Alstom Transport signed a memorandum of understanding with Duray Ulaşım Sistemleri San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (Duray) of Turkey to build a joint-venture for production of bogie frames. Duray is a subsidiary of Durmazlar Holding based in Bursa, Turkey. Alstom, which usually manufactures bogies at its own sites located in Le Creusot, France and Salzgitter, Germany, is motivated to increase its capacity while benefiting from the high quality and expertise of Duray.
The joint-venture will be the first step in the realization of a wider cooperation between the companies.
Arda Inanc, General Manager of Alstom Transport in Turkey stated: “This joint-venture marks the start of a partnership with significant growth potential. Combining Alstom’s long-term expertise in the manufacturing of rolling stock components and Duray’s experience in precision machining and high quality process management will allow us to serve our clients with the highest quality.”