Egis is expanding its activities in South-East Asia and is proud to announce the opening of a permanent office in Singapore. Operating in the region since the 90's, Egis Rail Pte Ltd is now reinforcing its presence on this market. In the area, Egis' new subsidiary will first offer engineering services dedicated to rail market but will also promote the whole range of engineering services provided by the Group.
In October 2013, Egis took part for the first time in the Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE). The theme of this edition was "People-centered Mobility for Liveable Cities".
Co-organized by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the UITP, this was the opportunity to meet all major actors of transportation sector and decision makers in Singapore and South East Asia.
Pierre Tissier, Egis Executive Manager for Urban Rail Transport, took the opportunity of this exhibition to present a project revealing Egis' know-how: the System Migration Management for the Lille MRT. Challenges of this 7 years project are multiple: to double the capacity of an existing line, to renew the main operating system and to replace all platform screen doors without any service disruption.
On the occasion of its office opening in Singapore, Egis organized a reception held on the 7th of October at the French embassy in Singapore, inviting more than 70 decision makers in rail and transport industry. His Excellency Mr Benjamin Dubertret, newly appointed Ambassador of France in Singapore and a former director of the Caisse des Dépôts, opened the ceremony and introduced Egis to the assembly.
Pierre Tissier recalled the main strategy of Egis in South East Asia. It will focus on four strategic markets in the region: Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia where many future projects have been identified. In Singapore, for instance, the metro network will double its size from 180 km today to 360 km in 2030.
Bruno Vantu and Benoit Bergeron will be in charge of launching and developing the local office and expanding rail activities of Egis in South East Asia and Australia. The reception at the embassy has been organized with the collaboration of Ubifrance.