Innovation drives the work of the engineering team and of everyone at Akiem. It is impacting the equipment fitted to locomotives, as well as digital processes and communications with customers and suppliers.

For example, we are using a specific web portal for commands, tracking operations, scheduling, and allocating resources so as to simplify communications between all parties.


100 % of the fleet equipped with a GPS solution

4,200 tonnes

gross pulled by BR186 DBF units


DE 18 locomotives fitted in France

BB 75300

Adaptation for passenger operation

Some examples of innovative technical equipment

  • BR 186 DBF units are fitted with reinforced couplings for pulling heavy trains, up to 4,200 tonnes gross. Advantage: train slot and driver hour gains.
  • The DE 18 locomotives acquired will be the first units in France to be fitted with ERTMS BL3.
  • The DE 18 fleet will be powered by Euro IIIB-compliant diesel engines with low-particulate emission features and a tunnel-working mode co-developed by Akiem and the manufacturer.

Close relations

A dedicated team is organised for each customer so that we bring you lasting solutions and support at every stage. Find out more
Close relations

Repair and maintenance

Every locomotive is delivered with all the operational equipment and technical documentation required, and is up to date with maintenance. Find out more
Repair and maintenance