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MRCE orders 25 locomotives from Siemens

The Vectron AC locomotive from the Siemens locomotive plant in Munich-Allach.

​"The long-standing trust of MRCE underscores the quality and reliability of our locomotives. With this new order, the MRCE Vectron fleet will grow to a total of 136 locomotives. The flexibility of the Vectron platform enables our customers to profit from tailored solutions for cross-border transport," says Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division.
"We are glad to have concluded this additional order for 25 Vectron locomotives with Siemens. With this order we are further expanding our existing fleet for the North-South corridor and the Eastern European markets. This extended market coverage is allowing us to provide the best and most flexible services to our customers," says Junichi Kondo, CEO of MRCE.
The ordered multisystem locomotives have a maximum output of 6,400 kW and a top speed of 160 km/h, and the Vectron DC has an output of 5,200 kW. Both versions are equipped with national train control systems and the Vectron MS locomotives also have the European Train Control System (ETCS).
Since its introduction, Siemens has sold the Vectron over 700 times to 37 customers in 15 countries, and the fleet has accumulated over 110 million kilometers in service to date. The locomotives are currently authorized to operate in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
This press release and further material are available at:
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has the biggest fleet of modern cross-border locomotives in Europe. The fleet consist of over 300 electric locomotives. The product offered by MRCE is special as it combines the leasing and maintenance management of locomotives. MRCE is a subsidiary of the Japanese Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and has strategically divided its business over the headquarters in Amsterdam and Munich. The MRCE Head office in Amsterdam is responsible for operational leasing, procurement, financing and sales of locomotives. The office in Munich manages the maintenance and technical servicing of the locomotive fleet.
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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens AG

Nonnendammallee 101
13629 Berlin

+49 (89) 636-24421

Nina Schwarzkopf

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe B.V.

Barbara Strozzilaan 366
1083 HN Amsterdam

+31 (0) 6 4676 7203