Our Presence in Russia and CIS

Bombardier takes a long-term view and proactively invests in shaping the local rail industry and in creating a competitive advantage for Russia and the CIS.

With our leading commercial and business aircraft we also bring aerospace expertise to the region.

We believe that Russia and CIS are among the most promising emerging markets, with huge growth potential.

Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier’s long-standing relationship with Russia began more than 50 years ago through Deutsche Waggonbau AG. In the late 1990s, Bombardier acquired Deutsche Waggonbau AG (DWA), which began operating in Russia in 1948. From 1948 to 1995, DWA manufactured one out of every two passenger rail coaches made for the Soviet Union and later Russia.

Bombardier also supplied the electrical propulsion equipment for the new EP10 dual-voltage locomotives being built by Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works NEVZ.

In 1996 Bombardier and Russian Railways (RZhD) formed the joint venture Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd. This partnership was the first international joint venture to be formed for the Russian Railways. This joint venture focuses on the implementation and engineering of Bombardier's rail control solutions technology for the Russian market and across the 1520 gauge territory.

Today Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd JV has a workforce of approximately 150 employees. The company has achieved significant results with the implementation of Bombardier’s proven EBI Lock 950 computer based interlocking systems, providing services for the whole life cycle of the system from project design, to operation and maintenance.

During 2011 Bombardier Transportation acquired a 50% minus 1 share in Russia's largest signalling equipment producer OJSC 'United Electrical Engineering' known as 'Elteza' a subsidiary of the Russian Railways. This was the first successful example of the privatisation of a Russian Railways’ subsidiary and strategic supplier.

In addition to Russia, Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd has carried out signalling projects in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Baltic States, Slovakia and Turkey.

Bombardier Aerospace

Bombardier Aerospace brings expertise to the Russian and CIS market with our leading commercial and business aircraft. For more information visit our products and services section.

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