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Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Canadian firm, Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Transportation is one of the world's largest companies in the rail-equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. The division is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.





Joseph-Armand Bombardier


Berlin (Germany)

Products / Services

Rolling stock leasing and design.


Lutz Bertling


V - E - T - D


Today’s Bombardier grew out of a young mechanic’s inventive genius and entrepreneurial spirit. Born in 1907, Joseph-Armand Bombardier builds his first “snow vehicle” at the ripe age of 15. His motivation? To help people travel across the snow-covered roads of rural Québec in Canada.

The Québec government’s new snow-removal policy for rural roads deals a major blow to L’Auto-Neige Bombardier. The entrepreneurial Bombardier responds by developing new markets and products, including a truck with interchangeable skis and wheels for Canada’s lumber industry.

In 1937, J.-Armand achieves his first major commercial success with the launch of the seven-passenger B7 snowmobile.

It then moved out into trains, and eventually areoplanes. 


  • Over 100,000 Bombardier rail vehicles are in operation globally.
  • Bombardier has participated in almost every high speed train operating today in Europe.
  • One of the first trains in the world to feature an environmental product declaration, the REGINA multiple unit once again proved its versatility by setting in 2008 a new Swedish speed record of 295 km/h.
  • Bombardier metro trains are providing reliable passenger service in more than 40 cities worldwide.

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