Wabtec Corporation and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have signed a new agreement which allows them to optimise the maintenance and operation of Wabtec equipment used on DB trains.
The agreement builds on a longstanding relationship between the two organisations and helps the two make strides towards their sustainable transportation goals.
The two businesses will work together as a joint Steering Committee on a number of projects, in order to enhance the reliability, availability, and life cycle of Wabtec equipment used on Deutsche Bahn trains.
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The main focus of the committee will be door systems, HVAC, and brakes. The two businesses will work side-by-side on design, testing, and implementation of product improvements, as well as pilot future cutting-edge technologies.
Lilian Leroux, president of Wabtec’s transit segment said: “By combining our expertise, data, and people, we will significantly extend the lifespan of Wabtec equipment on board Deutsche Bahn trains.
“The innovations that arise from this collaboration will advance a sustainable future for Deutsche Bahn and the transit industry as a whole.”
A number of executives from both companies attended a video ceremony where the agreement was signed.