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Make in India

Make in India

May 12, 2016 03:00 ET

Bombardier Delivering Indian Government's 'Make In India' Promise

- Leading the way in India to deliver rail vehicles, products and solutions for both Indian and export markets from Indian sites

- Hon. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, acknowledged Bombardier's efforts on "Make in India" and "Skill India"

NEW DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) -

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is leading the way in delivering the Indian Government's 'Make in India' promise. During this week, Laurent Troger, President, Bombardier Transportation's showcased Bombardier's "Make in India" activities during his meetings with the Hon. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

The series of meetings also included visits with the Hon. Suresh Prabhu and Hon. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Indian Cabinet Ministers for Railways and Urban Development respectively.

This is in addition to meetings with His Excellency Nadir Patel, the High Commissioner of Canada to India, A.K. Mittal, and A.K. Kapoor, both from the Railway Board of the Indian Ministry of Railways, as well as with Mangu Singh, Managing Director and H.S. and, Director Rolling Stock, both from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

During a meeting with Bombardier officials, Hon. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, said, "I appreciate the efforts of Bombardier Transportation to invest in India through the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) route. We acknowledge the contribution of Bombardier in supporting India's "Make in India" and "Skill India" programme by producing trains for India and for exports from India"

Laurent Troger, President, Bombardier Transportation, said, "Bombardier is actively collaborating in the Indian Government's 'Make in India' program. From Savli, we are delivering high-quality trains for India as well as for important export markets, as demonstrated by manufacturing the new commuter trains for Queensland and metro cars for Delhi." He added, "Bombardier has been investing in India for more than 50 years. With our well-established manufacturing operations, engineering capabilities, supplier base and highly skilled employees, we are committed to the transformation of rail transportation here in India and across the world."

Bombardier also supports the Indian Government's vision on 'Skill India' with locally-grown talent now delivering projects for both India and export, as well as supporting the 'Clean India Movement' by regularly arranging clean up drives in Vadodara, India.

About Bombardier Transportation in India

Bombardier Transportation has approximately 1,700 employees in India. It operates a railway vehicle manufacturing site and bogie assembly hall at Savli near Vadodara, Gujarat. This is in addition to a propulsion systems manufacturing facility at Maneja, a Rail Control Solutions Centre for project delivery and product engineering and an Information Services India hub near Gurgaon, Delhi NCR and an Engineering Centre in Hyderabad.

Bombardier is currently manufacturing 450 commuter cars for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock (QNGR) project for Australia. Vehicle assembly and bogie manufacture is taking place at the Savli site and the Maneja site, near Vadodara, is supplying a portion of the propulsion equipment. Two six-car trains have been delivered to date and they are undergoing testing at Bombardier's state-of-the-art Wulkuraka Maintenance Facility in Ipswich, Australia. The two trains have travelled more than 10,500 km by road and sea from Savli, India to the Port of Brisbane. Savli site is also supplying bogie components for export projects in Australia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.

Bombardier is the Delhi Metro's largest supplier of signaling systems and one of its largest suppliers of rolling stock with more than USD 1.2 BN worth of orders placed since 2007. Bombardier has delivered 614 BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars with an additional order of 162 metro cars recently received from Delhi Metro. Bombardier has delivered or is in the process of delivering signaling solutions for more than 120 track kilometers for Delhi Metro's Lines 5 and 6 with extensions and Line 7.

During this quarter, Bombardier will also complete serial deliveries for the supply of propulsion equipment to Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) for 72 twelve-car trains. Bombardier is also supplying propulsion equipment to Indian Railways for locomotives and this long-standing relationship began in 1993 with a design-and-build contract for electric mainline passenger and freight locomotives.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,400 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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