Bombardier Launches Construction of its New Bogie Technical Centre
- Centre of Excellence in Siegen, Germany, will innovate and design
BOMBARDIER FLEXX bogies of the future
- Site to foster cooperation between customers, suppliers and
BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/12 -- Rail technology leader
Bombardier Transportation today officially launched the construction
of a new Bogie(1) Technical Centre in Siegen, Germany. Pierre
Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., and
Andre Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier
Transportation, took part in laying the foundation stone at
Bombardier's Siegen bogie production site.
Local politicians and representatives of the universities of Siegen
and Aachen, Germany, joined Bombardier employees involved in the
project to celebrate this achievement. The new centre of excellence
is due to begin operations by mid-2014. The site will bring together
Bombardier's engineering experts with the necessary tools and means
to continue to develop and test the FLEXX bogie portfolio to better
fulfill customer requirements, in particular in terms of strict
certification and homologation processes.
Pierre Beaudoin said: "The Bogie Technical Centre is a significant
investment for Bombardier. We are dedicated to our customers and the
new Centre will give us the means to meet our customers' needs now
and in the future by expanding and further improving our FLEXX bogies
Andre Navarri added: "Bogies are a core competence of Bombardier and
play a crucial role in all our rail vehicles, from trams to very high
speed trains. The Bogie Technical Centre will create the perfect
environment for innovation, allowing Bombardier to test innovative
ideas and strengthen its future competitiveness."
The Siegen site will form a unique production and innovation hub. It
will comprise Bombardier Transportation's bogies headquarters, the
new Bogie Technical Centre, the existing final assembly area,
Wheelset Centre and crash repair and overhaul centre.
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dustry and delivers innovative
products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility.
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in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with
products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed
base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global
leader in transportation.
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