• 23-FEB-2015

Siemens Moving California

On Wednesday, February 25th, Siemens will exhibit a full-size version of its high speed train on the west steps of the California State Capitol. Media and the general public can tour the 50-foot long, life-sized mock-up to see the innovations that will reshape the way cities connect and help drive the economy. Visitors will learn about innovations in intelligent traffic technologies, electrified highways and emission-reducing transportation solutions. Local students have also been invited to visit the mock-up. Executives, engineers, and technical experts will be available for interviews.

Siemens will also be offering media tours of its Sacramento-based rail manufacturing plant. The 430,000 square-foot facility houses the design, engineering and manufacturing activities for Siemens' entire rolling stock portfolio including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, and passenger coaches. Siemens has been manufacturing in the Sacramento area for more than 30 years. This particular plant, which has been in operation for over 20 years, is up to 80 percent powered by two megawatts of solar energy and currently employs more than 800 people. In Sacramento, Siemens is currently building the new state-of-the-art electric locomotives for Amtrak, trainsets for the All Aboard Florida high speed rail project, diesel-electric locomotives for California, and 215 light rail vehicles for San Francisco.

On the afternoon of the 25th, The Atlantic will convene local, state and national leaders for an event titled "Bold Bets: California on the Move?" to explore the economic impact of investment and the potential value of developing vital infrastructures. Leaders in policy and economic development will consider the key infrastructure projects changing the landscape of mass movement. From rail to highway systems, California has taken center stage in the transportation conversation. Bold Bets: California on the Move? for The Atlantic's detailed agenda. The event is underwritten by Siemens.

About Siemens

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, Philadelphia, Denver, 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 powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure & cities sectors. For more than 165 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 362,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $100 billion in fiscal 2013. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $24.3 billion, including $5.9 billion in exports, and employs approximately 52,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.



  • Ashley Ball
    Siemens USA
    United States