To find the right vehicle for its fleet upgrade, VR Track subjected a Unimog U 427 to a tough test.
The Unimog is an engineering solution, just like a reliable workmate. People often only understand why so many users choose it once they have got to know it themselves. One example is VR Track in Finland, part of the VR Group. The company employs 1800 people, managing 6000 kilometres of rail network. VR Track operates in Finland and Sweden, providing consulting engineering, construction and maintenance services, specialising in infrastructure projects. VR Track is also a major supplier of railway construction materials, and can be described as a pioneer in the industry – agile and innovative.
VR Track's customers include government agencies and local authorities, ports and industrial companies. VR Track is involved in numerous infrastructure alliances, managing projects especially with a view to improving productivity and quality – and that's just where the Unimog comes into play.
The principle: Light, value-for-money and low-emission vehicles.
Following a recent review, VR Track decided that its current fleet of bimodal vehicles was no longer meeting its self-imposed demands in terms of meeting state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable standards. It concluded that there was only one reasonable solution: replacing its old fleet with new, light, value-for-money, low-emission vehicles.