Christening of BUDAMAR GROUP Vectron

On May 30, the christening of the 50th Siemens Vectron locomotive took place at the Bratislava Východ locomotive depot. This event was held under the auspices of Rolling Stock Lease, BUDAMAR LOGISTICS, a.s. and Siemens.

The Vectron from RailColor Design's design series referring to environmental protection is already the 12th Vectron from Rolling Stock Lease and the 17th Vectron in our company's fleet in total. Vectron number 193.581 arrived in Bratislava from Munich on May 19.

Tibor Čunderlík, director of Rolling Stock Lease, welcomed the guests at the beginning: "These days, it's been about 6 years since we started discussing the topic of financing and leasing locomotives for customers in the Central European region together with colleagues and partners. At that time, it was a completely new topic for us, and none of us could even imagine that in the spring of 2023 we would have 50 pieces in our portfolio."

Norbert Hovančák, a member of the board of directors of the “Slovenská sporiteľňa“ Bank, became the godfather of Vectron. It was Slovenská sporiteľňa and its parent ERSTE Group that became an important link in the creation of the company Rolling Stock Lease, which leases Vectrons to BUDAMAR.

Vectron keys for BUDAMAR LOGISTICS, a.s. were taken over by Vladimír Krno, director for organizational change of the group, who also explained why it was carrying a stork, "we believe that, as they say, a stork brings children, in the future it will bring more Siemens Vectron locomotives to our portfolio." Invited guests could experience a ride on the christened Vectron as part of the event.

Soon we will introduce you to other animals that will complement the appearance of our Vectrons with the idea of nature protection and ecology.

Photo: Matej Pleško