TMH celebrates 2nd anniversary milestone in South Africa
16 April 2021 – TMH, Africa and South Africa’s latest entrant into the rolling stock manufacturing and service sector celebrates its 2nd anniversary milestone this month. The company’s 45 000 sqm facility in Boksburg, South Africa was officially inaugurated on the 2nd of April 2019. To date TMH has grown significantly in South Africa, increasing its workforce by over 60% to 260 employees, it has achieved globally recognized and respected certifications in the rail industry. This includes the EN 15085-2 Certification Level CL which demonstrates TMH Africa’s competence in the control of welding quality in the production of railway vehicles and components in accordance with European standards.
In addition, TMH Africa continues to deliver localized world class workmanship in: New build manufacturing of diesel locomotives and passenger coaches.
• Life cycle maintenance for freight and passenger rolling stock.
• Rolling stock modernization and service.
“The past two years have given us an opportunity to better understand our customers, their needs and how our capabilities can be leveraged across the continent and beyond. We are bringing all the capabilities of the TMH Group to our customers and are ensuring that our solutions and offerings are tailor made to address their respective challenges and needs,” notes TMH Africa Managing Director, Jerome Boyet.
He adds that TMH prides itself in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and embracing diversity with more and more women joining the floor shops in South Africa.
“We are starting to see the benefits of a team that is diverse in gender, experience, and age. We leverage and learn from each other and as we mark two years since we officially opened the facility and three since we started operating our heartfelt appreciation goes to our employees, our customers and our stakeholders,” Boyet shares.
The solutions offered by TMH come at the opportune time for South Africa and Africa as all countries are looking to rebuild their economies post the economic slump.
Rail is a big enabler for economic growth as it allows for the massive instant movements of goods and services across regions and countries.
Today TMH Africa is the worldwide center of excellence for the narrow gauge within the TMH Group. TMH has concluded projects for amongst other OEMs and private sector clients Wabtec, Progress Rail and Sasol.
About TMH International
TMH International is an industrial investor, supporting the revitalization of the rail industry in the countries where it is present. TMH International acts as an open-sourced technology partner, providing rail services and rolling stock relying on the local supply chain. Headquartered in Zug (Switzerland), TMH International employs over 1300 people and is active in Argentina, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. TMH International is member of the TMH Group, the largest rail services and rolling stock manufacturer in Russia and CIS. TMH is a 100% private company. It counts over 100,000 employees and recorded €5.9Bn sales in 2019.
JSC “Transmashholding” (TMH) is the largest railroad and urban transport manufacturer in Russia. The company is the fourth rolling stock manufacturers in the world. Transmashholding is a core of a group that creates modern integrated transportation products that include development and manufacturing of rolling stock, its maintenance and repairs, digital technologies for production and operation, and traffic control systems.
TMH strives for a safe and comfortable environment for passengers, efficiency and profitability for the freight transportation. Its strategy of international presence is based on its Russian experience and technologies, which are used to improve national transportation industry in other countries.