Bombardier launches new rail products JV in China
The new company will focus on rail transportation communication, signalling and integrated monitoring systems
BERLIN—Bombardier Transportation has partnered with privately-owned Chinese company New United Group (NUG) to establish a new joint venture for signalling and rail control in China.
Each company will have a 50 per cent share in the new venture, which will be known as Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions Co. Ltd.
The new company will focus on rail transportation communication, signalling and integrated monitoring systems for the Chinese mass transit and light rail markets, and be committed to introducing moving-block signalling technology for metro applications. The JV will be located in Changzhou, near Shanghai in the Jiangsu province.
Bombardier already has four joint ventures operating in China and has sold its CITYLO 150 tram solution and CITYFLO 650 CBTC technology to the Suzhou Tram and Tianjin and Shenzhen Metro Lines.
NUG brings its extensive knowledge of the Chinese market and links with municipal authorities. Already long-term partners, Bombardier and NUG have co-operated in the Bombardier CPC Propulsion System Co., Ltd. (BCP) joint venture since 2003. BCP produces advanced propulsion and control system products for rail transportation vehicles in China.