MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2017) -

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation was honoured at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards held on May 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. These prestigious annual awards are hosted by the Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment, and recognise outstanding achievements by local businesses and individuals across manufacturing and innovation in the Victoria region and beyond. Bombardier Transportation's Head of Quality and Lean Manufacturing for Australia, Anne Koopmann, won the Young Manufacturer of the Year Award for her exceptional work in the fields of Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement in planning and production.

"The Hall of Fame Awards are a greatly anticipated event and we are thrilled that Anne has been recognised as this year's Young Manufacturer of the Year. This recognition showcases Bombardier's commitment to continuously improving both quality and lean manufacturing which host ongoing macro-benefits across the value chain and product life cycle of our trains and trams in Victoria." said David Collomb, Head of Operations & Site General Manager at Bombardier's Dandenong Manufacturing facility in Victoria, Australia.

He added, "These awards confirm the strength of our local manufacturing in Australia, as well as the determination of our people to provide seamless rail transportation experiences on our locally built vehicles for both customers and passengers alike."

This prestigious award is a testament to the local manufacturing of our trains and trams which transform mobility across Australia's rail ecosystem. Home to the largest tram network in the world, Bombardier's "Made in Melbourne, for Melbourne" FLEXITY E-Class trams are a famous and iconic symbol of the city. Coupled with Bombardier's locally build VLocity trains for the Victorian Regional Rail network, both projects have generated more than 500 local jobs, developed a robust supply-chain and continue to promote sustainable local manufacturing in Victoria.

Bombardier Transportation has been investing in Australia for more than 60 years. As a trusted rail industry partner with over 1000 employees, Bombardier designs, engineers, manufactures and maintains rolling stock across Australia, along with providing signalling, rail equipment, asset management and through-life support to customers and operators.

The Hall of Fame Awards, which were established in 2001, recognize individuals and companies who embrace new technologies and manufacturing techniques, are export focused and excel in business innovation.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,150 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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