Mkovpi21 0408low

We put the future on track

Achieving more together

The member companies of VPI include Europe’s leading hire companies for freight wagons as well as small, specialised wagon keepers. With a combined fleet of over 83,000 wagons, they provide for climate-friendly transport of goods of all kinds. As their industry association, we support them on the long haul into the future.

In addition to wagon keepers, VPI also counts shipping companies that hire wagons among its members. The number of workshops for the maintenance and construction of wagons in the association has increased steadily over the years.

Founded in 1921 in Berlin as “Vereinigung der Privatgüterwagen-Interessenten” [Association of Private Freight Wagon Users], we are one of the oldest associations in the sector.


What can we do for you? An experienced team of experts is here for you in the Mattentwiete district of Hamburg.

Committee work

An important part of the association’s work is carried out by employees of VPI member companies on a voluntary basis. They engage with internal and external committees of the sector. 

It pays to be involved

As a member of our association, you profit from favourable terms for obtaining the VPI-EMG, regular information on current industry topics and other benefits.

Titel jahresbericht 2022 23

The VPI annual report

What happened in the sector and in the association over the last year? The VPI annual report (only in german) offers an overview of the activities of VPI as well as assessments, reports and figures on the development of railway traffic.