Our Presence in China
Bombardier's longstanding relationship with China began more than 50 years ago and continues to strengthen today through investments in manufacturing, technology and people. A wide range of our rail transportation and aerospace products are currently in service in the Chinese market.
Bombardier Transportation's cooperation with China dates back to 1954 and, since then, we have been actively involved in China's development of urban mass transit and advanced railway networks. We are committed to transferring our world-class technology and advanced management philosophy to China.
We currently have four joint ventures and seven Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE) in China.
Four joint ventures are:
- Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST) is a Sino-Canadian joint venture established in 1998 through Bombardier and CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. Our Qingdao facility is mainly engaged in the design and manufacture of railway passenger cars and rolling stock.
- Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC) was established in 1997 by Bombardier and Changchun Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd. (CRC). Our Changchun facility produces metro cars.
- Bombardier CPC Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BCP) is owned equally by Bombardier and New United Group (former Jiangsu Changzhou Railcar Propulsion Engineering R&D Centre). Our Changzhou facility is dedicated to the production, marketing, and maintenance of propulsion equipment for rail vehicles.
- Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company Ltd. was established in 2012 by Bombardier and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. The joint venture is focus on the repair and maintenance of urban mass transit vehicles in China, offering customers the services of daily maintenance, intermediate repairs, overhauls, refurbishment and technical consultation.
For more information on our joint venture sites, please view our Facilities in China PDF.
Seven WFOEs are:
- Bombardier Railway Transportation Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
- Bombardier Transportation (Engineering Service) Beijing Co., Ltd.
- Bombardier Transportation Railway Equipment (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.
- Bombardier Transportation Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
- Bombardier Transportation Equipment (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
- Bombardier Investment Management and Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
- Bombardier Transportation China Ltd.
Including its joint ventures and WFOEs, Bombardier Transportation currently employs more than 4,000 people in China. It has offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Bombardier's aerospace activities have expanded significantly in recent years with steady growth in our customer base and deliveries coupled with our increased focus on development and manufacturing opportunities in China. Our commercial airline customers include Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China United Airlines, China Eastern Yunnan Airlines, China Express; and 38 regional aircraft currently in service in China.
China is among a number of countries identified as emerging markets for business aviation. Globalization, increased travel requirements by business people and a general positive trend towards the acceptance of business aicraft use are among the contributors to increased activity in the region.
Bombardier, a market leader in China, delivered its first Global 5000 jet for operation in mainland China in July 2009. In addition, Bombardier recently delivered its first Learjet 60 XR and Challenger 850 jets to customers based in mainland China in March 2010. These milestone deliveries mark another important step in Bombardier's growing presence in China.
Some components of Bombardier aircraft have been manufactured in China by subcontractors for more than 25 years. In addition, Bombardier Aerospace has, in recent years, signed several cooperation agreements with Chinese manufacturers for its Q400 and CSeries aircraft. Learn more about these strategic alliances on our Local Partners and Suppliers page.