DLRR is the biggest company in the Baltic states, which conducts repairs and modernization of rolling stock: freight locomotives, passenger locomotives, shunters, DMU units, EMU units, passenger carriages; supplies spare parts.Learn More
DLRR offers sub-contracting metalworking services. Main activities: die casting of iron, steel, nonferrous metals, CNC machining, welding, forging, tube and sheet bending, laser cutting, heat treatment, surface coating.Learn More
JSC “DLRR” works in two directions: repair of rolling stock and sub-contracting metalworking. DLRR was founded in 1866 as a base for steam locomotive repair workshops. In 1965 the plant was redesigned for overhaul of diesel locomotives.
DLRR is the biggest company in Baltic states, which overhauls and modernizes rolling stock:
- Repair and modernization of mainline locomotives, shunters, DMU and EMU trains
- Repair and modernization of passenger carriages
- Repair of equipment: wheelsets, diesel engines, diesel locomotive and electric train aggregates.
- Spare parts for rolling stock
Technical experience, that DLRR has gained working with repair of railway transport, allows nowadays to offer a wide range of metalworking services to other industries as well:
- Die casting (steel, iron, bronze, aluminum)
- CNC machinig (turning, milling, drilling, grinding, threading)
- Laser cutting
- Sheet and tube bending
- Mig/MAG, TIG and spot welding
- Heat treatment
- Surface treatment
Year of foundation, as Dvinsk Main Railway Workshops of Petersburg-Warshaw and Riga-Orlovs railway. Their capacity – repair of 20 steam locomotives and 44 two-axle freight carriages a year.
The workshops expand and focus only on repair of steam locomotives. Production volumes grow, and the first own 360kWh power station is built. Expansion of workshops causes growth of number of workers. By the beginning of the 20th century it becomes the largest company in the town with about 1000 of employees.
During WW II
87% of the workshops are destroyed.
The workers restore the workshops and start the production actively. Already in September 1944 first forgings and castings are made for reconstruction of railways, bridges and rolling stock. Forging, casting, carriage repair and mechanical workshops start their work. The factory’s workers take part both in restoration of the town and railway bridge over the Daugava river.
Main Railway Workshops are renamed into Daugavpils Steam Locomotive Repair Plant. Production volumes increase.
The factory is renamed into Locomotive Repair Plant.
The factory is renamed into Daugavpils State Railway Enterprise.
The company changes its name into State Joint-Stock company “Locomotive”.
The company gets back its historical name Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant after changes in ownership.
November 20, 2012
JSC “Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant” signs a contract with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) regarding the project “High value-added investments” on JSC “Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant”. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERAF).
The project “High Value-Added Investments” in cooperation with co-finance of ERAF is completed. The final reports are handed in and LIAA pays the factory its part of 35%. The company purchased 16 CNC machinery units and welding equipment:
– 6 lathe centres
– 2 grinding machines (cylindrical and flat grinding)
– bending equipment
– automatic bandsaw
– laser cutting equipment
– milling machine
– rolling machine
– welding equipment
The factory has been buying modern equipment and building infrastructure during 3 years. The factory hasn’t seen such technical modernization for a long time. Now DLRR can optimize not only the processes for production of locomotive spare parts, but also offer metalworking services for other industries, develop new products and capture new markets.