- Initial firm order for 20 locomotives
- The Vectron platform will boost Akiem’s activities in key corridors of Central and South-Eastern Europe, up to Scandinavia
- With this partnership, Akiem strengthens its ability to meet its customers’ growing needs in passenger and freight operations throughout Europe
Akiem, the rolling stock leasing specialist, and Siemens Mobility announce Akiem’s firm order for 20 Vectron locomotives. The order has been finalised as part of a framework purchase agreement for locomotives, ancillary equipment and services signed August 2021. With this new contract, Akiem confirms its leadership of the European leasing market and its ambition to supply European freight and passenger operators with appropriate, efficient rolling stock.
Efficient, safe and reliable rolling stock
Fabien Rochefort, CEO of the Akiem group, comments: “We are proud to build on a new partnership with Siemens Mobility and diversify our fleet portfolio. At Akiem, we are committed to offering our customers across Europe the locomotives that will secure and develop their cross-border operations. We continue to strengthen our ability to deliver the reliable, efficient, safe and cost-effective traction services that passengers and freight operators demand. This acquisition will greatly help the wider development of our passenger activities, with vehicles offering traction speeds of up to 200 kph. We are thrilled to continue providing our customers with state-of-the-art locomotives for corridors towards markets in Scandinavia, Italy and Central and South-Eastern Europe.”
Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility, adds: “We are very pleased to win Akiem as a new Vectron customer. Vectron is a highly reliable, environmentally friendly and powerful locomotive that meets European transport requirements and gives our customers maximum flexibility.”
The multisystem locomotives ordered have a maximum output of 6.4 MW and a top speed of 200 kph. They are equipped with the required national train control system and the European Train Control System, ETCS.
Siemens Mobility has sold 1,156 Vectron locomotives to date, including 767 Vectron MS units, to 58 customers in 16 countries. The Vectron fleet has so far accumulated over 500 million kilometres in service. Locomotives based on the Vectron platform are approved for operation in 20 European countries.