Unternehmensgeschichte

Pulling power for a European success story

With its origins in the long-standing Krupp MaK company, Vossloh Locomotives has achieved a leading position in the European market as a locomotives manufacturer and full-service provider through decades of experience, expertise and sustainability. Locomotive-building in Kiel goes back more than 150 years – innovative, powerful and looking towards the future.

We had been producing at the new factory in the district of Kiel-Suchsdorf since the beginning of 2018, when CRRC ZELC acquired Vossloh Locomotives GmbH in 2020 as its most important production and service base in Europe. With its new Chinese owner, the locomotive manufacturer has not only found a very strategic, financially powerful partner to steadily build up the Kiel facility and the service locations as centers of excellence in the construction and servicing of locomotives. The real strength of this ambitious partnership, however, lies in the area of locomotive development and manufacturing technology. The combined engineering expertise is unleashing the capabilities required to bring advanced rail vehicles to market faster and – as with the current generations of locomotives – look after these vehicles at the customers’ locations.