Today, Vossloh AG finalized the sale of the Locomotives business unit to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., Zhuzhou, China (CRRC ZELC), a subsidiary of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd. (CRRC), effective May 31, 2020. With the approval by the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office) on April 27, 2020, all official approvals required in Germany and abroad for the execution of the transaction have been granted.
Oliver Schuster, Chief Executive Officer of Vossloh AG, said, “The sale of our Kiel-based locomotive business is an extremely important milestone in Vossloh's strategic development. It marks the end of a fundamental realignment of our company over several years. From now on, Vossloh's focus will be entirely on rail infrastructure products and services. I am delighted that in CRRC ZELC we have found a strong, reliable and above all long-term buyer for our former Locomotives unit. We are convinced that the future prospects of Locomotives will improve significantly with CRRC ZELC as new owner.”
With Locomotives, following its decision on the strategic focus on rail infrastructure, Vossloh is selling the last of originally three business units of the Transportation division. The former Rail Vehicles and Electrical Systems business units were sold in 2015 and 2017.
The Locomotives business unit, which is headquartered in Kiel, develops and produces diesel-electric locomotives and offers all the maintenance and repair services that they require. CRRC ZELC was founded in 1936 and is a subsidiary of the largest manufacturer of rail vehicles in the world, CRRC.
Werdohl, May 29, 2020
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Vossloh is active in rail technology markets worldwide. The Company’s core business is rail infrastructure. The Group activities are organized into the three divisions of Core Components, Customized Modules and Lifecycle Solutions. In the 2019 fiscal year, Vossloh achieved sales of €916.4 million with an average of 3,786 employees.