Siemens Mobility has just sold its 1,000th Vectron locomotive. The anniversary locomotive was ordered by Danish State Railways (DSB). The first Vectron was delivered in 2012, and all locomotives have been built at the Siemens Mobility factory in Munich-Allach. The order from DSB is for eight AC Vectrons. To date, a total of 1,003 Vectrons have been sold to 49 customers in 16 countries.
"The sale of the 1,000th Vectron is a success that underscores the long-standing trust and satisfaction of our customers. Designed for operating throughout Europe, the Vectron enables cross-border transport without changing locomotives. They create transport corridors across borders, ensuring efficient, ecofriendly and reliable European rail transport," said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
“We are strongly focused on our ability to ensure sustainable public transport with proven electric-based platforms in our modernization of DSB’s rolling stock fleet. We are, of course, looking forward to receiving all the Vectron locomotives we have ordered from Siemens Mobility, and the fact that we will receive locomotive number 1,000 shows that it is possible to establish standardized and off-the-shelf products in the railway industry,” said Jürgen Müller, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Rolling Stock, DSB. Siemens Mobility sells 1,000th Vectron locomotive
The Vectron is used for both freight and passenger service. The locomotives can be delivered as a purely electric version operating on either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), or as a multisystem (MS) variant. The Vectrons have a power output of 5.2 or 6.4 megawatts. For freight transport in selected countries, Siemens Mobility also has the standard Smartron locomotive as well as the Vectron Dual Mode, a combined diesel and electric locomotive, in its portfolio.
The Vectron locomotives have already accumulated more than 300 million fleet kilometers of service and are certified for operating in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. The Vectron has also recently been approved for operating in Belgium.
Including this new order, the Vectron fleet operated by DSB has grown to 42 locomotives. The company ordered its first 34 AC Vectrons from Siemens Mobility in 2018 and 2019. The locomotives will be used for passenger service in Denmark. Deliveries will start at the end of 2020.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide.