Siemens Mobility expands its Cornellà factory in Spain

Siemens Mobility has invested in its Cornellà factory to significantly expand production capacity and the product portfolio.

As part of its commitment to growth in Cornellà, Spain, Siemens Mobility is investing in expanding production in various areas.

This includes the inauguration of a new gearbox production line and the establishment of a welding competence centre for converter cabinets.

“The decision to invest in this new manufacturing line aligns with our vision for the future and our commitment to quality and innovation in the rail sector,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility.

“This initiative will not only allow us to meet the current demand for gearboxes but will also lay the foundations for future investments aimed at expanding our business to other customers in Europe.”

New gearbox production line

This May, the factory launched production of its first rail gearboxes on the new manufacturing line.

During the first phase, the new line will focus exclusively on the manufacture of heavy gearboxes, such as for locomotives, starting for those built by Siemens Mobility.

The initial production capacity of approximately 500 units per year is expected to increase in the second phase, as production expands to meet demand for gearboxes in the Iberian market.

Installing the new production line required the conversion of a separate manufacturing hall at the Cornellà factory and increasing the company’s workforce.

Competence Centre for Converter Cabinets

Siemens Mobility began establishing a welding competence centre for converter cabinets a year ago and it now employs more than 80 experts.

Once production is fully ramped up, the company aims to consolidate its position as a leading competence centre in the manufacture of converter cabinets.

Close to customers and market

Siemens Mobility manufactures products for its own vehicle business as well as for other rail vehicle manufacturers worldwide. Thus, Cornellà is an integral part of the network of Siemens Mobility traction components factories spanning ten locations worldwide.

Siemens Mobility’s Cornellà factory

Serving Spain for 114 years and with 320 employees, Siemens Mobility’s Cornellà factory is one of the main suppliers of traction motors, converters and converter cabinets for trains and locomotives used in the company’s national and international projects and by other customers.

The factory is at the forefront of innovation and technology, particularly in the implementation of Industry 4.0. It prioritises data security according to ISO 27001 standards and utilizes advanced track and trace systems to ensure transparent and efficient monitoring of products and manufacturing processes.

In line with its commitment to sustainability, the Cornellà factory is an urban and environmentally friendly facility. It holds ISO 14001 and EMAS certifications, adhering to the highest environmental standards.

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