Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) headquartered in North America today announced it has decided to enter into an agency agreement with Aman Trading and Engineering (AT&E) headquartered in Egypt. AT&E and EMD will work together in partnership to provide the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) with the variety of products and service support for ENR’s large fleet of EMD locomotives.
EMD and AT&E will work side by side to form a roadmap of the following initiatives that are important to ENR’s operational success now as well as the long term:
- Provide expert service training and technical support to the maintenance and operational personnel for the entire fleet of locomotives in the region.
- Provide training to ENR personnel
- Provide post delivery spare parts to insure high reliability and availability of locomotives.
- Provide complete maintenance support to ENR.
- Rebuild and repower older EMD locomotives to provide an additional 25 to 30 years of service.
- Develop potential locomotive sales and service opportunities in other regional areas such as Libya and Iraq.
According to John Hamilton, President and CEO, “ I am very happy that EMD has such an experienced partner in the Egypt. I am confident that EMD along with its new partner Aman Trading and Engineering have the resources and the expertise to make ENR’s future visions a reality.”
According to Albert Enste, Vice President International, “The significant value that this relationship provides the MOT and ENR with the tools it needs to expand its current fleet with world class products as well as revitalize its older existing fleet of diesel electric locomotive, keeping its leadership roll in the Middle East region.”
Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar Company, is one of two U.S. original equipment manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois, with additional facilities in London, Ontario, Canada and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. The Company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 70,000 engines and has the largest installed base of diesel-electric locomotives in both North America and internationally. In addition to its locomotive manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business offering customer’s replacement parts and a range of value-added services for its locomotives. The Company is also a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation.
Additional information may be found at www.EMDiesels.com.