In acknowledgment of Transport Month, rail manufacturer TMH Africa invited the Advertiser and other media houses for a tour of their 45 000m² manufacturing facility on Friday, October 18.
TMH Africa is a subsidiary of the Russian rail rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding (TMH), and the company has invested R500-million in its recently acquired plant in Boksburg.
The country is home to the farthest-reaching and highest-quality transport network on the African continent, and, yet the sector still needs to be further developed and capacitated to reach its full potential, a reality TMH Africa continually strives to match.
The tour was led by the TMH Africa’s management, headed by CEO Jerome Boyet, and included viewing of the different stages involved in building a locomotive.
TMH Africa is 70 per cent owned by TMH International and 30 per cent owned by MJISA, a South African investment company.
Destined to continue to being a big player in the rail industry, TMH Africa officially unveiled its 45 000m² rolling stock manufacturing, assembling and service plant in Boksburg in April, which will also serve as a gateway into the rest of Africa.
Boyet told the Advertiser that TMH will be using the facility to manufacture, assemble and service locomotives and other rolling stock for South Africa and the African continent as a whole.
The factory, which educates its highly qualified staff itself, is set to further create more job opportunities, support local suppliers in the rail manufacturing and services industry, thus contributing to the city’s economy.
The unveiling in April was also attended by Gauteng premier David Makhura who said TMH arrived at the right time when the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and Transnet had to overhaul their rolling stock, which is in bad condition. – @SabeloBoksburg
Source: Boksburg Advertiser - https://boksburgadvertiser.co.za/352160/boksburg-based-rail-plant-acknowledges-transport-month/