Mar 23, 2017: DB Cargo, European rail freight company and GE Transportation have signed an agreement to digitize 250 locomotives across Germany, U.K., France and Poland over the next five years.
The deal follows a three month pilot of GE Transportation’s RailConnect 360 Asset Performance Management Solution, which provided locomotive health status updates that increased efficiency and delivered a 25 percent reduction in service failures.
Steffen Bobsien, senior vice president, European Asset Management and Technology, DB Cargo AG, said, “Our pilot with GE Transportation delivered significant improvement in fleet availability and reduced the number of service failures factors critical to our operations and delivering goods across the global supply chain. We look forward to extending GE’s solutions for these 250 locos and the positive outcomes they deliver across our fleet.”
GE Transportation CEO Jamie Miller, said, “The digital industrial future is here and the need to turn information into insights and insights into outcomes has never been more important to our customers. With this performance based contract for remote monitoring and diagnostics of non GE locomotives, we are completely changing the business model. We are committed to helping engineers and rail operators, like DB Cargo, make the most of their assets by delivering game changing productivity and efficiency gains.”
Built on the Predix Industrial Internet platform, GE’s Asset Performance Management applications give industrial businesses like DB Cargo a complete, integrated view of their equipment, helping operators make more informed decisions and improve the performance of their assets.