Established in 1905, CSR Qishuyan Locomotive Co., Ltd. is located in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, facing Shanghai on the east and Nanjing on the west, with Beijing-Shanghai railway and Shanghai-Nanjing intercity railway threading their way through the company. The company is recognized as the developing and manufacturing base for principal diesel locomotives for passenger and freight transport in Chinese railway, and as a traction power pioneer of the six speed-ups in Chinese railway. The company is affiliated with China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (abbreviated as CSR hereafter) under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.
The company occupies 1.9 million square meters with more than 6,000 employees, including more than 1,400 administrative engineers and technicians, among whom there are 167 senior and professional technical personnel, 18 experts who enjoy the State Council special allowance or make outstanding contribution at the state or ministerial level. The company possesses over 4,500 sets of various equipment and has strong machining and casting capacity, complete physicochemical testing, measuring and inspecting means. It excels in manufacturing, overhauling diesel locomotives and supplying components. At present, the company is investing to build a new industrial base to further enhance its productivity.
Since 1996, the company has successively passed the certification of ISO9001: 2000 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System, OHSAS18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and the China National Accreditation For Laboratories, and obtained the certificate of AAR (Association of American Railroads) M-1003 Quality Assurance Program, DIN EN 15085 Welding of Rail Vehicles and Components, and registers of shipping, such as DNV, GL, BV, LR and ABS.
Over a long period of time, to satisfy the need of "high-speed passenger transport and heavy- haul freight transport" in the railway market, based on the advantage of core technology in the high-power diesel engines, the company has successfully developed 280 series of diesel engines and DF8, DF9, DF11, DF8B, DF8CJ diesel locomotives , NZJ1"New Dawn" quasi-high speed DMU, DF11Z special locomotive and "Xueyu Shenzhou" plateau locomotive on Qinghai-Tibet railway and further developed DF11G double-heading quasi-high speed passenger diesel locomotive and NDJ3 "Harmony and the Great Wall" Olympic sightseeing tour DMU, among which, DF11, DF8B and DF11G diesel locomotives served six speed-ups of Chinese railway as principal locomotives. A new record has been set both in Chinese railway history and the international railway history of the longest locomotive routing-from Beijing to Fuzhou. The journey covers 2,200 kilometers and consumes 19 hours and 38 minutes, which is 14 hours less than that before speed-up. The leader from Ministry of Railways (abbreviated as MOR hereafter) ever gave high praise and said that "No DF11 from Qishuyan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works, No speed-up in Chinese railway".
Besides strengthening the state railway market, the company is also striving for the development in the industry and mine market. Since 1999, GKD2 electric-transmission shunting diesel locomotive and GK2C hydraulic transmission shunting diesel locomotive were successively developed. To correspond to the diesel locomotive business integration in the general development planning required by CSR, the technical drawing, tool fixture, customer resource and after-sale service of DF7G, DF5 from Sifang Locomotive Co., Ltd. are incorporated into the business scale of Qishuyan Locomotive Co., Ltd., which helps Qishuyan Company to extend the product range.
To further extend the domestic and overseas markets, realize export of the complete diesel locomotive and satisfy customers' needs, the company has successively developed and manufactured JMD1360 mixed traffic diesel locomotive exported to Vietnam, CKD6D meter-gauge diesel locomotive exported to Cambodia, CKD4C main line diesel locomotive exported to Venezuela and DF8BI diesel locomotive exported to Iran
Along with the development of Chinese railway, MOR put forward the development direction as "technology import, absorption and re-innovation" in 2004. As one of the six Chinese railway equipment manufacturers key-supported by MOR, the company is cooperating with General Electric Company (abbreviated as GE hereafter) to provide 300 high-power AC transmission diesel locomotives to MOR with the rate of localization up to 85%. The first HXN5 diesel locomotive was off-line on Nov 25th, 2008, which was beneficial to importing, absorbing, and re-innovating advanced locomotive manufacturing technology in the world, upgrading independent innovation ability and taking part in international competition.