Bombardier Transportation Signs New Agreement for Rail Engineering Education in Thailand
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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Navamindradhiraj University, alongside King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Bangkok), The Krungthep Thanakom Co., Ltd., Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTS), and AMR Asia Co. Ltd. The MoU sets out the terms to provide engineering expertise to students and instructors over the next four years.
The new partnership will promote and coordinate cooperation between the partners for the development of training and expertise in urban rail transit, naval, aircraft and other associated industries. Experts from Bombardier will collaborate with the University's Urban Community College of Bangkok (UCCB) to develop a new Associate Degree Program in Rail Technology.
Gregory Enjalbert, Head of Asia Pacific, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, commented, "Bombardier is fully committed to developing local expertise in Thailand. We are able to contribute our almost twenty year's presence in the Thai rail industry, a highly skilled team and prior experience in working with the educational sector. I will be very proud to see the first graduates benefit from this new partnership."
Since 2013, Bombardier has also partnered with Kasetsart University to provide rail engineering education. Partnerships with academia demonstrate the company's commitment to investing in the communities where it operates and growing local roots in its key markets. Over its 19-year presence in Bangkok, Bombardier has grown a highly-skilled local team of over 450 working on projects in Thailand, Asia and worldwide.
Bombardier Transportation in Thailand
Bangkok is a hub for Bombardier Transportation's Asia Pacific business developing and delivering complete transit systems, rolling stock and rail control solutions. Since 1997, Bombardier's Bangkok site has been developed as its Regional Centre for Signalling and, since 2014 as an Asian Centre of Engineering for Rolling Stock. A key supplier in the market, Bombardier's mass transit train control is operating on the BTS Skytrain and is in delivery for the Bangkok's new MRT Purple Line. Its mainline signalling technology has operated since 2006 on SRT's second and third stage tracks, connecting to Bangkok.
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 39,400 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
Bombardier is the world's leading 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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