Westermo Awarded Network Equipment Order for Washington DC Metro Trains

Toshiba International Corporation has awarded Westermo a 4.2 MUSD order for the supply of communication network equipment. The Ethernet based train switches from Westermo will be used to build the communication infrastructure on the new fleet of Series 7000 Rail Cars for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

This order follows on from the similar sized order for WMATA that was awarded to Westermo in 2012. Deliveries for the new order will commence in the second half of 2016. It covers the supply of network equipment for a total of 384 additional rail cars. Toshiba delivers drive and control systems to Kawasaki, who then assembles the rail cars for WMATA.

Westermo is a world leader in network equipment for railway rolling stock. The company has enjoyed spectacular success in the North American railway market, entering there in 2010. The decision to award the order is based on the industry leading quality of the products and the experience that Toshiba and Kawasaki have of Westermo as an industrial communications technology partner.

Westermo CEO, Lars-Ola Lundkvist states that: “The order confirms that we are on track with the Westermo growth investment plan announced in September 2014. The plan covers the investment of 175 MSEK to further strengthen our market offer and our capacity to be a valuable partner for global engineering technology companies.”

Press contact:

Magnus Jansson

Market Communications Manager

Tel +46 (0)16 428042

E-mail: magnus.jansson@westermo.com

Westermo North America:

Seth Thomas

Managing Director Westermo North America

Tel +46 (0)16 428042

E-mail: seth.thomas@westermo.us

Web: www.westermo.us

Westermo develops and manufactures data communications products for demanding applications in industries that include transport, water and energy markets. To ensure the highest quality, all Westermo products are manufactured in the company’s own state of the art industrial electronics manufacturing facility in Sweden.

Westermo currently has a global sales in excess of 50 MEUR and 220 employees. The company is owned by Beijer Electronics AB, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Magnus Jansson

Market Communications Manager

Westermo Teleindustri AB

SE-640 40 Stora Sundby

Phone: +46 16 42 80 42

Mobile: +46 70 223 29 48


Web: www.westermo.com

E-mail: magnus.jansson@westermo.com  

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