Wabtec Corporation and Keolis Group have signed an international business development agreement to partner on commercial activities and the development of innovative products for the transit and freight industries.
The three-year agreement combines Wabtec’s product portfolio and Keolis’ transport expertise on the local markets to offer tailored solutions focused on HVAC energy efficiency, smart solutions for brakes, rolling stock monitoring systems and pantographs, as well as enhanced passenger information systems.
“This agreement builds on the strong relationship between our two companies over many years. Our partnership reinforces the commitment to accelerate the deployment of solutions for a more sustainable and ‘greener’ world. It also underlines the value of our innovative product and solutions,” Lilian Leroux, President of Wabtec’s Transit business said.
Wabtec and Keolis have a shared vision of fostering sustainable operations.
The agreement aims to provide operators with technologies that reduce energy consumption, accelerate the shift to green, and enhance reliability and performance. It also seeks to improve safety and comfort for passengers.
“For Keolis, this partnership with Wabtec is part of a strategy to structure the relationship with the major equipment manufacturers in the sector so that the group can continue to be seen as a global mobility operator. Given the Wabtec group’s presence in the various modes of transport – bus and coaches and guided transport, and on a multitude of systems, this agreement will enable the development of joint projects to improve the experience of our customers,” Claire Martin, Executive director industrial division explained.