Derby's Garrandale Group secures £15m Bombardier contracts

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Image caption Bombardier said it was vital for them to have a local supplier

A Derby-based engineering firm has beaten off competition from Europe and the Far East to secure £15m worth of contracts with train makers Bombardier.

The Garrandale Group will supply all the assembly and production line equipment as part of a £1bn Crossrail deal.

Malcolm Prentice, the firm's chief executive, said the deal would benefit the city and the rest of Derbyshire.

Derby-based Bombardier will provide 65 trains for the Crossrail service.

Mr Prentice said: "All the work will be done by our Derby factory and I guarantee we'll use and resource every supplier in Derby or Derbyshire.

"Also any contract work we need... this is truly going to be a Derbyshire project for Garrandale."

Noel Travers, Bombardier's managing director, said: "It's very important for us to have a local supplier.

"Having them down the road for if we need to make slight changes... they can come and do that in a short period of time."

Image caption London's Crossrail service is set to open in 2018

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