EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Hampshire CC; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; South East
Location of affected unit(s): Eastleigh


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
33.17 - Repair and maintenance of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 15000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-11-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2017
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2018
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Siemens, the technology company will create 200 engineering jobs in the UK as part of a one-year programme to refurbish some of the trains of South Western Railway (SWR). The GBP 50 million (€ 45 million) programme will start in December in Eastleigh. The announcement comes a few weeks after the news that Kiepe Electric UK will create 40 similar new jobs in Eastleigh to upgrade another part of South Western Railway’s fleet.

The representative of the planning and transport committee at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce said 'SWR’s announcement is another excellent show of faith in Eastleigh’s railway heritage and current centre of excellent workspace, staff and skills.'