Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a new final assembly hall in Bautzen, Germany today with Saxony's Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer, and Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs, Martin Dulig, in attendance. Among the other guests were the Mayor of Bautzen, Alexander Ahrens, and Saxon State Parliament Representative, Marko Schiemann. Bombardier Transportation has invested around eight million euro in the final assembly hall and commissioned a large number of companies from Saxony.
The new hall can produce up to 600 cars per-year. Its production spectrum ranges from regional and intercity trains to suburban and underground trains, and trams. Three different vehicle types can be produced at the same time and Bombardier Transportation's most advanced assembly hall in the world impresses with its increased use of digital technologies. It is also a prime example of efficiency. Compared to its predecessor, the new hall can save around one million euro per-year in terms of logistics, energy and maintenance costs.
Around 500 employees have their ultra-modern workplace in the hall, which boasts a total 8,100 square metres of factory floorspace. Around 5,000 cubic meters of concrete and 1,300 tons of steel were used in the new building. In addition, around 24 kilometres of electrical cables were laid, and 568 lighting fixtures installed. When including the costs for the production hall, Bombardier has invested around 30 million euro in the Bautzen site.