NPRT to supply 198 train cars to Shenzhen Metro Line 3

NPRT to supply 198 train cars to Shenzhen Metro Line 3   : Midas announced that its joint venture company, Nanjing SR Puzhen Rail Transport Co., Ltd. (“NPRT”) has secured a RMB1.26 billion contract.

The latest contract is awarded by Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd for the supply of 33 train sets (1 train set = 6 train cars), or 198 train cars, for Shenzhen Metro Line 3 project, with delivery slated from 2015 to 2016.

This contract is expected to contribute positively to the Group’s financial performance for the 2015 and 2016 financial years.

Commenting on NPRT’s latest contract win, Mr Patrick Chew, CEO of Midas, said, “It is a period of exciting developments for NPRT. The metro train sector’s positive order momentum is expected to benefit industry players, and NPRT is well positioned and poised to ride on this trend. We are optimistic that the growth and development of NPRT will contribute further to the Group’s performance in the years ahead.”

Midas has a 32.5% equity stake in NPRT, a Sino-foreign joint venture, engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of metro trains, bogies and their related parts.

About Midas Holdings Limited

Founded in 2000, Midas is today the leading manufacturer of aluminium alloy extrusion products for the passenger rail transportation sector in the PRC. Over the years, Midas has built an established track record in supplying to the PRC passenger rail transportation sector, which includes participation in landmark contracts such as trains for the Beijing-Tianjin High Speed Train Project, and inter-city high speed trains for the CRH3-380 Project. Midas’ customers include domestic PRC licensed train manufacturers from China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited and China CNR Corporation Limited, as well as international customers such as Alstom Transport, Siemens AG and Bombardier Transportation.

Midas has a strategic 32.5% stake investment in Nanjing SR Puzhen Rail Transport Co., Ltd (“NPRT”), an associate company engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of metro trains, bogies and their related parts.

In recognition of its consistent growth and profitability, Midas is one of only six companies, and the only aluminium alloy extrusion products manufacturer, in Asia to be included in Forbes Asia’s “Best Under A Billion” list for four consecutive years from 2006 to 2009. The Company was also awarded the “Best Investor Relations Award (Gold)” at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010 in the “S$300 million to less than S$1 billion market capitalisation” category. As testament to its strong brand name and reputation in the PRC, Midas was conferred the prestigious “China Well-Known Trademark” by the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the PRC (“SAIC”) in 2011.

Midas has a primary listing on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and a secondary listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

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Source : einnews

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