After a successful pilot production HUBER + SUHNER receives the official order for the wiring of the 59 TWINDEXX Swiss Express double-decker trains with 436 cars. Bombardier and HUBER + SUHNER signed the five-year contract with a project volume of around EUR 26 million for the serial production. The first deliveries will take place already in the second half of 2015. Moreover, there is the option for the wiring of other trains.
In the coming years, Bombardier delivers 59 ultra-modern double-deck trains for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).HUBER + SUHNER has now been commissioned to supply the Zugdachantennen, production and partly also with the installation of body-and underfloor cabling of the new InterCity and InterRegio trains. For these complex systems around 8,000 kilometers of cable will be installed.
Bombardier’s order is the largest vehicle project in the history of SBB. For HUBER + SUHNER, it is one of the largest projects in the railway sector, are created for the additional production capacity in Poland to deliver very fast and flexibly.
Strengthening the market position
The TWINDEXX Swiss Express is not the first project of HUBER + SUHNER for Bombardier. For many years the two companies have already successfully implemented various projects. “In the previous orders, for example the Metro Dehli, HUBER + SUHNER is a reliable partner turned out,” founded Dirk Pusch man, Director Procurement at Bombardier, the decision for cooperation. “Through years of experience in the railway market HUBER + SUHNER is a supplier who knows the critical milestones in our projects and master white.”
This contract strengthens HUBER + SUHNER’s position in the market. “In this project, we are once again not only cable, but a system supplier,” explains Patrick Riederer, Head of the Low Frequency Division HUBER + SUHNER. “Thanks to our global production and sales network and proven ability to manage centrally international projects, we are a strong partner for such orders,” said Riederer.
HUBER + SUHNER Group
The global Swiss company HUBER + SUHNER develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity. With cables, connectors and systems of the three key technologies: Radio Frequency, Fiber Optics and Low Frequency, the company serves customers in the three markets communication, transportation and industry. The products are characterized by high performance, quality, reliability and durability, even under extreme external conditions.With a global production network and its own subsidiaries and agencies is HUBER + SUHNER in more than 60 countries close to the customer. Further information about the company is available at hubersuhner.com .