The scale to accommodate a large facility and, crucially, ready access to the skilled workforce needed to build and operate the factory – these are two decisive reasons why Siemens chose Goole in East Yorkshire as the site for a new rail factory. Phased development of the 67-acre site is now underway.
With an investment potential of up to £200 million, this new factory could create as many as 700 skilled jobs in engineering and manufacturing – as well as employing an additional 250 people during the construction phase. What’s more an estimated 1,700 indirect jobs can be expected throughout the UK supply chain.
The exciting plans in the proposal include manufacturing and commissioning buildings, warehouses, offices, and stabling sidings.
This investment has the potential to have a tremendous impact on the Yorkshire economy and the North of England as a whole.Will Wilson, CEO UK&I, Siemens Mobility Limited
Construction has started!
We're delighted to announce Yorkshire-based GMI Construction Group Plc has been appointed as main contractor for the site. In addition to the main facility, GMI will construct the four and a half kilometres of rail track needed for connection to the main railway line. GMI has a great commitment to using local suppliers, emphasis on employment skills and education, as well as an outstanding record of project delivery.
Read the full GMI case study here.
Showcasing our local suppliersWe are very pleased to be working with many suppliers from Yorkshire and the UK to contribute to the success of Goole and also supplying components for the new trains. Local suppliers supporting the construction include: C R Reynolds (enablement works), Clay 10 (site visuals) and Premier Modular (temporary offices). For the train components, the latest appointments include: Yorkshire-based LPA Lighting for the interior train lighting and Midlands-based suppliers Baker Bellfield to supply cab partition walls, Dellner to supply couplers and gangways, and I M Kelly for driver seats. Read about our suppliers below:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits to see start of £200m development
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited our Goole site on 6 July to see the start of construction at our new rail manufacturing facility in Goole. Mr Johnson meet with senior Siemens Mobility leaders including UK CEO William Wilson, construction workers and new apprentices, to formally celebrate the milestone – a significant step forward for, and investment in, UK rail manufacturing. The first phase of the development is due to open in 2023 and the first trains to be manufactured will be the Piccadilly line tube trains for London Underground.
Siemens has revealed plans for a rail industry innovation centre which will complement our manufacturing facility in Goole
The planning application is for a £6m building - which would be known as the Rail Accelerator and Innovation Solutions Hub for Enterprise (RaisE) - will complement our neighbouring rail manufacturing site. The RaisE project is being supported by a network of partners from the UK rail industry and higher education, with a key focus on providing research and development support.
Siemens Mobility has committed up to £50m to the construction of an innovation hub as part of the extensive new rail village in Goole, East Yorkshire
The purpose of the facility is to accelerate the adoption of technology within the rail industry and promote decarbonisation through furthering research into the use of alternative traction technologies such as battery and hydrogen power. The centre will make up the second phase of the Rail Accelerator and Innovations Solutions Hub for Enterprise (RaisE) and will create a further 250 direct and supply chain job opportunities.
Our first Goole apprentices start college
We welcomed 12 apprentices for Goole to embark on a three-year engineering training programme. Our apprentices started their Level 3 Rail Technician Apprenticeship programme training at Selby College, our official training partner at Goole. Here they will develop core engineering knowledge and competencies before rotating around different technical areas to learn how to build trains - including learning from our experts in our Vienna train factory! This will enable expert knowledge transfer from colleagues in a well-established, global manufacturing operation.
A market of global significance
With around 4,400 employees working in rail and wider transport-related jobs, Siemens is already among the largest employers in the UK rail industry.
The facility that’s being proposed for Goole will complement and expand the company’s existing operations – these include eight modern maintenance facilities and some 450 trains in service, which together clock up over 60 million miles a year. On top of that come wider activities in electrification, signalling and train control technologies.
“This proposed major new investment cements our company’s desire to further its presence in the UK’s rail market and underpins the ongoing importance of the market here to our rail business globally," explains William Wilson, CEO of Siemens Mobility Limited. "We are looking forward to working with our UK industry partners and supply chain to bring this vision for the future to reality.”
Siemens rail factory in Goole
skilled jobs in engineering and manufacturing could be created
pounds in investment potential
square metres (size of proposed site)
Work with usIn addition to hundreds of direct jobs, the proposed facility in Goole is expected to support as many as 1,700 indirect jobs throughout the UK supply chain.
Skills we will be recruiting in Goole
Make the world a smarter place
We make real what matters. From meeting the need of smart mobility solutions to creating ground breaking technologies that transform the world we live in.
Siemens Mobility is at the forefront of innovation in road, rail and logistics, integrating different transportation systems with one another to move people and goods efficiently. Concepts that make transport more efficient are in demand with the ever-increasing need for mobility.
Our new development in Goole will be at the cutting edge in manufacturing, commissioning and warehouse with potential development for a test track.
We will be looking for colleagues who have a passion for innovation and new ways of working. A big portion of the new roles which we will be recruiting for will be to work in a state-of-the-art facility working on Electrical or Mechanical fit outs. As a fully functioning manufacturing facility we will also have openings in Warehouse, Supply Chain, Quality, Commissioning, Commericial and Engineering Management positions.
Great minds think differently
We believe diversity creates more opportunity for success. That's why we recruit great minds from all walks of life: gender, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation and disabilities are irrelevant. Our aim is to find people locally who can contribute to world-changing technology.
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