New train formation hall put into operation at the Vienna business location
· Preparation for national and international major orders · State of the art production lines for even greater competitiveness
Siemens Mobility has successfully put a new train formation hall into operation at the Vienna business location. It is currently the most visible sign of the ongoing modernization of the manufacturing location Vienna. Aside from the erection of the hall, efforts are already underway to drive digitalization and robotics further. The manufacturing processes are being optimized by means of several detailed initiatives. This package of measures significantly increases the competitiveness of the Viennese business location and of Siemens Mobility in its entirety. The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by regional politicians, took place in Spring 2021. The subsequent construction was executed during standard operation.
More efficient production, more environmental protection
The new hall will primarily improve the production options for metros developed and manufactured in Vienna. Furthermore, it can also be used for other projects, such as for example from the field of coaches. The double-track hall and the new outdoor track are directly connected to the Austrian railway network. Individual cars will in future be assembled to trains directly in the plant, will undergo on-site static testing and will then be transported to other locations via the environmentally friendly rail network for dynamic testing. In the past cars had to be individually transported by means of multiple trucks. The modernization of the plant is therefore also a significant contribution for more sustainability, since another significant volume of CO2 emissions will be reduced.
The Siemens Mobility plant primarily manufactures passenger coaches and metros, for example night trains for the Austrian railway company ÖBB or metros for Vienna, Munich, Riyadh or Bangkok. Featuring the HQ for metros as well as its own engineering department, the Viennese business location of Siemens Mobility employs a staff of around 1,400 and trains numerous apprentices.