Bombardier Transportation recently celebrated the official opening of its new Bogie Technical Centre in Siegen, Germany.
The new centre of excellence brings together Bombardier's engineering experts with the necessary tools and means to continue to develop and test Bombardier's FLEXX bogie portfolio to better fulfill customer requirements, in particular in terms of strict certification and homologation processes.
The Siegen site will form a unique production and innovation hub. It will comprise Bombardier's bogies headquarters, the new Bogie Technical Centre, the existing final assembly area, Wheelset Centre and a crash repair and overhaul centre.
In a press statement Bart Vantorre, President, Business Unit Bogies, Bombardier Transportation, said: "The Bogie Technical Centre is a perfect illustration of our brand promise. The Evolution of Mobility is all about what's next; and this new centre of innovation will develop the next generation of Bombardier FLEXX bogies. This test and validation centre allows us to respond to increasingly complex certification and homologation processes. In addition, the centre will be at the heart of a network with the academic world and suppliers, creating synergies and joint research to fulfill our customers' needs."