“Made in Ziyang!” The Production of Six Locomotives to be Exported to Gabon is in Progress
On 28 April, the production of six locomotives to be exported to Gabon was in progress at the welding site for the car body assembly at the Steel Structure Division of CRRC Ziyang Co., Ltd..
As the only company in China that provides locomotives for Gabon, CRRC Ziyang won an order for six locomotives and ten years maintenance in Gabon at the beginning of this year, and successfully launched the “product + service” project in Gabon again. This is a vivid example of Chinese enterprises’ efforts to “go global”, “go in”, and “go up” in the belt and road initiative.
Gabon is located in central Africa, straddling the equator line, and is Africa’s largest exporter of manganese ore. Previously, CRRC Ziyang has provided Gabonese users with 16 diesel locomotives of different types, in three batches.
Ziyang locomotives “haul more, run faster, and are more reliable” and also provide the main traction power for local manganese ore transportation.
The six locomotives in the production process are the optimised and upgraded generation of the first three batches of products, which can better meet the local freight transport requirements of 10,000 tons of traction.
CRRC Ziyang not only exports reliable locomotives, but also provides high quality after-sales service to Gabon.
In the past two years, CRRC Ziyang’s maintenance service team in Gabon has overcome the adverse impact of the pandemic and resolutely stuck to the site, striving to provide users with high quality maintenance services.
In 2021, CRRC Ziyang’s maintenance service team found and dealt with all kinds of hidden troubles in a timely manner, effectively ensuring the availability of locomotives and winning high recognition from users, which also laid a solid foundation for obtaining this order.
Up to now, CRRC Ziyang has provided more than 1,000 locomotives to 33 countries and regions in Asia, Africa, America, Oceania, and Europe, accounting for more than 50% of China’s total export of diesel locomotives. At the same time, CRRC Ziyang is also China’s main exporter of diesel locomotive to Africa.