SMH Rail launches Malaysia’s First and Green Locomotive for Export Market

SMH Rail Sdn Bhd (SMH Rail), Malaysia’s leading rolling stock manufacturer and maintenance service provider, unveiled its newly manufactured ‘H10 Series’ Locomotive built with advanced technology to reduce emissions with the tagline ‘Towards Green Mobility’. The ‘H10 Series’ locomotives manufactured locally has also earned recognition by The Malaysian Book of Records as the ‘First Made in Malaysia Locomotive’ for the export market.

The dual cab ‘H10 Series’ Locomotive is compliant with UIC standards and is designed for heavy haulage and uninterrupted long-haul services. One of its main features is its capability to operate in challenging terrains and weather conditions. The “H10 Series” Locomotive is equipped with remote monitoring and diagnostics solution to provide real-time updates which allows rail operators to monitor performance remotely including speed, maintenance needs, fuel consumption and fault alerts. It supports data analysis that tracks negligent handling, reduce risks of failures and improves operational safety.

“We are committed towards building innovative solutions in the global railway industry. With more than 20 years of industry experience our focus is to continuously deliver outstanding solutions for our global railway partners in terms of cost, efficiency and reliability. The first batch of locomotives in this series will be delivered to Tanzania Railways Corporation who have placed the order based on funding support from the World Bank. I am confident that these locomotives will bring enormous economic benefits to the African Rail cargo industry. It is efficient in bridging connectivity, increases supply-chain access, accelerates industrialization and promotes cross-border trade. With more than 60% of its content locally manufactured in Malaysia, the ‘H10 Series’ marks a cornerstone achievement of our company in the global rail industry,” said Yang Berbahagia Datuk PK Nara, Chairman and Managing Director of SMH Rail Sdn Bhd.

With an aim Towards Green Mobility, SMH Rail is certainly making valuable contributions towards redefining mobility in the long-term for rail sustainability. The ‘H10 Series’ locomotives can potentially replace 100 cargo trucks, reduce carbon emissions by up to 75%, lower highway congestion, and is four times more fuel efficient than road freight transport on average.

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