Bombardier Transportation and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd announced the formation of a joint venture company, Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company Ltd. The joint venture will focus on the repair and maintenance of urban mass transit vehicles in China, offering customers the services of daily maintenance, intermediate repairs, overhauls, refurbishment and technical consultation.
The new company leverages the respective partners' competencies in terms of technologies, equipment and businesses to deliver high-quality, reliable trains that are safe to operate. It will harness Bombardier's global capability in providing whole-life services for metros in which its technologies will reduce down times and extend the life of the Chinese operator's fleets.
Jianwei Zhang, president of Bombardier China, said: "This joint venture for metro cars maintenance marks a new milestone for Bombardier Transportation business in China. Through its participation in a number of railway projects in China, by successfully providing rail vehicles, signalling, propulsion, locomotives, light rail transit and automated people movers, Bombardier has earned an excellent reputation and has gained a great understanding of the specific needs of the Chinese rail market."
Laurent Troger, president services, Bombardier Transportation, said: "Today's announcement underlines our long standing relationship with Shanghai Shentong. Bombardier looks forward to a mutually beneficial partnership that will provide world class services to our customers in China. We are committed to making this collaboration a great success as part of Bombardier's overall strategy of working in partnership to develop China's rapidly expanding rail network."
The synergy generated from this strategic partnership will deliver a new level of after-market service and support in the region. Both parties are committed to a long-term relationship to enhance train performance while ensuring greater revenues for the customers though lower operating costs.
Bombardier Transportation's Services division provides the skills and expertise to deliver efficient, competitive and sustainable rail operations globally. It helps 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.
Reliability, availability, maintainability and safety are the guiding principles for Bombardier 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.