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Bombardier Invests for the Future in Malaysia

August 29, 2014 Berlin Transportation,  Press Release

  • Inauguration of Bombardier’s new Kuala Lumpur hub to support regional rail projects
  • Commitment to grow rail expertise in Malaysia through collaborative programmes

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is investing for the future in Malaysia with the official opening of a new Kuala Lumpur (KL) hub to support rail projects in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region. The brand new office in the centre of Kuala Lumpur will accommodate more than 100 engineering, project management, systems integration and signalling specialists. This move confirms Bombardier’s support for the advancement of Malaysia’s rail industry and provides the platform to develop local talent and increase high-value employment in Malaysia’s capital.

Pierre Attendu, President of the Systems Division at Bombardier Transportation, said, “Bombardier is committed to meeting Malaysia’s public transport needs with cutting-edge mass transit solutions. This investment strengthens our ability to meet customer needs and ensures that we are well prepared to deliver upcoming projects in the Asia Pacific region.”

Bombardier has a 20-year track record in Malaysia. Key projects in delivery include the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for the new 51 km Klang Valley mass rapid transit (KVMRT) Line 1, a fully automated and driverless system. Bombardier is also a supplier of onboard and wayside automatic train protection (ATP), interlocking and train detection equipment to KTMB, Malaysia’s state-owned rail operator. For the Kelana Jaya Line in KL, Bombardier is supplying linear induction rail for the 17 km extension to the system, as well as delivering the mid-life overhaul of the original vehicle fleet (210 cars) and supplying 14 new four-car BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Metro 300 trains to provide additional capacity.

Delivered projects include the Kelana Jaya LRT system, the automated people mover system at the KL International Airport, as well as the KL Sri Petaling and Ampang Lines, formerly known as STAR (Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan), where Bombardier was the lead supplier for this full turnkey system.

In alignment with its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Bombardier is an active participant in various community and educational initiatives that invest in Malaysia’s future. For example, with its KVMRT and Kelana Jaya line projects, Bombardier is participating in Offset Programmes that will further develop Malaysia’s railway industry through collaborative programmes with its customers, government agencies, local industry players and institutes of higher education.

About Bombardier Transportation in Asia Pacific

Bombardier's long-standing presence in Asia began more than 50 years ago. Today, more than 3,342 experts are employed across 28 sites in the region. Bombardier’s proven expertise is evident in the supply of rolling stock and rail control systems for mass transit and mainline applications throughout Asia, including Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Yongin, New Delhi, Singapore, Manila and Bangkok. The headquarters for Bombardier’s rolling stock and rail control solutions regional businesses are located in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1997, Bangkok became the Regional Centre of Expertise for signalling and this year, the site also became the Asian Centre of Engineering for rolling stock. The new office in Malaysia will be the regional Centre of Expertise for system engineering and system integration, specialising in turnkey transit system projects across the region.    

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors

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