Perth’s new railcars supporting Perth jobs - METRONET


Perth’s new railcars supporting Perth jobs

  • 21 August 2020

Hofmann Engineering is bringing its bogie frame manufacturing experience to its Perth operations, to help build 246 new METRONET C-Series trains.

The company, which was born 50 years ago in a Dianella backyard by brothers John and Erich Hofmann, boasts offices around Australia and the world – including Chile, Peru and Texas.

Now based in Bassendean, the proud family company already manufactures bogies at its Newcastle and Bendigo factories.

“For nearly a decade now we have been producing bogies over east,” said current Hofmann Engineering Managing Director Erich Hofmann, John’s son.

“We won the Victorian rail contract and we are producing over 50 bogies a month in our Bendigo facility where we have a $15million production line set up and the idea is to set up that same production line here in Perth.”

Erich’s son, Karl is the Product Specialist/Operations Engineer and said the 600 staff at the Bassendean facility were genuinely excited about being part of the METRONET program.

“It gives us all a good sense of pride to be involved in manufacturing equipment we can physically see, touch and be a part of making like with the C-Series trains,” Karl said.

“It is an amazing project to be a part of.”

Hofmann Engineering is another innovative local business helping deliver METRONET’s program of projects.

If you’re a local WA business interested in work on METRONET projects, register your services on our Construction Business Register.

Find out more about the railcar program here.


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