Bombardier has been awarded on 7th November in Basque Country (Spain) with the Euskal Makila award.
The event, attended by Alvaro Rengifo (President of Bombardier) was organized by the Basque Company and Society Foundation, Empresa XXI and SabadellGuipuzcoano, and took place at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. Bombardier received the Euskal Makila award for its works and efforts during 15 years in Trápaga’s Factory.
The production of the factory in these 15 years has gone from mainly directed to the interior of the market (90% in 2007) to do almost everything abroad. As a reference, forecasts for 2016 indicate that 100% of its production will be exported. Of the equipment manufactured, 79% is installed in vehicles of the multinational and 21% in vehicles of other railway builders. The Trápaga’s factory stands out for its role as HPP World Center of Excellence and Production (high power traction converters) and for the production of traction converters in all power ranges: low, medium and high.