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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

"We're family that works together." -Frank Sonzala, president and CEO

//CIMC Intermodal Equipment built more than
27,000 chassis last year, and expects to reach
33,000 this year.

Doubling Up

CIMC INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT PLANS TO DOUBLE
ITS PRODUCTION IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS.
>CIMC INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT

BY ALAN DORICH

There are many providers of
chassis and container parts, but CIMC
Intermodal Equipment (CIMC-IE) sets
itself apart by offering its customers
roadside assistance. Through its CIMC
Intermodal Road Service Program, President and CEO Frank Sonzala explains,
the company's clients in all 50 states
can call CIMC-IE when a part breaks on
their chassis.
But no matter where they are, the

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repair fee is the same price. "Whether
it's Washington state, Washington, D.C.,
or Kansas City, Mo., [it's] the same price
from coast to coast," Sonzala says.
CIMC-IE, which has locations in
South Gate, Calif., and Emporia, Va., is
the U.S. domestic wheeled representative
of CIMC Vehicles, based in Shenzhen,
China. The firm provides chassis to its
clients in the U.S. intermodal market,
including all of the major U.S. railroads,
chassis pools and maritime shippers.

Sonzala says the company's roots
go back to 2008, when CIMC Vehicles invested in Direct Chassis, a U.S.
company in Texas. In 2011, CIMC-IE
acquired 100 percent of Direct Chassis
and in 2012, it built approximately 6,000
chassis, but that number has grown.
"Last year, we did over 27,000," he says,
noting that the company expects to
reach 33,000 in 2017.

-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
CIMC Intermodal Equipment
www.cimc-ie.com
Headquarters: South Gate, Calif., and
Emporia, Va.
Specialty: Chassis and container parts
Employees: 140
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