A New Focus for National Steel Car and Gregory Aziz

The backbone of the North American economy had been the railroads for nearly a century before major trucking companies came into existence. Even now, railroads offer their customers a way to get enormous quantities of goods across the country at a rate per pound that is often lower than the competition. However, due to the inability of these railroad companies to pull right up to their customers like trucks can, many large corporations have switched their business to trucking carriers. A major shift needs to occur in the industry in order to get customers more enthused about rail transport, and Gregory J Aziz is working to make that a reality.


Greg Aziz purchased National Steel Car in 1994 from its then owner Dofasco. For nearly a century, National Steel Car has focused on the manufacturing and sales of rolling stock and railcars such as tankers, boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, and coal cars. They have serviced every major railroad in Canada for many years, but without a clear strategy for the future and a rapidly changing industry, NSC was not able to keep up with its competitors in the trucking industry, and many railroads were no longer able to purchase the railcars it produced. Aziz wanted to change that.


Using his past business experience and knowledge, Aziz took a fresh look at the Company. He knew that customers would need to have a high-quality car that would withstand not only the test of time and the elements but also the rigorous safety frameworks created by regulators. This would mean that engineering would have to become one of the main departments of the company. He also realized that National Steel Car had been sold and purchased so many times that the management group did not have a clear direction. This had to change.


Starting in 1995, Gregory J Aziz made some major changes to the company. He first put out a new mission and vision of the company that focused on customer service and engineering, changing the strategy of production from accessible and cheap to high-quality and safe. He then hired over 2,000 additional employees and spent millions on new equipment and capital projects to increase capacity and attract more customers.


Now, National Steel Car is one of the only rolling stock companies left in North America. It has sales of over $200 million each year, and it is the premier company used for almost every major railroad out there. The new focus on engineering and quality has created demand for the products and ensured the life of the company for many years. Get Related Information Here.