(2015-06-22) North American General Electric (GE) opened its office in Maputo on Thursday, June 18, at a ceremony that marks a decisive step in the company’s commitment to bringing technology and equipment into Mozambique.
The opening of General Electric’s first office in Mozambique coincided with the visit of a business delegation from the United States of America, made up of managers from 14 companies and led by the US Transport Minister Anthony Foxx.
According to General Electric, the discovery of the huge coal reserves in Mozambique boosted the country’s railway industry which now aims to expand its operations not only in the mining sector services, as well as in other national development key segments.
General Electric says that it is committed to supporting the modernization and resumption of of the railway system of Mozambique’s development.
This is a company operating in 175 countries, employing 300,000 people.
General Electric Transportation was founded in 1907. It is a global technology leader in rail transport of passengers and cargo, helping the rail industry to reduce the total costs of the life cycle and fuel consumption, as well as meeting carbon emission standards.
Today, about 23,000 locomotives from GE Transportation operate in 50 countries. It also offers signaling and communication products, traffic control and dispatching services.
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