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The Rail Cluster project is working with Siemens Mobility and hosting an in-person event on Wednesday 31 May, at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde. The event is an incredible opportunity to meet in person with key senior people from the team at Siemens to discuss opportunities and share your company’s capabilities and offerings with the potential of building a long term relationship with Siemens as a supplier right here in Scotland.
Siemens works with 3,000 suppliers, 47% of which are UK based SMEs which is one of the reasons Scottish SMEs should consider signing up for this event now!
Siemens Mobility is investing in technology, people, skills and its supply chain across Scotland and the wider UK, transforming communities as well as the journeys of passengers and freight. By investing in both the people and the future of Scotland, Siemens is supporting sustainable investment in transport, jobs and growth in the Scottish economy and supporting the Scottish Government’s priorities of net zero.
Siemens is a big employer in the UK, with around 5,000 people working at 30 locations including 13 train maintenance locations up and down the country and infrastructure depots. In Scotland, more than 250 people are employed and are working in a delivery partnership with Network Rail, providing significant infrastructure works in Scotland to improve the efficiency and help meet the ambitious targets to decarbonise the railways. At ScotRail’s Shields Depot in Glasgow, a team from Siemens provide technical support and materials to support ScotRail maintaining the 38 Desiro Classic class 380 trains.
We look forward to seeing you on the 31st May.
Please click on the link below to register your interest in attending.
We enable operators to shape today’s and tomorrow’s passenger and freight transportation ‒ with trains, infrastructure, automation and electrification solutions, turnkey systems as well as related services. That covers trams, light rail, metro, commuter and regional trains, high-speed and very high-speed trains.
The Rail Cluster project was awarded initially to Scottish Engineering in August 2020. Now in phase two, the partnership continues with Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and Skills Development Scotland over the next three years to build on the work started in phase one. The rail cluster project links Scottish SMEs with rail manufacturers, contractors, academics, and research centres across the country to identify more environmentally friendly track and train solutions while raising awareness of the opportunities in the rail sector in Scotland. The roots of the rail cluster project lie in the Rail Services Decarbonisation Plan through which the Scottish Government aims to decarbonise passenger rail services in Scotland by 2035. These targets present a real challenge to the industry and its supply chain, requiring a massive uplift in the electrification programme, new efficient train fleets powered by electricity, battery and hydrogen to replace diesel, and innovations and efficiencies to deliver this transformation while keeping rail transport affordable for taxpayers and users. This presents real opportunities for Scottish engineering and manufacturing SMEs with the potential creation of new skilled, sustainable employment.
About RIA Scotland: RIA Scotland is the voice of the Scottish rail supply community, representing RIA members across the nation. Rail in Scotland supports £3.1bn in economic growth (GVA), 56,000 jobs and £1bn in tax revenue and is an essential industry in delivering the Scottish Government’s economic growth and decarbonisation agendas.
About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has 300+ companies in membership in a sector that contributes £43 billion in economic growth and £14 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 710,000 people. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK; for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 is generated in the wider economy. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).