Bombardier Transportation today announced an extension of its support to the victims of flash floods and heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand, a state in the north of India.
Bombardier is making a financial contribution and encourages its employees to help Indian citizens affected by the floods following the outreach by All India Congress Committee Chairperson, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, and the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
The company is donating an amount equivalent to three days net salary of all Bombardier Transportation India white-collar employees directly to the Prime Minister National Relief Fund.
Bombardier has also requested its employees in India support the victims by donating key items including food, sanitation facilities, medicines, utensils, toiletries, books and stationery items.
Benoit Cattin-Martel, Managing Director Bombardier Transportation India, said: “As a responsible corporate citizen Bombardier is committed to contribute to local communities and the well-being of their citizens. Each contribution, however small, will help a larger cause and particularly the flood victims in the Uttarakhand region.”
About Bombardier Transportation in India
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. After more than four decades of investing in India, Bombardier Transportation has built up capabilities, which cover the complete range of railway vehicle manufacturing, software development, and customer service competencies. The company employs around 1,100 people in India, where it operates a railway vehicle manufacturing site at Savli including a bogie assembly hall; a propulsion systems manufacturing facility and software development centre for signalling and traction applications at Maneja, Gujarat; and an engineering centre in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, which is already sourcing key global projects.
The company has the capability not only to address the country’s rail industry requirements for the production of metros and monorails, electric multiple units and locomotives, advanced IGBT propulsion systems and signalling systems, but also to supply state-of-the-art made-in-India trains to neighbouring markets in the region.
Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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.
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