Greenbrier’s strategic joint ventures with other leading companies in the transportation sector allow us to offer a diverse portfolio of products and services that can be tailored to each customer’s unique needs.
The combination of Greenbrier and Astra Rail creates Europe's largest end-to-end freight railcar manufacturing, engineering and repair business to reach markets throughout Europe, Eurasia, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries like Saudi Arabia. Greenbrier controls Greenbrier-Astra Rail with an equity interest equal to approximately 75%.
In 2015 Greenbrier acquired a 19.5% stake in Brazilian freight railcar manufacturer Greenbrier-Maxion, which holds a 70% market share in the growing South American new freight car market. In 2017 Greenbrier increased its ownership position to 60%.
Ohio Castings Company, a 2003 joint venture between Greenbrier, ACF Industries Holding Corporation, and ASF-Keystone, was created to address critical supply issues in the railroad truck castings industry.