Siemens Mobility announced it will expand by 30,000 m2 its Munich-Allach manufacturing facility to meet the growing demand for locomotives and services.
The factory will be enlarged to 80,000 m2 from its current 50,000 m2 to provide additional capacities for processing new orders, optimizing production and logistics flows within the facility, and add more office space.
“Our facility in Allach is one of the most modern locomotive factories in Europe, using the latest innovative technologies like laser welding robots, augmented reality, and 3D simulations with digital twins. The added capacities will enable us to increase production output and meet growing market demand in Europe,” Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility said. The expansion will allow Siemens Mobility to increase its productivity by manufacturing more than 300 locomotives each year while creating “new highly qualified jobs”.
Certified processes, innovative equipment and advanced digital technologies such as Railigent X ensure up to 100 percent system availability for customers and provide a high-performance service infrastructure. More than 1,600 employees currently work at the Munich-Allach plant. Ongoing investments in production automation and process digitalisation keep the plant competitive and ensure the highest level of process reliability and quality.
“By expanding the competence center for locomotives at our traditional company location in Munich-Allach, our customers will benefit from the additional capacities and our wide range of preventive and corrective maintenance offers,” Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO Customer Services at Siemens Mobility said.
Munich-Allach manufacturing facility was built by Krauss-Maffei early in the 20th century and Siemens completely took over the locomotive business from Krauss-Maffei in 2001 and launched production of Vectron locomotives in Allach in 2010.
More than 1,600 of new locomotives have since been sold worldwide. In 2015, Siemens Mobility’s service business opened its Rail Service Center and data center in Allach to optimally leverage synergies between production and service.