Bombardier: We can win deals to seal future in Derby
A BOSS at train-maker Bombardier says the company will fight for new work for its Derby site – and is confident it will win more contracts to secure the firm's long-term future in the city.
In an exclusive interview with the Derby Telegraph, Paul Roberts, chief country representative of Bombardier Transportation UK, said he also wanted to "draw a line under Thameslink" – a £1.4 billion contract which the company lost out on to German firm Siemens, resulting in the loss of 1,000 temporary jobs at its Litchurch Lane factory.
He said: "This company isn't a charity case. We win contracts, in the UK and all over the world, because our bids are competitive, our products and service offerings outmatch the competition and we deliver on our commitments to customers.
"We are confident of winning more orders."
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Mr Roberts admitted that missing out on Thameslink was a "surprise", which left the company "bitterly disappointed".
But he said the firm was now fully focused on winning another large deal, the £1 billion Crossrail contract, as well as securing other work.
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