The information disseminated by some media does not correspond to reality and is nothing more than a fantasy of the dismissed top manager of the state railway company Ukrzaliznytsya, declared in the Interpipe press service.
"Interpipe has been a long-term reliable partner of Ukrzaliznytsia. The company is a direct manufacturer of railway wheels and wheelsets. Our key priority is the production of high quality railway products that guarantee traffic safety. We annually invest in new equipment and R&D for the needs of both domestic and foreign markets, ”the company said in a statement.
As reported, Viktor Pinchuk's company constantly participates in tenders for the supply of railway wheels to Ukrzaliznytsia. It was also reported that at the end of 2019, after testing and certification of railway axles with preliminary machining, after passing the interdepartmental commission of Ukrzaliznytsia, it received permission to produce rough axles in industrial volumes according to DSTU GOST, having shipped the first batches of these products to car-building and car-repair enterprises of Ukraine.
In interview RBC-Ukraine ex-director for economics and finance of Ukrzaliznitsa Andriy Ryazantsev said that the corruption component of the company's deal with Interpipe reached 1.2 billion hryvnia.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company's products are supplied to more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in the key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America and Europe. In 2019, Interpipe sold 798 thousand tons of finished products, including 203 thousand tons of railway products. Railway products are sold under the KLW brand.