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Akiem and Siemens Mobility sign a framework agreement for the supply of Vectron locomotives

Efficient, safe and reliable rolling stock
Fabien Rochefort, CEO of the Akiem group, comments: “We are proud to build on a new partnership with Siemens Mobility and diversify our fleet portfolio. At Akiem, we are committed to offering our customers across Europe the locomotives that will secure and develop their cross-border operations. We continue to strengthen our ability to deliver the reliable, efficient, safe and cost-effective traction services that passengers and freight operators demand. This acquisition will greatly help the wider development of our passenger activities, with vehicles offering traction speeds of up to 200 kph. We are thrilled to continue providing our customers with state-of-the-art locomotives for corridors towards markets in Scandinavia, Italy and Central and South-Eastern Europe.”
Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility, adds: “We are very pleased to win Akiem as a new Vectron customer. Vectron is a highly reliable, environmentally friendly and powerful locomotive that meets European transport requirements and gives our customers maximum flexibility.”
The multisystem locomotives ordered have a maximum output of 6.4 MW and a top speed of 200 kph. They are equipped with the required national train control system and the European Train Control System, ETCS. 
Siemens Mobility has sold 1,156 Vectron locomotives to date, including 767 Vectron MS units, to 58 customers in 16 countries. The Vectron fleet has so far accumulated over 500 million kilometres in service. Locomotives based on the Vectron platform are approved for operation in 20 European countries.

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Akiem is a leading European provider of services to rail operators, manufacturers and local authorities. The company offers a fleet of 600 locomotives and more than 160 passenger units as well as solutions covering the entire rolling stock value chain. Akiem has over 75 customers and is present in 17 European countries. The majority of its 220 staff members are based in France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Akiem Technik is at the heart of Akiem’s industrial and technical services. This comprehensive ECM‑certified industrial ecosystem is built around a pan‑European network of workshops and extensive stocks of spare parts for maintaining rolling stock provided to its customers. Akiem is owned by TLP (SNCF Participations) and Eurotraction, an investment fund managed by DWS, an international asset manager that focuses on infrastructure. To find out more about Akiem, please visit our website at

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Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.2 billion and had around 39,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility - Spokesperson

+49 152 01654597

Valérie Barral

Akiem - Communications coordinator

+33 1 80 43 01 74