DB Cargo and GE Transportation partner to expand rail’s European digital footprint
Posted: 16 March 2017 | Global Railway Review | 1 comment
DB Cargo and GE Transportation have signed an agreement to digitise 250 locomotives across Germany, U.K, France and Poland over the next five years.
GE is a global technology leader and supplier of equipment, services and solutions to the rail industry and this marks its first-ever European digital contract, as well as the first time non-GE locomotives have been equipped with GE digital solutions. This is a major milestone in the company’s efforts to create self-aware locomotives and digitize the entire rail operation value chain.
“The digital industrial future is here and the need to turn information into insights and insights into outcomes has never been more important to our customers,” said GE Transportation CEO Jamie Miller. “We are committed to helping engineers and rail operators, like DB Cargo, make the most of their assets by delivering game-changing productivity and efficiency gains.”
RailConnect™ 360 Asset Performance Management Solution
The deal follows a three-month pilot of GE Transportation’s RailConnect™ 360 Asset Performance Management Solution, which provided locomotive health status updates that increased efficiency and delivered a 25% reduction in service failures. Built on the Predix Industrial Internet platform, GE’s Asset Performance Management applications give industrial businesses a complete, integrated view of its equipment, helping operators make more informed decisions and improve the performance of their assets.
“Our pilot with GE Transportation delivered significant improvement in fleet availability and reduced the number of service failures – factors critical to our operations and delivering goods across the global supply chain,” Steffen Bobsien, Senior Vice President European Asset Management & Technology for DB Cargo AG added. “We look forward to extending GE’s solutions for these 250 locos – and the positive outcomes they deliver – across our fleet.”
“Our pilot with GE Transportation delivered significant improvement in fleet availability and reduced the number of service failures”
As one of Europe’s largest rail freight operator, DB Cargo offers its customers access to one of the largest rail networks in the world, and the digitization of rail transport is one of the company’s key drivers to improve efficiency and increase service quality.
Cargo, Freight & Heavy-Haul, Digitalisation, Internet of Things (IoT)
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