As a company, we set ourselves high standards and strive towards providing superior value and service to our customers. Awards, prizes and accolades provide an insight into what various third party organizations, including special interest groups, industry bodies and associations regard as important and how they rate our achievements.
The broad spectrum of awards listed below details our recognized areas of excellence ranging from the environment and customer relations to innovation and reliability. These awards demonstrate how well we are responding to economical and environmental challenges while remaining at the forefront of innovation and technology.
Ambassador to Polish Economy Award - Poland Bombardier Transportation in Poland has been recognised as an Ambassador of the Polish Economy, a programme organised by the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Its aim is to honor examples of good business practice in international relations. Bombardier Transportation ZWUS was recognised in the category of 'Creator of 21st century solutions'. 2011 Best Rail Company Award - Italy Our Rail Control Solutions (RCS) site in Rome has been recognised as a Pioneer of Industry and Business in Italy, by LRQA, the global certification body. The site was commended for its commitment to innovation and quality/HSE performance, including being one of the first large signalling companies in Italy to achieve IRIS certification. 2011 Business of the Year award - UK The award commended Bombardier for its contribution to the region - for being a high skill level employer, innovator and market leader and for engaging with the community. 2011 Distinguished Service to the Railway Industry award - Poland Janusz Kucmin, Chief Country Representative for Poland has received a prestigious distinguished service award from the Polish railway industry during the grand Railway Business Forum members meeting in May 2011. The professional honour is awarded to railway employees for their unique professional achievements as well as to other people for their services and achievements within the scope of railway development. 2011 Engineer of the Year - IEEE's Vehicular Technology Society Bombardier engineer Normand Tessier has been named Engineer of the Year by the New York Section of the IEEE's Vehicular Technology Society, in recognition of his "significant efforts in the area of vehicle electronics and engineering throughout his career and with Bombardier, and with various New York-area projects". 2011 Golden Statuette of Polish Business Leaders Award - Poland Bombardier Transportation (ZWUS) Polska has received the award of the Business Centre Club (BCC) in recognition of maintaining its leading position in the Polish market and thereby confirming its prestige and experience. 2011 Extraordinary Achievement Award - Canada-China Business Excellence Awards President and Chief Country Representative of Bombardier China, Jianwei Zhang, has been praised for his outstanding contributions to advancing the Canada-China relationship. 2010 CUTA National Transit Corporate Recognition Award - Canada Bombardier received the award for the 60-day Olympic Line streetcar demonstation projects in Vancouver, Canada in the category “Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Achievement” under the Canadian Urban Transit Association's (CUTA) National Transit Corporate Recognition Award Program. 2010 Investors in Excellence Kite Mark - UK Bombardier's Derby site was recognised for it's aim to continually improve its operation and strive for excellence. 2010 Diamond in Business Award - Katowice, Poland Bombardier's joint venture in Katowice, Bombardier Transportation ZWUS was recognised with the award for ongoing leadership position in the Polish rail signalling market. 2009 Frost & Sullivan Global Rail Company of the Year Award The award was presented for demonstrating unparalleled excellence within the industry, outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. 2008 CCBC Best Global Business Award The award was presented by the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) in recognition of:
• Success, vision, and entrepreneurship in entering into the Chinese market over the past years
• Notable growth in the company’s overall business
• Innovation to promote brand awareness in new markets
2008 Contributor of the Year for China This prize was awarded by the World Railway Development and Research Society and "World Railway" magazine to Mr. Jianwei Zhang (Chief Country Representative China). He was the sole award receiver for making exceptional contributions to building prospects in the industry. 2008 Award of Special Contribution to China’s Rail Transit Equipment Localization Bombardier won the 2008 award for Special Contribution to China’s Localization of Rail Transit Equipment jointly organized by two media organizations "People’s Railway" and "Rail Transit" in addition to China Rail Transit Promotion Alliance. 2008 Top 100 Fast Company Prize The award was presented by "Business Watch" magazine to the company for its excellence in taking fast action to adapt to market changes and gain market share. 2008 Best Global Project to Sign Award - South Africa The award was given to the Gautrain project for its unique engineering and socio-economic developmental requirements and in recognition of the team of lawyers who were able to put the deal together. 2008 International Bridge Award for Commerce - Pittsburgh, USA The award recognized successful efforts in building bridges between the Pittsburgh region and other parts of the world. Bombardier Transportation was selected for recognition in the category of corporations with sales revenues between $100 million and $1 billion USD. 2007
Energy Savings Award, Canada Bombardier’s manufacturing facility in Thunder Bay has received a Platinum Level Energy Savings Award for its efforts towards conservation and energy savings. The award was presented to Bombardier by Thunder Bay Hydro, the distributor of electricity for the city. 2012 Sustainability Star Award - Vancouver, Canada Bombardier's Olympic Line demonstration project won the award from the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which acknowledged a product or service representing a new solution to local and global sustainability challenges. 2010 First Prize for Environmental Behaviour, Spain Bombardier Transportation has secured the First Prize for Environmental Behaviour awarded by AENA (Operator for Madrid Barajas International Airport). The award singled out Bombardier's INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover system, which is in operation at the airport since 2006. 2010 European Mobility Exhibition Award Bombardier's hybrid AGC won an award in Paris in the Energy/Environment category at the European Mobility Exhibition. 2008 Réseau Écolectrique - Québec, Canada Received recognition and membership into the "Réseau Écolectrique" (Ecolectric Network) by Hydro Québec (a provincial government energy generation and management company). 2008
- HEALTH & SAFETY
Safety at Work Prize - Katowice, Poland Bombardier's joint venture in Katowice, BT ZWUS was awarded first prize in a national competition for employers promoting safety of work. 2008 SUVA Prize (Swiss Accident Prevention Association) Recognized for the fact that the Villeneuve production site had not registered any accidents for 450 consecutive days. 2008 Gold Health and Safety Award Crewe (UK) site received Gold Health and Safety Award. 2008 Loss Prevention Award Las Vegas Monorail Company earned exemplary marks from property insurer, FM Global for new loss-prevention strategies in 2007. 2008 Sunshine State Recognition Award - Orlando, Florida Efforts recognized for implementing and maintaining effective health and safety procedures and programs. 2007 GO Transit Service Centre - Toronto, Canada Bombardier’s remarkable safety record for the past ten years was recognized by WSIB Chairman (Ontario). 2007
- INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
Innovation business award - Poland Presented in the prestigious Ernest Malinowski Contest, Bombardier Transportation's new EBI Tool maintenance and diagnostics system won in the infrastructure category for ‘most interesting product and technical innovation used in the railway industry’. 2011 Tell award - Switzerland Bombardier Transportation has received the Tell Award for the most significant technology project in Switzerland in recognition of the product development for the TWINDEXX Swiss Express intercity trains equiped with the MITRAC propulsion and control system. 2011 International environment award Ökoglobe - Germany The FLEXITY Berlin tram developed by Bombardier Transportation together with the operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) has been awaded second place in the Ökoglobe competition in the category 'Innovations in public transportation". The environment price has been awarded primarily for the sustainable concept of the tram especially designed for Berlin and the consistency in its introduction. 2011 Award for “Most Innovative Use of Technology” at Middle East Rail Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE Bombardier won the Middle East Rail Award in the category ‘Most innovative use of technology’ for its game-changing PRIMOVE system. Identified as the industry’s leading innovator, the jury recognized Bombardier’s passion for innovation to set new standards in electric mobility while providing a smart and competitive solution for urban transportation. 2011 Top Tech Innovations Awards, Mass Transit Magazine - USA Bombardier's efforts to implement a web-based Learning Management System at New Jersey Transit in 2009 was recognised as one of 2009's technological advances that have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. 2009 Asset Management Innovation Award - Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, United Kingdom The BOMBARDIER ORBITA solution won its second innovation award, recognising Bombardier's leadership in the management of rail vehicle maintenance. 2009 Innovation Award Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award 2009 for the modular concept of the TALENT 2 commuter and regional train. 2009 Award for Engineering at the Railway Innovation Awards - London, United Kingdom Bombardier Transportation was presented with the award for Engineering at the Railway Innovation Awards 2009. This accolade was received for Bombardier’s innovative and groundbreaking service capability, BOMBARDIER ORBITA. 2009 Silver Innovation Award for PRIMOVE - Utrecht, Netherlands BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE won the “Silver” Innovation Award at RailTech Europe 2009 (NL-Utrecht), the 7th international conference and exhibition on rail technology. Our PRIMOVE technology was praised for enabling catenary-free and contactless operation for trams. 2009 Public Transport Innovation Award for MITRAC Energy Saver - Freiburg, Germany The local transport company Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH was awarded the innovation prize at the 4th Public Transport Innovation Congress for the deployment of the MITRAC Energy Saver, developed by Bombardier Transportation. 2009 Engineering Excellence Award Bombardier's ORBITA technology was presented with the Engineering Excellence Award at the highly prestigious 2009 HSBC Rail Business Awards. 2009 Research Award - Lille, France Bombardier's FERROCOTS project received the Award in the category "Collaborative project certified by a competitivity cluster", highlighting Crespin engineering expertise and showing Bombardier's commitment to collaborative projects in the region. 2009 Special Innovation Award Special Innovation Award - Energy and Environment, presented by "Privatbahn Magazin" for the ECO4 initiative. 2008 Security Innovation of the Year Award The SEKURFLO transit security solution won the prestigious award for Security Innovation of the Year at the recent Railway Interiors Innovation and Excellence Awards 2008 ceremony held in The Netherlands. 2008 Top Ten Leaders of Technology Innovation - China's Transportation Industry Prize The prize was jointly awarded by two media organizations "People’s Railway" and "Rail Transit" as well as China Rail Transit Promotion Alliance to Mr. Jianwei Zhang (Chief Country Representative China). It was given to him for his influential management of people in China's transportation industry who demonstrated outstanding leadership and unparalleled technological innovation in the industry. 2008 Boomerang Award Boomerang Web Award received in the category "B2B", for the web site The Climate is Right for Trains. 2007
- CUSTOMER RELATIONS
Supplier of the Year Awards - Brazil Bombardier has received the prestigious award for System Supplier of the Year at the Revista Ferroviaria Awards, held in São Paulo, Brazil for its game changing INNOVIA Monorail 300 system, delivered with the CITYFLO 650 automatic train control solution. 2012 Contract Partner of the year Award - UK Bombardier’s UK depot at Crofton has won the award of Contract Partner of the year 2011 for customer excellence from First TransPennine Express (FTPE) trains. Key areas that Crofton has addressed to achieve the award include the depot’s Safety First Approach. 2011 Worldwide Supplier of the Year award - UK Light Rail Awards For the second year running, Bombardier Transportation received the Worldwide Supplier of the Year award, in recognition of the 100,000 Bombardier trams and railcars running worldwide. 2011 Knowledge Transfer Partnership Business Impact Award - UK The UK government-backed Technology Strategy Board has presented their ‘Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Business Impact Award’ to Bombardier Transportation's signalling division for its partnership and collaborative work with the University of Plymouth on the development of the latest generation EBI Track 400 train detection unit. 2011 Worldwide Supplier of the Year award - UK Light Rail Awards Bombardier Transportation was the first winner of the new Worldwide Supplier of the Year award, in recognition of its projects in Toronto, Canada; Krakow, Poland; Stockholm, Sweden; and Kassel and Leipzig in Germany. 2011 Highly Commended in the category Supplier of the Year - UK Light Rail Awards Bombardier Transportation was Highly Commended in the category Supplier of the Year in recognition of the project in Manchester, UK, where Bombardier has sold 62 light rail vehicles to date. 2010 Contract Partner of the Year Award - Manchester, United Kingdom Bombardier's Services team at Crofton recognised at First TransPennine Express Annual Customer Excellence Awards for its singular customer focus, high quality maintenance provision, open and honest relationship and flexibility. 2009 Customer Care Award - New York, USA Systems employees at the AirTrain JFK Service Delivery Center in New York were presented with the John F. Kennedy International Airport’s 2007 Customer Care award for Best Performance by a Port Authority Contractor. Bombardier was recognized for its "hard work and commitment in achieving high ratings" during its annual quality assurance inspections. This is the second year that Bombardier won this award for its efforts in maintaining the cleanliness and condition of the AirTrain system. 2007
Golden Spanner Awards - London, United Kingdom Bombardier Transportation has received three awards for fleet reliability at the industry acclaimed “Golden Spanners” awards, hosted by the magazine Modern Railways. Fleets manufactured by Bombardier were recognised in the categories of most reliable Intercity train for the Voyager fleet and best new generation DMU for the Class 171 BOMBARDIER TURBOSTAR vehicles. In addition, the Intercity 125 trains and the Class 158 DMUs built at Bombardier’s Derby site also received gold category awards for best in class reliability. 2011 Golden and Silver Spanner Awards - London, United Kingdom BOMBARDIER ELECTROSTAR trains officially announced as the UK's most reliable train fleet - Bombardier was awarded 4 out of the 5 'Golden Spanners' for being the 'best in class' and 4 out of the 5 'Silver Spanners' for most improved fleets. 2009 EC Quality Certification UNE-EN 13816 - Madrid, Spain Bombardier Transportation's Automated People Mover (APM) connecting Terminal 4 at the Madrid-Barajas airport to its satellite building was awarded the EC Quality Certification UNE-EN 13816 for passenger transportation services by AENOR, the Spanish Association of Standardization and Certification. 2009 Golden and Silver Spanner Awards - United Kingdom Awarded seven out of 10 Golden and Silver Spanners at the Modern Railways UK Reliability Awards for the reliability of train fleets. 2008
APTA AdWheel Award - USA Bombardier Transportation was honored with a Grand Prize Award for the promotion of its PrimoveCity solution in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2011 Annual AdWheel Award competition. 2011 Intermedia-globe Gold Award - Hamburg, Germany Bombardier Transportation received the award for its video “The fastest way to save the planet” in the category Public Relations: Environment-Conservation-Recycling at the WorldMediaFestival. 2011 Intermedia-globe Silver Award - Hamburg, Germany For the video “PRIMOVE Technology: Changing the game in electric mobility” Bombardier received the silver award in the category Public Relations: Transport at the WorldMediaFestival. 2011 Metro Magazine - Women in Transportation Metro Magazine named Bombardier Transportation North America Senior Communications Advisor, Maryanne Roberts, as one of its 2010 Women in Transportation. 2011 APTA AdWheel Award Bombardier Transportation received the award in the category Public Relations/ Awareness Special Event for The Olympic Line - Vancouver's 2010 Streetcar demonstration project. 2010 APTA 30th Annual AdWheel Award Bombardier Transportation was presented with the First Place Award in the category, 'Video Presentation' for the BOMBARDIER ECO4 video at the 30th Annual AdWheel Awards competition of APTA. 2009 Harvey Communication Measurement Award The award was presented in recognition of advertising which achieved the highest readership response from readers of the "Congressional Quarterly Today". The advertisement that featured in an April edition of this publication was BOMBARDIER ECO4 and the new BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram. 2009 Exhibition Marketing Award of the International Association of Public Transportation (UITP) - Vienna, Austria Bombardier Transportation received the 2009 Exhibition Marketing Award of the International Association of Public Transportation (UITP). The award was presented to Bombardier during the opening ceremony of the 58th UITP World Congress and Exhibition in recognition of its comprehensive, highly professional and diversified marketing strategy. 2009 Intermedia-globe Silver Award - Hamburg, Germany Bombardier Transportation received the Intermedia-globe Silver Award in the "Public Relations: Environment-Conservation-Recylcling" category at the WorldMediaFestival.
As one of the world's highest honours in audiovisual competition, the BOMBARDIER ECO4 video featuring Bombardier's new formula for Total Train Performance and ecoactive technologies gained recognition.
2009 Cinerail International Film Festival Award The Climate is Right for Trains video was also shortlisted under the Corporate Films and Advertising section and shown at Cinerail in Paris. 2008 CUTA National Transit Corporate Recognition Award The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) presented Bombardier with a National Transit Corporate Recognition award in the Innovation category for The Climate is Right for Trains communications campaign. 2008 WorldMediaFestival - Hamburg, Germany The film The Climate is Right for Trains received an intermedia-globe Silver Award for "successful modern media communication solutions” in the Public Relations category. 2008 Grafika Prize Designed by Mosaic Design, Bombardier’s The Climate is Right for Trains campaign won a 2008 Grafika prize, in the Corporate Web site category. The Grafika prizes are awarded every year by "Infopresse" to the best productions in graphical design in Quebec, Canada. 2008 APTA AdWheel Awards The APTA AdWheel awards recognised excellence in public transportation marketing and communications for the Streetcar Redefined campaign. 2008
Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award Pittsburgh Business Ethics award received from the University of Pittsburgh’s David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership and the Society for Financial Service Providers’ Pittsburgh chapter. 2008
Red Dot Design Award - Germany The new REGINA X55 intercity train, which entered service with Sweden’s SJ in February 2012, has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award by Germany’s renowned Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen. The groundbreaking train’s design by LundbergDesign, a consultancy in Stockholm, was selected from a field of entries by 1,800 manufacturers and designers from 58 countries. The award jury praised the contrast between a clean exterior and a warm and homelike interior. 2012 Good Design Award - USA The ZEFIRO 380 very high speed train won the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum, one of the oldest design prices worldwde. This is the third time a Bombardier vehicle wins this prize. Previous winners are the Sprinter trains for the Netherlands and the TALENT 2 EMUs. 2011 iF product design award - Germany The prestigious iF product design award is presented to Bombardier Transportation for the exterior design of the ZEFIRO 380 very high speed train, recognised for its groundbreaking fusion of aerodynamic efficiency with a distinctive appearance reflecting our state-of-the-art technologies. 2011 IEHF’s Ergonomics Design Award (EDA) Bombardier Transportation in Derby has won the prestigious Ergonomics Design Award (EDA) by the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (IEHF) for the design of new rolling stock for the London tube network. 2011 Red Dot Design Award The FLEXITY Outlook tram (Cityrunner) designed by Peter Döllmann for the Austrian City of Linz has received the red dot Design Award ‘honourable mention‘ in the category Automobile & Transportation. 2010 iF product design award - Germany The FLEXITY Berlin tram for the Berlin transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) has received the international design award in the category Transportation. 2010 Universal Design Consumer Favourite Award - Hannover, Germany The FLEXITY Swift light rail vehicle for the Frankfurt Transport Authority (VerkehrsGesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, VGF) won the Universal Design Consumer Favourite 09 award in the category Mobility. 2009 Design at Work Award - Brussels, Belgium The FLEXITY Outlook trams for the Brussels' transport company STIB (Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles) won Design at Work award in the category Mobility. 2008 Rolling Stock Excellence of the Year - United Kingdom Bombardier and First Great Western given Rolling Stock Excellence of the Year accolade at the10th HSBC Rail Business Awards for the refurbishment of a fleet of high-speed trains. 2008 Collaborative Engineered Design Award - Heathrow, United Kingdom The award for Collaborative Engineered Design was presented to the British Airport Authority, in partnership with Bombardier and Balfour Beatty for the Heathrow T-5 project, more specifically, the APM Track Transit System. 2008 Good Design Award - Netherlands The Netherlands Railways Sprinter LighTTrain formed by Bombardier and Siemens received a 2007 Good Design award in the category Transportation. 2007 Henry van de Velde Label - Brussels, Belgium Design Flanders awarded a Henry van de Velde Label 2007 to Bombardier’s FLEXITY Outlook tram of the Brussels transport company STIB. 2007
Power Panels Award - UK Bombardier Transportation has won the Power Panels Award for People Effectiveness at this year’s prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Awards organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The judges praised Bombardier for its excellent communication with members of staff and its strong focus on personal development. 2011 Top position in the "Production Systems 2010" benchmark study of the RWTH Aachen University - Germany The Propulsion & Controls Business Unit of Bombardier Transportation in Mannheim was recognised for its BOS (Bombardier Operations System) as a Best-Practice-Company for Production Systems by the RWTH Aachen University. 2011 Induction into Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame - Australia Bombardier Australia has been presented with the recognition of the Manufacturing Hall of Fame for its commitment to maximise local manufacturing and participation in local rail industry projects. 2011 Special Recognition Award for BOS Bombardier Operations System won an accolade for excellence in manufacturing at the European Strategic Manufacturing Awards. 2008