- Award underlines Bombardier’s commitment to local manufacturing, supplier partnerships, and growth of the Victorian rail ecosystem
- Bombardier is proud to be the only local manufacturer of passenger trains and trams in Australia
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation was honoured at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards held on May 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. These prestigious annual awards are hosted by the Victorian Minister for Industry & Employment and recognise outstanding achievements by local businesses and individuals across manufacturing and innovation in the Victoria region and beyond. Bombardier was proud to receive High Growth Sector: Transport Technologies award for 2018 and be recognised as a key player in Victoria’s rail transportation ecosystem.
“The greatly anticipated Hall of Fame Awards are a highlight for the manufacturing industry every year, and Bombardier is extremely honoured to have received such a prestigious award. This recognition reflects our commitment to delivering the mobility solutions that Victoria needs, and can be proud of, both today and into the future” said Andrew Dudgeon, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation Australia.
He added, “These awards confirm the strength of our local manufacturing in Australia, as well as our team’s commitment to providing seamless rail transportation for both customers and passengers.”
This respected award is a testament to the local manufacturing of our trains and trams which transform mobility across Victoria’s rail ecosystem. Home to the largest tram network in the world, Bombardier’s “Made in Melbourne, for Melbourne” BOMBARDIER FLEXITY E-Class trams are a famous and iconic symbol of the city. Coupled with Bombardier’s locally build VLocity trains for the Victorian Regional Rail network, both projects have generated more than 500 local jobs, developed a robust supply-chain and continue to promote sustainable local manufacturing in Victoria.
Bombardier has been investing in Australia for more than 60 years. As a trusted rail industry partner with over 1000 employees, Bombardier designs, engineers, manufactures and maintains rolling stock across Australia, along with providing signalling, rail equipment, asset management and through-life support to customers and operators.
The Hall of Fame Awards, which were established in 2001, recognize individuals and companies who embrace new technologies and manufacturing techniques, are export focused and excel in business innovation.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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