Siemens Mobility will set up an engineering and design hub for its rolling stock business in Tres Cantos (Madrid). This centre will become part of the company’s global engineering network, with sites in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Serbia, and other locations worldwide.
With this new investment, Siemens intends to underline its ongoing trust in the Spanish economy, despite the current pandemic situation. The new hub will design and develop innovative traction solutions for high speed, commuter, metro and light rail trains. It will also define the design of future car bodies and train interiors, exporting innovative technology from Spain to the rest of the world.
In a phased approach until 2025, Siemens Mobility plans to create 60 new, highly skilled engineering positions. The company is targeting not only trained engineers with experience in the rail sector, but also students in the final year of their studies. Hiring has already started.
Siemens Mobility’s Centre of Competence for Rail Automation, also located in Tres Cantos, is already implementing projects across the world, e.g. for the Marmaray tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey, or the Jurong Region Line in Singapore.