12/21/2015 Liebherr Supplies Air Conditioning Units and Heating Systems to Hamburger Hochbahn AG

Liebherr-Transportation Systems recently signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to manufacture air conditioning units and heating systems for another 33 underground trains of the type DT5. The trains will be operated by Hamburger Hochbahn AG in Hamburg, Germany.

Underground train DT5 of Hamburger Hochbahn AG – Copyright: HOCHBAHN

Underground train DT5 of Hamburger Hochbahn AG – Copyright: HOCHBAHN

Each train will be equipped with three air conditioning units for the passenger compartment and two for the driver’s cabin. The heating systems, which use the waste heat from traction, are designed for the passenger compartment. All the units should be delivered by July 2017.

“This contract strengthens the position of Liebherr-Transportation Systems as the leading supplier of air conditioning systems on the German market. It is another milestone in our long and successful partnership with Bombardier Transportation”, said Dirk Junghans, Managing Director Sales, Marketing and Customer Services at Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG.

The DT5 underground train was specifically developed for the requirements of Hamburger Hochbahn AG. It is the first train in the operator’s fleet that has air-conditioned passenger compartments for improved comfort.

Liebherr-Transportation Systems – Renowned Manufacturer of Railway Technology

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS in Toulouse (France) is one of eleven divisional control companies in the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the fields of transportation and aviation equipment. It employs around 4,900 people worldwide.

Liebherr’s transportation systems division deals with air conditioning, hydraulic actuation systems and electronic components for rail vehicles of all kinds, and is backed by many years of experience in the development and manufacture of these technologies. In addition to its own sales and service centers, the division has access to the Group’s development and service facilities around the world. This global set-up means that Liebherr-Transportation Systems is there for its customers wherever they may be.