Via Salvador Allende, 85
41122 Modena


Since 40 years, Zephir is the European leader in the rail-road shunting LOCOTRACTORS and industrial towing tractors, thanks to the largest range of vehicles having the best performances in the world.

Nowadays Zephir production includes the Locotractors LOK, CRAB, KUBO and LOKOM and several models of industrial towing tractors.

OK range is based on 12 models, covering equivalent locomotives weights from 10 tons up to 100 tons and train weights from 600 tons up to 6000 tons.

The Locotractor can be on and off-tracked in most areas in one quick and easy manoeuvre. Therefore, it can cross tracks to perform cross terminal movements quickly and efficiently.

Extensive trials performed by our valued customers resulted in saving more than 50% of the total cost of the equivalent standard locomotive.

LOKOM range is a rail dedicated vehicle and is able to replace small size shunting locomotives having a weight up to 40/50 tons.

This range is manufactured in two different versions: one with steel-wheels allowing higher speeds, and the other one with steel-wheels with replaceable rubber friction bands which allow higher tows at lower speeds.

The revolutionary CRAB and KUBO ranges include different models, diesel or battery electric powered. These vehicles are designed for indoor use, they have an high versatility and extremely cheap running costs.

All are built according to the latest European Standards.

Zephir vehicles are designed to be personalized with a wide range of options as: remote controls, automatic couplers, data logger, safety devices, ecc, etc.

Zephir has been producing more than 2700 vehicles, more than 90% still working worldwide, in each possible environment and any kind of logistic and industrial applications.

Thanks to this extensive experience ZEPHIR is specialized in tailored solutions according to customer and different national requirements.

Zephir designs and produces its products in 2 different workshops situated in Modena (Italy) collaborating with the most specialized suppliers.

Products / Services

Electric railcar movers / shunters.


  • LOK - diesel rail road vehicle
  • CRAB - electric rail road vehicle
  • KUBO - electric vehicle rail only
  • LOK E - electric rail road vehicle


Mr. Victor Zia

Mr. Victor Zia