Kontron selected by Bombardier as preferred supplier with intent to engage in future projects and product development

Kontron selected by Bombardier as preferred supplier with intent to engage in future projects and product development

Bombardier signs MoU with Kontron based on established solid business foundation and existing successful technology deployments

Augsburg, Germany, November 18th, 2014Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), today announced that it has been selected by Bombardier Transportation as a preferred technology supplier, and the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intent to engage in future signalling projects and product development.  Kontron and Bombardier have enjoyed a lengthy, enduring relationship with Bombardier employing Kontron’s embedded computing technology since 1996 in numerous high-profile transportation and rail control systems, including for automated train cars and wayside rail projects deployed throughout the world.
“Bombardier continues to rely on Kontron for its proven, advanced platforms that allow us to more easily satisfy strict life-critical application requirements that demand long-term, high reliability operation in multiple rail environments.  Kontron’s experience is essential in quickly delivering application-ready platforms based on standard COTS products to meet the changing requirements of our rail system applications,” said Peter Cedervall, President, Division Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation. “Further strengthening our excellent relationship, we look forward to continuing to work with Kontron on our near-term rolling stock and wayside train control equipment projects.”
“Kontron’s extended history of superior support to Bombardier is based on both companies’ close cooperation and mutual understanding in solving key market challenges.  A valuable resource for Bombardier, Kontron is able to leverage its extensive expertise in life-critical and high availability products, including hardware, firmware, safety-critical operating systems and system health management, to tailor solutions to Bombardier requirements in record time allowing them to meet deployment goals,” said Eric Siverston, Executive Vice President of the Avionics, Transportation, Defense Business Unit.  “Kontron is honored to be Bombardier’s strategic partner in supplying technologies that will continue adding competitive value to their rail control, infotainment and train management system applications.”
About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.
Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/
About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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