Wabtec’s Major Rail Brake Contract

Wabtec Corporation, a prominent player in transportation solutions, has recently announced a significant brake system order from Siemens India Private Limited’s Mobility Business. This substantial order, valued at $157 million, is a key component of the prestigious 9000HP locomotive project for Indian Railways. The order is poised to enhance operating performance, efficiency, and safety with advanced technology for a new fleet of 1,200 electric locomotives.

Gunjan Vakharia, the Head of Mobility Business at Siemens Limited, emphasized the company’s commitment to transforming Indian rail with state-of-the-art technologies. “Siemens is firmly committed to transform rail and mobilize India with cutting-edge technologies and solutions. We are excited about our partnership with Wabtec, who also shares a similar vision of creating a green and world-class railway network,” Vakharia stated.

The contract involves Wabtec supplying Siemens with brake systems from its Hosur plant over an 11-year period and providing maintenance services for 35 years. Siemens will undertake the assembly of these locomotives at the Indian Railways factory located in Dahod, Gujarat.

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Sujatha Narayan, Senior Vice President and India Region Leader at Wabtec Corporation, highlighted the local significance of the project. “Wabtec is committed to the delivery of high performance and safety critical products for the Indian market,” Narayan said. “The ILS series of braking system is a product ‘Made in India’, which is designed and developed by the India-based engineering team.”

The high-performance brake system will be equipped with critical safety features, high reliability, and reduced maintenance intervals. Wabtec’s established role as a brake system supplier for other Indian Railway and metro projects further cements its position as a leading brake supplier for both mainline and urban rail mobility.

Wabtec’s Transit business in India boasts the capability to construct major subsystems, including brake systems, pantographs, couplers, air-conditioning systems, and passenger access doors. With a substantial engineering presence in Hosur and Bangalore, Wabtec is well-positioned to provide comprehensive technical and service support.

About Wabtec Corporation: Wabtec Corporation is a global leader in providing equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail industries, as well as mining, marine, and industrial markets. With over 150 years in the rail industry, Wabtec envisions achieving a zero-emission rail system in the U.S. and worldwide. More information is available at www.wabteccorp.com.

About Siemens Limited: Siemens Limited, a technology company, focuses on industry, infrastructure, transport, and power generation and transmission. With solutions that enhance resource efficiency, resilience, and comfort, Siemens integrates the real and digital worlds to empower customers and transform everyday life. As Siemens AG’s flagship listed company in India, Siemens Limited reported a Revenue from continuing operations of Rs. 17,701 crore and a workforce of 8,888 as of September 30, 2023. For further details, visit www.siemens.co.in.


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