Bombardier Transportation has appointed Huber+Suhner as preferred supplier of rolling stock power, control and communication cables under a new five-year agreement which will extend the companies’ collaboration to more than 25 years.
The BEML board has approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding with MELCO to study the possibility of setting up a joint venture to manufacture electrical equipment for EMUs and metro trains.
Hübner Group has opened a sales office in Seoul, which will cover South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. ‘Seoul Metro is planning projects involving more than 900 vehicles for this year and the next, for which we have already provided elastomer seals’, explained Christoph Heuser, head of the Material Solutions Business Unit Rail & Bus. ‘One of our goals is to establish our modern finger protection profile with integrated safety edges and LEDs as a standard for local public transport. We see good opportunities for this’.
Bombardier Transportation has extended an agreement with Quest Global which will help it manage manpower throughout project life cycles by taking over some engineering teams and their activities in ‘best cost’ countries.
Security and operations technology company Genetec Inc has launched a portfolio of transport products intended to help operators integrate fixed and onboard systems. ‘Transit agencies need to find creative ways to provide a safe and seamless journey for their customers, while also having the right systems and protocols in place to ensure efficient operations’, said Jermaine Santoya, Industry Marketing Manager for Intelligent Mobility. ‘Using a unified security platform allows them to track all events in their vehicles and premises, record and retrieve actionable information efficiently, and provide an optimal experience for all commuters.’