Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation opened a new Information Services (IS) hub at Gurgaon, Delhi National Capital region (NCR) in India in February, 2016. The new facility is now part of Bombardier Transportation’s expanding IS team, which supports the company in providing modern and effective workplaces and services to its employees.
As part of Bombardier Transportation’s global IS strategy, India will be the third hub after Canada and Germany, all working as one integrated team serving Bombardier Transportation locations across the world.
Commenting on the inauguration of new hub in India, Thomas Leidenbach, Vice President, Information Services Infrastructure, Bombardier Transportation said, “We are pleased to establish our IS presence in India which offers the required infrastructure and talent to support our development strategy, innovation and improve our services. This office will give us proximity to our IS supplier base, grow core competencies internally, and support our presence and growth in Asia”
He added, “India and Indian service providers are amongst the fastest growing in the global IS industry. With this hub, Bombardier is looking to leverage the available local expertise to bridge the gap between outsourcing and building internal competency.”
Bombardier’s new hub will create expert and managerial jobs mainly in the area of IS Applications and IS Infrastructure Management and the local India team will, as part of the globalised Bombardier Transportation IS department, support Bombardier workplaces to operate efficiently and support customer requirements.
After more than five decades of investing in India, Bombardier Transportation employs around 1,600 people in India. It operates a railway vehicle manufacturing site and bogie assembly hall at Savli near Vadodara, Gujarat. This is in addition to a propulsion systems manufacturing facility at Maneja, a Rail Control Solutions centre and newly opened IS hub near Gurgaon, Delhi NCR and an engineering centre in Hyderabad that serves key projects worldwide.