Siemens Opens New Office in Derby

Posted by Barry Pearson on February 16, 2016  |   Comments Off on Siemens Opens New Office in Derby

Siemens Rail Automation’s new Derby office was officially opened today (12 February) by the company’s Director Delivery, Rob Morris.

The decision to create a permanent base at Trent House follows the company’s successful completion of a number of recent signalling projects in the East Midlands, as well as its involvement in some major new projects in the region.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Rob Morris said: “We already have a great team of people here who have produced outstanding work with colleagues from Network Rail. Establishing the new office in the same building as Network Rail’s team means that we can continue to work just as closely, but from our own permanent base – allowing us scope and capacity to grow quickly.

“As the leading signalling and control systems supplier in the UK, I’m delighted that we now have a full time presence in one of the country’s most historic railway cities. With the wealth of experience and expertise that Chris and his team bring, I know that we will deliver projects of the highest standards of quality and safety from Derby.”

Led by Project Director Chris Potts, the Derby-based team numbers some 35 staff, which forms a core team of experienced designers, signalling engineers, testers and project support staff, with the capacity to more than double the size of the team over time. The team has already begun design work for the Derby station remodelling programme, and over the recent festive period also provided support to Network Rail with track works on the Kettering to Corby project.

Siemens Rail Automation is a global leader in the design, supply, installation and commissioning of track-side and train-borne signalling and train control solutions. Its portfolio includes train control, interlocking systems, operations control systems, components, track vacancy detection, level-crossing protection, rail communications, cab radios, station systems and cargo automation for both passenger and freight rail operators.

Siemens employs over 14,000 people in the UK, with 1,650 people working in the Rail Automation division from offices in Chippenham, London, Croydon, Poole, Birmingham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Manchester, York, Glasgow, Newport and now Derby. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk/rail.