Bombardier expands rail services business presence in Singapore
Bombardier Services intensifies its local rail maintenance presence further confirming Singapore’s attractiveness as a leading Asian hub
Bombardier today announced the expansion of its business presence in Singapore, with the opening of a new regional office for Bombardier Transportation’s Services division. The world’s biggest private sector maintainer of rail systems has chosen Singapore as its regional services hub to demonstrate its commitment to customers in Asia by providing quality after-market service and support. The local presence is led by Nick King who will be supported by a team of specialists brought together to harness Bombardier’s global capability in providing whole life services to rail transport products. Bombardier’s services to its clients include having strong O&M knowledge providing quality after care assurance backed by its global network of suppliers. This provides lower mean down times for train operators and lower rates of depreciation for asset owners.Nick King, Regional Head, Services, Bombardier Transportation said:”Singapore is the perfect platform for us to expand and provide a full suite of products to help our customers in Asia. Working in partnership with Bombardier provides real assurance for our clients giving them the secure knowledge they will always get a professional service throughout their assets’ lifetime while ensuring them greater revenues through lower operating costs. We are confident of enhancing train performance through our local Singapore hub which will continually add value to rail operators and asset owners in this region.”
Bombardier has had permanent head offices in Singapore since 2005 and over S$19 million was invested in setting up the Transportation headquarters in Asia. In 2008, 219 driverless BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars were ordered for the Singapore Downtown Line and deliveries are scheduled to be completed in 2017. The Singapore office is well represented by the business jet, regional aircraft, transportation systems, metro and Light Rapid Transit (LRT) systems business lines.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
About Bombardier Transportation Services
The Services division of Bombardier Transportation provides the skills and expertise to deliver efficient, competitive and sustainable rail operations globally. Services help its customers minimize operational costs and maximize revenue generation over their assets’ whole lifetime, while ensuring the highest levels of passenger safety, dependability and comfort. Services provide complete life-cycle service and support for train operators and asset owners worldwide. This ensures that reliability, availability, maintainability and safety are always the foremost factors for Bombardier Transportation in providing service-friendly systems and trains. It offers services and support to fit each customer’s exact requirements, including complete maintenance services, full train maintenance, materials and logistics programs, refurbishment, re-engineering and overhaul of vehicles and components.
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