Bombardier Becomes the First Rail Company in Australia to Achieve International Railway Welding Certification
BERLIN, GERMANY–(Marketwired – April 10, 2018) -
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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation in Australia has received EN 15085 Railway Applications for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components Certification, the first rail company in Australia to achieve this certification. With the announcement, the Welding Training Centre at Bombardier’s Dandenong site in Victoria is now an accredited facility for securing and growing local welding capabilities and for delivering industry-recognized certifications to staff, external suppliers, and industry partners in Australia.
“As a local manufacturer, Bombardier is proud to be the first organization in Australia to achieve this certification,” said David Collomb, Dandenong Site General Manager and Head of Operations for Bombardier Transportation in Australia. He added, “This certification demonstrates our local capabilities and overall competitivity in the Australian fabrication and manufacturing sector. It is key for Bombardier in Australia to uphold standards and lead the way in quality rollingstock manufacturing. Investing in skills and capabilities is the best way we can support and grow a sustainable rail industry in Australia.”
Over the years, Certification EN 15085 has become the standard for railway manufacture and repair worldwide. This certification enables the Dandenong site in Australia to manufacture carbodies to the latest European Standards. Bombardier offers welding courses for internal and external candidates and our Dandenong facility has trained and qualified over 40 Bombardier welders in addition to several key supply partners.
Bombardier Transportation has been active in Australia for more than 60 years as a complete rail solution provider. With local design, engineering, manufacturing and delivery capabilities, it also provides solutions for signalling, propulsion and control technology, asset management and through-life support to our customers. With more than 1,000 employees spread across every state, Bombardier has delivered an extensive and diverse portfolio of winning mobility solutions for Australia’s rail ecosystem.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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