A Bombardier, Alstom, and Siemens with $5,350

Published by admin on

A large number and variety of suppliers serve the rail rolling
stock market.  Market shares here do not
directly reflect those in the overall rail transportation industry.  ARC observes that rolling stock market is
managed as separate business units at those companies that also offer other
products and solutions such as rail signaling systems, services, and customized

The top three rolling stock providers are CRRC, Bombardier,
and Alstom.  CRRC captured largest market
shares in 2017 (44 percent), mainly because of merger between CSR and CNR, but
so did players such as Siemens and GE Transportation, which have substantial
rolling stock portfolio addressing passenger and freight trains respectively.  Compounding this landscape is the continual
rise of new competitors that promise cost-saving, value-added technological
innovations that appeal to railroads that seek more affordable systems and
lower operating costs.

The leading suppliers of rail rolling stock in 2017 represent
diverse supplier profiles.  CRRC’s
$28,904 million rolling stock business captured the lead position, followed by
Bombardier, Alstom, and Siemens with $5,350 million, $3,630 million, and $3,560
million, respectively.  These suppliers
constitute 63.7 percent of the total rolling stock market size.  All remaining competitors captured less than 5
percent market share, with GE Transportation capturing 3.9 percent.

We Will Write a Custom Essay Specifically
For You For Only $13.90/page!

order now

Industry Segments

The rail industry is
typically segmented into the following categories: rolling stock (trainsets),
infrastructure (components, rails, installation, etc.), rail signaling or train
control, and services.  Rolling stock
industry is further segmented into trains, locomotives, and wagons.  Basically, rolling stock and locomotives
comprise all the vehicles that move on a railway track.  There is a wide range of types of rolling
stock, which can be broken down in various segments.

This report segments
the type of trains serviced by the following categories: high speed/VHS,
mainlines, light rail, metro/subway, freight, and industrial/mining.  While definitions vary by geography,
high-speed trains typically operate at 200 to 250 km/hour and VHS trains range
from 300 to 350 km/hour.  Mainlines are
traditional rolling stock and infra-structure operations, typically used for
passengers but may also be used for freight.  (Very) high-speed trains run at speeds of at
least 220 km/hour.  The trains can
consist of multiple units or can be a single carriage, with a driver’s cab at
one or both ends.

Light rail or light
rail transit is a form of urban/suburban rail public transportation that
generally has a lower capacity and lower speed than heavy rail and metro
systems.  The metro/subway category
includes rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway, and metro
railway.  Metro rails travel either
underground or above the streets on its unique tracks.

Multiple units are
self-driven railcars, without locomotives, carriages coupled together and are
controlled by one driving trainset.  Multiple
units are classified based on the source of power they need to function, EMU or
DMU.  They are primarily used for
passenger transport.  Sometimes a further
differentiation is based on speed and/or the type of lines they serve (e.g., intercity,
regional, local).  Wagons are passenger
railway vehicles other than passenger railcars, and include sleeping cars,
saloon cars, dining cars, etc.  Freight
wagons are railway vehicles intended for transport of goods connected to
locomotive to pull the set of wagons.

Locomotives provide the
main power for a train movement along the tracks.  Newly designed metros are self-propelled
trainsets that do not need separate locomotive.  A further classification of locomotives is
based on their power source, mainly diesel or electricity.

The freight category is
used to separate solutions specifically targeted for freight, not passenger,
operations.  The industrial/mining
category is a burgeoning one characterized by lower speed requirements, a
tendency to look beyond conventional signaling due to maintenance and other
issues, and a rising interest in driverless operation.

The research also segments the market based on
geography.  The four segmentations are
North America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Asia Pacific; and South

Categories: Industry


I'm Iren!

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out