Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as BST), founded on November 1998 and located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, is a joint venture invested by CRRC Sifang Co. Ltd. and Bombardier Inc. of Canada, with $84.12 million of registered capital. Owning two factories in Chengyang District, BST covers an area of 702,000 m2, and a construction area of 216,000 m2. BST has more than 1000 large-scale equipment and 45 kinds of key equipment for it adheres to high standard in investing equipment for mechanical processing, welding and testing. Engaged in the design & manufacture, the maintenance, and the after-sales service of railway vehicles, BST is a competitive and important manufacturing enterprise of rail transportation equipment in China’s railway industry.
BST integrates Bombardier’s advanced design concept to create EMU products with its own advantage. Equipped with R & D and manufacturing platforms for high-speed EMUs, high-grade railway passenger cars and Qinghai Tibet tourist cars, BST mainly designs and produces high-grade railway passenger cars, EMUs, luxury double deck passenger cars, metro vehicles and intercity trains for export. BST’s products cover several types of EMUs with different speed levels from 200 km/h to 380 km/h, 8-cars or 16-cars, and coach or sleeper.
With more than 3,800 employees, BST’s annual production capacity reaches 80 trainsits (640 cars) of producing new high-speed EMUs, 95 trainsits (760 cars) of EMU maintenance, and 350 trainsits of producing high-grade passenger cars. Till September, 2020, BST has provided 370 EMUs (equivalent to 419 SEMU) for China’s rail transit market, with an accumulated operating mileage of about 999 million km. For EMU maintenance, BST is capable of undertaking A3, A4, A5 heave maintenance, and has delivered about 536 EMUs of maintenance. In overseas market, BST has won the export project of Stockholm Metro project (96 trainsits) and Sweden Regina RX train VT project (40 trainsits), which have been fully put into production. For railway passenger cars, BST mainly produces 25T high-grade passenger cars and Qinghai Tibet luxury tourist cars, which represent the development trend of domestic high-grade railway passenger cars.
BST’s diverse products benefits from its advanced VR lab, TCMS lab, fatigue lab, professional R & D team, and technology innovation system of combining the efforts of enterprises, universities and research institutions. BST is professional and qualified for it has obtained the certificate of ISO14001:2015, ISO45001:2018, ISO9001:2015, ISO22163:2017, ISO50001:2018, welding certificate EN15085, German standard system of bonding DIN 6701. All that made BST a first-class manufacturing enterprise of railway passenger car, and it has been honored as the Level One Enterprise of Work Safety Production Standardization, High-Tech Enterprise of Qingdao, and 3A of Enterprise Credit Grade.
BST enhances its capacity of independent innovation through well understanding and re-innovation of Bombardier’s advanced rolling stock manufacturing technology and management system. Adhering to principle of energy saving, environment-friendly and human-friendly design, BST realizes the harmony among human, train, and environment. In the future, BST will follow the trend of manufacturing industry to accelerate intelligent, green innovation-driven and service-oriented development, with the purpose of becoming a contributive manufacturer with high independent innovation and strong competitiveness among rail transit industry.