October 16, 2014
DELHI, INDIA – Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), one of the leading global locomotive manufacturers, is expanding its base in India with a new world class facility at Noida to better serve Indian Railways (IR) and other global customers. Today, EMD, a fully owned subsidiary of Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar Company, offers complete railroad solutions to railways across the world, including locomotives, track, repower, signaling and safety technologies.
Billy Ainsworth, Progress Rail and EMD president and chief executive officer said, “EMD is committed to investing in India to support Indian Railways in future technology. In order to provide effective support to IR, we have increased our indigenization in India by inaugurating our new facility in Noida today.”
The Noida facility is aimed at making India a global hub for export of sophisticated locomotive systems and control equipment, including complex electronic control cabinets, and also providing support services like overhaul of components. Through the new facility, EMD strives to increase its local participation and create jobs in India.
EMD’s partnership with the Indian Railways achieved a new milestone in 2013 with the rollout of the 1,000th EMD designed WDG4 locomotive from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, and in 2013-2014, 290 EMD designed high horsepower locomotives were manufactured at DLW.
# # #
About Progress Rail Services Corporation and Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.:
Progress Rail Services Corporation (Progress Rail), a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is a leading supplier of remanufactured locomotive and railcar products and services to the railroad industry, operating one of the most extensive rail service and supply networks in North America. More than 8,000 employees serve customers in a network of more than 165 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom.Progress Rail is headquartered in Albertville, Ala.
Through the acquisition of Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), Progress Rail has expanded its network of global locations, furthering a commitment to providing industry-leading products and services. Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel is an original equipment manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. With offices in LaGrange, Ill., EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and is a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs and stationary power generation. The company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 72,500 engines and has the largest installed base in both North America and worldwide. EMD also has an extensive aftermarket business offering replacement parts, maintenance solutions and a range of value-added services.
For more information, visit www.progressrail.com.
For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD)
BUZZ Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Tel.: 0-98100 17453
Achal Paul /Devanshu Tandon
Mob : 0-98101 62377 / 0-98730 33915