Press Release: Bombardier Contributes to Long-term Material Supply for Berlin's GT6 Trams

- Berlin Transport Authority's fleet of GT6 vehicles from Bombardier forms the backbone of the city's tram operations

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2013) -

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and the Berlin Transport Authority (BVG) are extending their long-standing and successful collaboration. Together, Bombardier and BVG are ensuring the material supply for the 150 GT6 trams of BVG.

Klaus-Dietrich Matschke, Executive Director for trams at BVG, said: "BVG and Bombardier are contributing to the reliability of tram operations in Berlin through the long-term availability of original parts for our tram fleet. In this way Bombardier is also supporting BVG's strategic objective to attract more satisfied passengers."

The material requirements planning for more than 400 spare parts includes the inventory management for corrective material, supplier management, component repairs, obsolescence management and the warehouse management in the BVG depots Berlin Lichtenberg and Berlin Marzahn, as well as the transport and logistics of these spare parts. In doing so, Bombardier guarantees material availability of 98% for critical spare parts.

Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin and offers a variety of products and services to a large number of customers in over 60 countries. Over 100,000 rail vehicles from Bombardier are in service around the world. The GT6 fleet of vehicles from Bombardier have been in use by BVG since 1994.

About Berlin Transport Authority (BVG)

BVG is one of the largest public transport companies in Europe. The company transports more than 937 million passengers by tram, metro, bus and ferry in Berlin per year.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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