Alstom opens components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore

  • Industry News
  • Nov 16,21
With an average investment of Euro 25 million, the new site - the largest components manufacturing facility in Asia - is dedicated to improving industrial efficiency in manufacturing components for various prestigious national and international projects.
Alstom opens components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

France-based Alstom, a global leader in sustainable and green mobility solutions, has opened a new component manufacturing facility in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu). The new site - the largest components manufacturing facility in Asia - was inaugurated in the presence of Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India and Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India & South Asia. The new facility, in which the company has invested about Euro 25 million, is dedicated to improving industrial efficiency in manufacturing components for various prestigious national and international projects.

Alstom’s industrial presence in Coimbatore has evolved across 3 sites since 1978. This new site is spread over a total area of 15 acres and has an installed capacity of 2.1 million hours, that will offer a higher degree of production diversity & complexity – integration & testing of tractions, auxiliary convertors, cubicles, driver desks and Rolling Stock looms. The site will create 10,000 direct & indirect jobs and currently has a gender diversity rate of 20%. 

The Coimbatore site currently delivers not just to Alstom’s Indian sites but also to major sites across 5 continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Some of the key countries include – France, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, UAE etc. 

Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India, commented, “Our presence in Coimbatore dates to the 1970s and since then we’ve grown multifold. The opening of this facility is a testament of our commitment to the government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ & ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative. With our enhanced capabilities and a team of talented and dedicated employees, we are proud to be a catalyst in India’s manufacturing led growth story. We have been the preferred mobility partner on various Indian projects and are keenly looking forward to becoming a leading supplier of components across Alstom’s sites globally.” 

Marvelling at Alstom’s commitment to India, at the inauguration of the large-scale setup with modern equipment and amenities, Emmanuel Lenain said, “French companies are fully committed to ‘Make in India’ and speeding ahead on the back of strong bilateral relations between the two countries. It is heartening to see India’s manufacturing prowess powering global mobility. I salute the efforts and investments made by Alstom over the years in India towards building a strong base of sustainable mobility solutions and high localization, while creating a positive impact on the people and communities”
In line with Alstom’s Sustainability Goals for 2025, this site has undertaken several sustainability measures like – targeting 80% of regular activities to be run on green energy, utilise 100% of natural light during daytime, rainwater harvesting, reusing 100% of the sewage treated water, etc. The factory also boasts of a stellar record in safety. Cumulatively, the factory has successfully achieved 10+ years of ‘accident free’ man days.

In line with its commitment to contributing sustainably to communities in need, Alstom is taking up various projects around the factory. With the objective of reaching out to a total of over 100,000 direct beneficiaries, the company has pledged Rs 3 crores for various CSR projects in the next 3 years. Some of these activities include - water conservation, sustainable rural living and youth skilling.

With this stronger industrial & commercial base with the purpose to offer a broad range of components, Alstom is much stronger to address mobility needs of India and the world.

Leading societies to a low carbon future, the France-headquartered Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom has 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the enlarged Group’s combined proforma revenue amounts to Euro 14 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2021.

In India, Alstom is the only multinational sustainable mobility provider in the country to have a comprehensive portfolio of offerings to meet customer specific needs, from cost-efficient mass-market platforms to high-end technological innovations. Synonymous with the country’s ‘Rail Revolution’, Alstom continues to be a strategic partner in supporting India’s freight revolution and passenger movement. With 6 industrial sites and 4 major engineering centers, the company not only caters to domestic project needs, but also delivers for many international projects. Supporting the government’s modernisation initiatives, Alstom has been at the forefront of introducing several breakthrough technologies in India with world class rolling stock, rail equipment & infrastructure, signalling and services.

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