UK: Siemens Mobility Invests in New Chippenham Factory

Siemens Mobility is investing 115 million EUR in building a new digital engineering factory and research & development (R&D) centre in Chippenham, UK.

This facility will replace Siemens’ current rail infrastructure site in Chippenham to meet the growing demand for rail technology worldwide.

Siemens Mobility’s new Chippenham site
Siemens Mobility’s new Chippenham site

The new factory is expected to be operational by 2026 and will be used to build the next generation of traditional and digital rail signalling and control systems in Britain.

Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer said:

“This new commitment from Siemens is a big boost for Britain’s world-class manufacturing sector and shows our plan for the UK to be the best place to invest and grow a business is working,”

Siemens is constructing the factory to include open sites for meetings and collaborations, as well as better facilities, relaxation areas and improved technology. The site will also be designed to blend in with its surroundings and aims to provide a 10 percent net increase in biodiversity through the introduction of native plants and wildlife habitats.

This investment will build on the previous successes of Siemens Mobility’s current Chippenham factory. Here, key innovations have included the signalling technology for the Elizabeth, Victoria and Central lines, computer-based interlockings for the East Coast Digital Programme, and modular technology for improved connections on the North Wales Coast.

Karl Blaim, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Mobility said:

“Siemens Mobility has been transforming rail, travel, and transport in Britain for over a century. We are pioneers in digital signaling technology, provide leading service solutions and every fourth passenger train in the UK is from Siemens Mobility. Our dedicated team of 5,500 UK employees is committed to delivering top-quality transportation solutions, in Britain, for Britain.

“This new €115 million investment underscores our unwavering commitment to Chippenham and the UK. It builds upon our significant investments in a state-of-the-art Train Manufacturing Facility and Rail Village in Goole, further solidifying our long-term commitment to the advancement of the UK's rail industry.”

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