Talgo has signed a 10-year deal with CRRC Sifang to make the Chinese manufacturer its primarily supplier of passenger information systems.
TALGO, Spain, has awarded a Yuan 60m ($US 8.9m) contract to CRRC Sifang to supply train infotainment systems and the two companies have signed a 10-year strategic cooperation agreement whereby CRRC Sifang will become the primary supplier of Talgo’s passenger information systems.
Talgo global purchasing director Mr Jose Ignacio, strategic purchasing director Mr Carlos Rodrigo, CRRC Sifang chairman Mr Kong Jun and deputy general manager Mr Yao Xiaoqiang attended the signing event.
The F070 train infotainment system consists of internal and external train displays, a media server, in-car LCD TVs and passenger entertainment terminals. CRRC Sifang will provide a complete set of hardware and software programs. Each train will be installed with more than 500 passenger entertainment terminals, which passengers can use to watch video on demand, listen to music, obtain travel information and call attendants, while Wi-Fi enables data interaction.
CRRC Sifang says the project is the first time it has exported its train infotainment system directly to a European original equipment manufacturer, and also the first time it has exported the electrical products with independent core technology to the European market. It says the deal lays a solid foundation for the company’s international expansion. At the same time, the two parties have signed a batch order for F070 train infotainment systems, a deal worth around 60 million yuan (∼€7.6 million).
A CRRC spokesperson said the deal marks the first time that CRRC Sifang has exported the infotainment system directly to the European market.
They added: “The signing of this order marks the further enhancement of the recognition of the core technology of CRRC Sifang in the international market, and also laid a solid foundation for the company’s subsequent expansion in the international high-end market.”
The F070 train infotainment system includes internal and external train displays, media servers, in-car LCD TVs and passenger entertainment terminals.
Each train will be installed with more than 500 passenger entertainment terminals, which can be used by passengers for video on demand, listen to music, obtain travel information and call attendants.