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Metal Theft Reduced On Cargo Trains In Hungary

Metal Theft Reduced On Cargo Trains In Hungary

CARGO containers on trains in Hungary are being protected by SelectaDNA after they were targeted by thieves who were stealing metal valves.

The project, which has already resulted in a significant reduction in theft, is being carried out by Rail Cargo Hungary, the biggest cargo rail company in the country and a subsidiary of OBB (Austrian Railway).

A spokesman for Rail Cargo Hungary said: “We are introducing SelectaDNA as a theft deterrent on all vehicles from March 2015 and have already seen a reduction from 24 to 4 incidents in just six months. In fact, 2 of the 4 thefts were of valves that had not yet been treated with SelectaDNA.”

The valves now have ‘dual protection’ as they have been marked with two SelectaDNA products - Trace and Grease. Trace is a specially-formulated spray containing metal microdots which can identify Rail Cargo Hungary as the registered owner of the valves; and SelectaDNA Grease is painted onto the valves, marking the metal and staining the clothes of any thieves trying to steal them.


For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.

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