Alstom has opened an expanded rolling stock plant in Taubaté, São Paulo, strengthening the company’s presence in Brazil.
Alstom invested 14 million EUR in expanding and modernising the industrial site to triple its manufacturing footprint.
This investment will aid the company’s growth strategy and enable the plant to deliver on its national and international contracts.
For example, Alstom is set to produce more than 170 trains in Taubaté for use in São Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Taipei (Taiwan) and Bucharest (Romania).
“The mobility industry is essential for the world market and for society in general. We have been looking for strategic opportunities to continue to grow to support societies as they transition to lower and zero-emission transportation for passengers and freight. The expansion of this factory in Brazil is extremely important to reinforcing our position as a global benchmark for innovative and sustainable mobility, quality and customer satisfaction in the railway industry.”
This expansion project was initially announced in October 2021.
Alongside investing in the plant, the company will also gradually hire approximately 750 professionals in the State of São Paulo between now and March 2023.
“Throughout our 67 years and counting in Brazil, Alstom has been actively involved in the development of the rail mobility sector. With great pride and determination, we kept our focus on the future, always believing in the potential not only of Brazil but also of the region of Taubaté, where we have our factory. Celebrating the expansion of this unit is also assurance to the market and our customers of Alstom’s commitment to continue developing and delivering quality products that will increasingly contribute to intelligent and sustainable mobility in Brazil and the world.”
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