Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is joining forces with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), to assemble diesel electric locomotives in India. Bombardier will deliver diesel locomotives to EMD for its export to Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. This announcement builds upon a similar collaboration between both companies at Bombardier’s manufacturing site in Ciudad Sahagun, Mexico.
Bombardier will manufacture components, including underframes and bogies, and assemble the EMD locomotives at its Savli facility in India. EMD will provide all engineering and quality control and will be responsible for product performance.
“Bombardier and EMD will help transform the rail transportation industry in the region by leveraging both of our companies’ capabilities,” said André Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation. “By further expanding its global relationship with EMD, Bombardier will provide best-in-class products in keeping with its tradition of quality and extend its range of rail vehicle manufacturing in India.”
“This announcement furthers our commitment to our global customer base, and we fully intend to build upon our heritage,” said Billy Ainsworth, President and CEO, EMD. “In September 2011, we announced the opening of a facility in Patli for locomotive traction control systems, and we want to continue to invest in the region with this and other promising projects. Bombardier has been an excellent partner, and we look forward to working with them in India.”