Mumbai : Canada-based passenger trains maker Bombardier is planning to develop India as the exports hub for its products and solutions to cater to Europe, South America and the Middle East markets.
“With Prime Minister Narendra Modi opening the Indian railways sector for foreign investments, we see a huge opportunity for our products. But Make in India call has also encouraged us to enhance our manufacturing and services capabilities in India for catering to our global demand,” Bombardier Transportation India Chief Country Representative Harsh Dhingra told PTI. The company has a manufacturing facility in Savli, Gujarat that produces 450 commuter cars along with bogies and other components, which are also exported to markets like Australia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.
Bombardier produces propulsion components and rail control solution systems and also provides engineering support for software development and testing of rail vehicles engineering. While the propulsion components factory is located at Maneja in Vadodara, the rail control solutions facility is in Gurgaon. Bombardier is providing technical expertise for projects in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and the US, among others. A substantial portion of $2.7 billion for Bombardier Transportation is being executed at its Indian sites in Savli and Maneja, he said.