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MRCE orders Vectron Locomotives

  • Further ten Vectron AC and eleven Vectron MS
  • Three locomotives have just been delivered
  • MRCE owns 56 Vectron locomotives

The locomotive leasing and service company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe B.V. (MRCE) has ordered 21 additional Vectron locomotives from Siemens. Ten of these locomotives are of the AC version for operation in Germany and Austria.

The other eleven locomotives are equipped as multi-system locomotives and will be operated in Germany, Austria and Italy. All Vectron locomotives will be manufactured in the Munich-Allach locomotive production plant. The first three locomotives were pre-produced and have already been handed over to MRCE by Siemens. With this new order MRCE will now own a fleet of 56 Vectron locomotives.

Masayoshi Hosoya, CEO of MRCE, said: "We have been providing multi-system cross border locomotives to our clients since 2007. With this new order of Vectron multi-system locomotives we are able to respond to our customers' needs with much greater flexibility."

"This new order from MRCE shows that we have one locomotive in our portfolio - the Vectron - that more than meets the demands of our customers in their day-to-day operations. And by keeping locomotives on stock we are able to fulfill orders even faster. This is a unique selling point in the industry," said Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Mobility Division.

The ordered locomotives are due to be deployed in cross-border services between Germany and Austria, and between Germany, Austria and Italy. In addition to the national train protection systems, all these vehicles will be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS). The locomotives have a maximum power output of 6,400 kW and a top speed of 160 km/h.

This press release and press pictures are available at

For further information on Vectron locomotives, please see

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MRCE is a locomotive leasing company serving the Pan European rail marketplaces with offices in Amsterdam and Munich. MRCE has a fleet of around 300 locomotives and also provides full-service leasing of locomotives. MRCE is a 100% subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. of Japan.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis.

Further information is available on the Internet at

Reference Number: PR2015100027MOEN

Ms. Ellen Schramke
Mobility Division
Siemens AG

Nonnendammallee 101

13629 Berlin


Tel: +49 (30) 386 22370




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