GE Transportation Partners with Ferromex to Digitize Locomotive Service Operations in Mexico
GE Transportation is bringing digital services to freight rail in Mexico for the first time, under a long-term service agreement with Ferromex, Mexico’s largest rail operator.
This service agreement will leverage GE’s digital expertise to monitor 100 Evolution Series locomotives for Ferromex, providing 24x7 data on the health status and performance of each locomotive. The agreement also includes access to GE Transportation’s Smart Shopping suite, which runs over 200 diagnostics and predictive algorithms to diagnose maintenance needs of a locomotive before it enters the shop. Historically, railroads haven’t been able to prepare for maintenance or ensure they have the right parts to fix a specific issue until the locomotive rolled into the shop. With Smart Shopping, railroads can schedule stops more efficiently – from maintenance planning to shop scheduling and materials management, as well as reduce dwell time up to 40%.
“Mexico’s rail industry is vital to the livelihood of our nation, and it’s very important for us to work with critical partners to ensure our assets are running as reliably and efficiently as possible,” said Ferromex. “We look forward to building upon our existing partnership with GE to help better serve our customers.”
“We are pleased to have been selected to provide a number of important services for Ferromex’s fleet,” said GE Transportation General Manager, Global Services Operations, Steve Kessinger. “With this partnership, we look forward to providing them with our leading digital services and reliable offerings, helping them to achieve even better asset and operational outcomes.”
GE Transportation has had a 20 -year relationship with Ferromex, supporting Mexico’s rail ecosystem.