Alstom launches new components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore

Coimbatore, India (Metro Rail Today): Alstom, a global leader in sustainable and green mobility solutions, inaugurated its new components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, in the presence of Emmanuel LENAIN, Ambassador of France to India and Alain SPOHAR, Managing Director, Alstom India and South Asia.

This is the largest components manufacturing facility in Asia and 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 and complexity integration and testing of tractions, auxiliary convertors, cubicles, driver desks and rolling stock looms. The site will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs and currently has a gender diversity 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 countries include France, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Netherland, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, UAE etc.

On the Inauguration, Alain SPOHAR said,

Our Presence in Coimbatore dates to the 1970s and since than we have grown multifold. The opening of this facility is a testament of our commitment to the government’s flagship “Make in India” and “Atmnirbhar Bharat”  initiatives. With our enhanced capabilities and a team of talented and dedicated employees, we are proud to be catalyst in India’s manufacturing led  growth story. We have been the preferred  mobility partner on various Indian project and are keenly looking forward to becoming a leading supplier of components across Alstom sites globally.

Marveling at Alstom’s commitment to India at the inauguration of the large-scale  setup with modern equipment and amenities, Emmanuel LENAIN, Ambassador of France to India , 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 year in India towards building a strong base of sustainable mobility solution and high localization, while creating a positive impact on the people and communities.”

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