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Founded in 1881, CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “CRRC Tangshan”) is the first railway equipment manufacturing enterprise in China. In the development history across three centuries, CRRC Tangshan has not only produced China’s first locomotive “China Rocket”, China’s first railway passenger car “Deluxe Dragon Car”, developed China’s first freight wagon, first track inspection vehicle and first high-class official train, but also created China’s first double-deck diesel multiple unit, first tilting train, first 70% low-floor light rail vehicle and first EMS middle-low speed maglev train, etc. The company has manufactured many batches of rolling stocks ahead of time at home and abroad, and trained groups of tenacious pillars of railway industry for China. Since 1994, CRRC Tangshan has produced in batches the new and high-speed railway coaches for China’s 6 rounds of railway speed-up, totally manufacturing various types of over 10, 000 railway coaches. Today, seizing the historical opportunity of national railway technical equipment modernization and inheriting the deep foundation of 100-year train manufacturing, CRRC Tangshan persists in the innovation and development, has established a world-class R&D and manufacturing platform, and has become the manufacturing base of high-end railway equipment products.
In 2008, with the complete production of China’s first 350km/h CRH3 EMU having full proprietary intellectual property rights in CRRC Tangshan, China became one of only a few countries that possessed the high-speed railway equipment technology of hourly speed of 350km. With an 8-car composition, CRH3 adopts a mode of electric traction and AC drive, and its techniques like traction, braking and network controlling are advanced, mature and reliable and reach the world’s advanced level, being praised as “China’s Business Card” by the former Premier Wen Jiabao. In 2010, CRRC Tangshan further innovatively developed China’s new generation of CRH380BL EMU with the highest hourly speed of 380km, 16-car composition and 1043 fixed seats for passengers and working staff in whole train; its technical indexes like overall trip speed, safe reliability, comfortableness, energy conservation and environmental protection as well as its economic indexes like the life cycle cost reach the top level in the world. On Jan 9, 2011, in the operation test of Beijing-Shanghai express railway, CRH380BL EMU created a record of hourly speed of 487.3km, which was “the world’s highest speed of railway operation test”, verifying its advanced technology and reliable performance. At present, 20 CRH3 EMUs are serving in Beijing-Tianjin Inter-city Railway, which accounts for 100% of total operating vehicles; 7 CRH3 EMUs are serving in Guangzhou-Shenzhen High Speed Rail, which also accounts for 100% of total operating vehicles; 53 CRH3 EMUs are serving in Wuhan-Guangzhou and Guangzhou-Shenzhen High Speed Rails, which account for 67% of total operating vehicles. Moreover, 35 high-speed EMUs of new generation CRH380BL are used in Beijing-Shanghai, Shanghai-Hangzhou and Wuhan-Guangzhou High Speed Rails. By the end of 2011, more than 100 million passengers, including CPC and China’s leaders, the politicians from various countries and the tourists at home and abroad, had experienced “China Speed” by taking CRH3 EMUs and CRH380BL EMUs./p>
As one of China’s first 91 innovative and high-tech enterprises, CRRC Tangshan has National Enterprise Technical Center and National Engineering Laboratory, and is accredited as the international scientific and technological cooperation base by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The company has successively passed the certifications of ISO9001 quality management system, ISO14001 environment management system, GB/T28001 occupational health safety system and EN 15085-2 international welding system. With the strong supports of “Plan of Independent Innovation & Joint Action for China High-speed Train” from the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Railways, the company implemented the production-study-research-practice cooperation way of “National 863 Plan” and actively conducted two 863 projects and 5 national science and technology support projects. The company has established the internationally competitive standard system and technical system of Chinese high-speed trains with independent intellectual property rights and hourly speed of more than 350km, and can independently innovate the high-speed EMU system integration, aluminum alloy car body, bogies, network control systems and other vital technologies. In order to meet the need of rail equipment modernization, CRRC Tangshan has set up 2 car body production lines dominated by aluminum and steel materials, and has formed a product system including 4 series of high-speed EMUs, urban rail trains, ordinary middle-low-speed coaches and special vehicles. Its manufacturing technology platform has such advantages as equipment universalization, tooling flexibility, and mould specialization; with the advanced and comprehensive processes, the technologies and scales of aluminum alloy car body and assembly production line & commissioning test line reach the international first-class level. CRRC Tangshan has successively provided in batches the advanced, high-end, mature and reliable new urban rail vehicles for Changchun Light Rail, Beijing Subway Line 13, and Tianjin Subway Line 1, which lets the passengers enjoy the fast and comfortable travel experience.
Considering the trend of integrative development of urban public transport in the future, CRRC Tangshan put forward a strategic conception of becoming a solution provider of green, intelligent and humanistic integrated transportation according to the requirements for sustainable development in China’s “12th Five-year Plan”. CRRC Tangshan would realize the extension of value chain through the technical innovation, model innovation and independent innovation, create the rail transit equipment embodying a green, intelligent and humanistic conception, innovate a new model of operation-maintenance-service, and form a brand culture advantage with special management and technology as well as company background. CRRC Tangshan would unswervingly go on the way of innovation and development, enhance the core competitiveness and guide the growth of rail equipment manufacturing industry.