According to the Kirill Lipa's position, outsourcing is a necessary condition for the development of a competitive economy, but its effectiveness is essential to ensure stability and predictability of the business relationship. When it comes to large manufacturers of complex expensive equipment and after-sales service, need to recall the world experience, where long-term contracts or contracts of the cycle of up to 40 years had been established. According to the speaker, these business relationships provide reliable suppliers and are one of the cornerstones of the basis of the stable operation of the railway sector in various countries around the world. In this case, the basic criterion for the evaluation of the business is not the ownership, but its effectiveness.
In June 2014, LLC "TMH-Service" and JSC "Russian Railways" signed a contract for a full service of 14,799 "RZD" locomotives duration of 40 years.