News

DB Cargo and GE Transportation Expand Rail’s Digital Footprint in Europe

DB Cargo – Europe’s largest rail freight company – and GE Transportation have signed an agreement to digitize 250 locomotives across Germany, U.K., France and Poland over the next five years. This marks GE’s first-ever European digital contract and a major milestone in the company’s efforts to create self-aware locomotives and digitize the entire rail operation value chain. The partnership also marks the first time non-GE locomotives have been equipped with GE digital solutions.

GE's Asset Performance Management Solution to digitise locomotives for DB Cargo
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Volker Emersleben

 

GE’s Asset Performance Management Solution RailConnect™ 360

The deal follows a three-month pilot of GE Transportation’s RailConnect™ 360 Asset Performance Management Solution, which provided locomotive health status updates that increased efficiency and delivered a 25 percent reduction in service failures.

 

“Our pilot with GE Transportation delivered significant improvement in fleet availability and reduced the number of  service failures – factors critical to our operations and delivering goods across the global supply chain,” said Steffen Bobsien, Senior Vice President European Asset Management & Technology for DB Cargo AG. “We look forward to extending GE’s solutions for these 250 locos – and the positive outcomes they deliver – across our fleet.”

“The digital industrial future is here and the need to turn information into insights and insights into outcomes has never been more important to our customers. With this performance-based contract for remote monitoring and diagnostics of non-GE locomotives, we are completely changing the business model,”

said GE Transportation CEO Jamie Miller.

“We are committed to helping engineers and rail operators, like DB Cargo, make the most of their assets by delivering game-changing productivity and efficiency gains.”

 

Built on the Predix Industrial Internet platform, GE’s Asset Performance Management applications give industrial businesses like DB Cargo a complete, integrated view of their equipment, helping operators make more informed decisions and improve the performance of their assets.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.getransportation.com

News categories

Related News

22 Mar 2017
Richard Lutz to be New CEO of Deutsche Bahn ...
17 Feb 2017
DB Regio Order Multiple-Unit Regional Trains from ...
31 Jan 2017
DB CEO Dr. Rüdiger Grube Resigns ...
11 Jan 2017
DB Record Most Successful Year Yet for Freight Rai ...
16 Nov 2016
DB’s Mindbox – In-house Innovation ...
26 Oct 2016
Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Launch Predictive Mainte ...
17 Oct 2016
Alstom Hands Over Five Prima H3 Locomotives to Deu ...
11 Oct 2016
COMLAB AG Wins Major Order in Germany ...
16 Sep 2016
Premiere in Berlin: The ICE 4 has Arrived ...
13 Sep 2016
DB Cargo and Chinese City of Hefei to Collaborate ...
02 Sep 2016
The InnoTrans Innovation Report: a Bonanza of Worl ...
31 Aug 2016
GE Transportation Announces ShipXpress Acquisition ...
15 Jul 2016
DB Trial Bodycams in Berlin Stations ...
14 Jun 2016
DB Signs MoU with China Railway Rolling Stock Corp ...
02 May 2016
Icomera Win DB Connectivity Contract ...
26 Apr 2016
DB Increases Its Commitment to Greener Future ...
10 Mar 2016
Deutsche Bahn Helps Employees Reconcile Work and F ...
02 Mar 2016
Germany: DB Schenker Rail Rebrands as DB Cargo ...
02 Nov 2015
Third Wheel Detection Forum 2015 ...
09 Mar 2015
Railsponsible Launches in The Netherlands ...
09 Jun 2014
DB International Opens Branch in India ...
20 Feb 2014
The New ICE 3: More Comfort for Passengers ...

Subscribe to Railway News

Subscribe to our mailing list and get Railway News updates to your email inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.