Siemens expands Sacramento footprint with new rail services headquarters
· Siemens opening dedicated rail services plant to better serve growing customer base across North America
· Siemens to refurbish 32 Calgary Transit light rail vehicles, among many other rail service projects, at new 60,000 square-foot facility
Siemens has announced it is expanding its footprint in Sacramento, CA by opening a new 60,000 square-foot plant solely dedicated to its growing rail service, maintenance and repair operations. The new site, located in McClellan Park, will be Siemens Mobility Customer Services U.S. headquarters and West Coast logistics hub. It will house the company’s rail refurbishment operations, rail bogie service center, accident repair, spare parts delivery, and administrative offices. One of the first projects at the new facility will be a $21 million contract to modernize 32 SD160 light rail vehicles for Calgary Transit in Alberta, Canada.
“We’re thrilled to expand our already significant footprint in the Sacramento region with the opening of this new rail service facility,” said Chris Maynard, head of Customer Service for Siemens Mobility. “This expansion signals our dedication to servicing and modernizing rail systems across North America while continuing to deliver industry-leading manufacturing expertise, ensuring that our customers can continue to make the most of their rail systems.”
The Calgary Transit refurbishment project will include upgrading passenger information systems for better interoperability across the fleet, improved wheel-set systems for easier maintenance, updated flooring and seating, and modernization to the operators’ cab interior and dash. These improvements will result in a similar look and feel to the 63 new S200 light rail vehicles for Calgary currently being manufactured by Siemens Rolling Stock in Sacramento.
“We worked aggressively to assure that the facilities at McClellan Park could be redesigned and built to accommodate Siemens specialized requirements”, said Ken Giannotti, Senior Vice President of McClellan Business Park LLC. “We are looking forward to a long term relationship with the Siemens organization at McClellan Park”.
The Customer Services business is also partnering with Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) to complete the refurbishment of 21 light rail vehicles for the RT system. The refurbishments will add approximately 15 years of additional useful life to the vehicles. Refurbished light rail vehicles are currently in operation on the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College extension.
The new rail service facility will complement Siemens existing rail manufacturing operations in Sacramento. The manufacturing plant located in South Sacramento, which has been in operation for almost 30 years, currently employs over 800 people, and includes a recent 125,000 square-foot expansion to accommodate growing production needs.
Siemens will employ over 30 people at the new McClellan Park facility and will begin operations in early February. McClellan Park, formerly known as McClellan Air Force base, is undergoing a privatized revitalization; the business park contains 8mm square feet and is now home to 200+ industrial and office tenants. Kevin Jasper of Newmark Cornish & Carey assisted Siemens in the lease transaction with McClellan Park. Architectural services were provided by CHD Architects, Creekside Builders served as general contractor for the Siemens’ interior improvements.
Siemens’ Rail, Transit & Mobility Portfolio: Siemens Rolling Stock business unit is part of the Siemens Mobility Division which provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road – including all products, solutions and services regarding mobility. Siemens designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Denver, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Houston, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis, Atlanta and Charlotte. Cities also rely on Siemens to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems. Siemens has transportation manufacturing hubs in: Sacramento, CA; Louisville, KY; Marion, KY; Pittsburgh, PA
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. With 348,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To receive expert insights sign up for Siemens’ U.S. Executive Pulse leadership blog. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/siemensUSA.
About McClellan Park:
The County of Sacramento selected McClellan Business Park, LLC, in 1999 to acquire and redevelop McClellan Air Force Base. McClellan Air Force Base was renamed McClellan Business Park (McClellan Park) in 2001. McClellan Park boasts a fully-operational airport, full-service hotel, fitness facility, rail system, office, industrial, retail and dormitories. The project consists of 3,000 acres with approximately 8.5 million square feet of useable buildings and 500 acres of developable land and is fully entitled for over 16 million square feet of commercial, retail, office and residential buildings. For additional information, please visit McClellan Business Park’s website at http://www.mcclellanpark.com.