Bombardier delivers 10,000th overhauled bogie from Siegen

Posted: 29 October 2020 | | No comments yet

Since 2003, Bombardier’s Siegen site has repaired, maintained or overhauled a total of 10,000 bogies, extending the life cycles and efficiency of reworked rail components.


Bombardier Transportation has delivered its 10,000th overhauled bogie from its site in Siegen, Germany.

Bombardier’s Siegen site is where the BOMBARDIER FLEXX bogies are developed, produced, serviced and overhauled for rail operators across the globe.

Since its foundation in 2003, the service department’s output has grown continuously from about 90 reworked bogies a year to over 1,000 reworked bogies per year.

“We are proud to have cracked the 10,000 reworked bogies milestone since the service department was founded,” commentted Dirk Kütting, Head of the Service-Department for Bogies & Drives at Bombardier Transportation.

“Being able to deliver this impressive number is a credit to our approximately 800 highly motivated and dedicated employees.”

Bogies are the most safety-relevant component in rail vehicles and are generally designed for a service life of 30 to 40 years. To ensure that operators’ trains run smoothly and safely, Bombardier’s technical experts offer comprehensive service for all types of bogies, regardless of whether they are Bombardier or other manufacturers’ vehicles. The entire range of services is available at Bombardier’s Siegen site, including scheduled overhauls, repairs or technical upgrades for an extended life cycle, to spare parts concepts for bogies and their components, as well as technical consultancy.

With innovative technical solutions and concepts, train operators benefit from cost and time savings due to short vehicle downtimes. Furthermore, the reuse of overhauled components makes an important contribution to more sustainable resource use while maintenance procedures have been optimised to guarantee reliable throughput times, increasing vehicle availability.

The team has also developed a successful process for achieving an optimised wheel-rail combination to minimise wheel and rail wear, reduce noise emissions, and last but not least, reduce costs.

Across the globe, over 70 different customers from places like Germany, Europe, Japan and others have placed their trust in Bombardier’s bogie expertise.

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