A high-speed train industry senior executives leading the company's forecast, China is likely to become exporters of high-speed trains, and the old European suppliers fight for market.
The German Siemens Group (Siemens) high-speed rail transport sector (high-iron air battle), vice president of Edzard? Lu the (EdzardLbben) or stress that China requires foreign suppliers to the Chinese Cooperation Partners, transfer of technology approach, he felt "normal."
At the same time, he is what the European rail industry privatization has brought order, as expected surge skeptical. Currently, the industry is widely expected speed of 220 km or more passenger trains of the global market will grow rapidly. According to the European Railway Industry Association (Unife) a survey, until 2016, the Asian market is expected to increase 9.3% annual expansion. Most of the increase will come from China, China is currently building a dedicated high-speed rail up to 7,000 km.
China is running high-speed rail trains are used from France, Germany or Japan imported technology. Independently designed and manufactured in China, "China Star", due to the disappointing results of trials have been parked in the garage of a railway for several years.
France Alstom Transportation Inc. (AlstomTransport) CEO Philip? Mellier (Philippe Mellier) in January last year, the United Kingdom " Financial Times "said that China's market becomes increasingly open, as a response to European countries should also train closed the market in China. His remarks caused uproar in China.
With contrast, Lu said the Chinese do not want to rely on foreign-made entirely by train, is "understandable." China used some high-speed trains from Siemens trains from Germany ICE3 developed on the basis of the Velaro design.
"We work together with Chinese partners are very happy," Lu said Ben, "a number of cooperative projects involving technology transfer. But in China and more than 30,000 people we work with. We may have some better than others opportunities. " This
Lu said China's rapid development of the railway supply industry. "It's likely outcome is that they will develop their own products, competition in China and our long term may also compete in the global market," he said. However, Lu the welcome competition: "a better product will be the winner."
Siemens and Alstom are currently divided up most of the traditional competitors in the international order, but the rapid growth of the global railway equipment market, are beyond the control of Siemens and Alstom. China's state-owned railway equipment from the factory will also join the global competition, and they now supply most of China's domestic demand. Last year in September, the world's largest train maker Bombardier (Bombardier) for the first time China has won orders, together with Chinese partners supply Zefiro high-speed trains to China; Japan's JR East China Sea (JRCentral) have made efforts to export its new route systems (Shinkansen); Italy radar (AnsaldoBreda) will train its ETR500 first exported to Turkey.
Lu of the stress, Siemens will continue to vigorously participate in more intense competition for market. He said: "Siemens currently has projects in operation 5,6 In these projects, we show that we can adjust the high-speed train products, so as to meet specific local requirements, we high-reliability, high comfort of the train from the outset to run successfully. This is the place where we are going to focus on. "
But Lu was expected to, there will not be much from the recent new orders for private operators in Europe. Europe, international passenger routes and some domestic competitors have been opening up state-owned operator. But so far only one new face?? That Italian private railway company NTV?? Ordered the train.
"Now, I expect they will not be in the next 6-12 months