Bombardier’s joint venture in China, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), which recently celebrated its factory’s 20th anniversary, will supply 168 high-speed train cars to China Railway Corp. (CRC). The new vehicles will be configured in fifteen 8 car trains and three 16 car trains, being able to circulate at a speed of 350 KMH.
The Spaniard Martín Tello, who formerly worked at Bombardier Transportation Spain, is the current CEO of the joint venture, a company with 3,900 employees and a site of more than 700,000 m2, with a production capacity of up to 4 railway cars a day. During his time at Bombardier Transportation Spain, Martín held several positions of responsibility, leading important projects such as the supply of propulsion equipment for HST Haramain.
In September 2018, BST won its first contract for the supply of 120 cars (five 8 car trains and five 16 car trains), whose delivery is expected by the end of the year. Bombardier Transportation in China is a provider of integrated solutions throughout the entire value chain.