so we can meet the requirements in the modifications of locomotives and passenger cars, as well as traction motors
We provide to services to the main Brazilian and South American railroads:
And to the main operators of transit passenger transportation:
Progress Rail Brazil grows with the objective to generate increased value and benefits to customers, offering the highest standards of quality and committment to customers, no matter where they are located.