Rail equipment manufacturer Bombardier Transportation announced today that it will relocate its Berlin headquarters to the historic Royal Directorate building in the heart of the city. The Royal Directorate facility, located near Potsdamer Platz, is rooted in German rail history having served as headquarters for a range of railway organizations over the past 100 years.
The move will allow Bombardier to consolidate its headquarters staff in the greater Berlin region at a single facility closer to the city centre. Headquarters personnel for the global rail equipment supplier are currently spread across four separate locations in and around the city.
The new headquarters will house approximately 350 staff members once the move is completed in spring 2006. The building has been carefully restored as an architectural landmark in Neo-Renaissance style.
“This move to one of the most historic railway facilities in Germany underscores our commitment to a vibrant, cosmopolitan city,” said Andre Navarri, President, Bombardier Transportation. “With this action, we are solidifying our presence in Berlin which is an advantageous business location.”
Navarri said the Royal Directorate building reflects Bombardier’s proud history in the rail industry and its position as the leading supplier of highly innovative passenger railway products in the world. “The site provides us with an excellent business location and adds to the rich rail culture of Bombardier,” he said.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com
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