Alstom to Submit Commitments to EC for Bombardier Transportation Acquisition

Alstom formally notified to European Commission in June 2020 of its intention to acquire Bombardier Transportation. Now it says it will submit commitments to the EC as part of that intention.

The French rolling stock manufacturer engaged in some preliminary discussions with the Commission, after which it has now announced its intention – in co-ordination with Bombardier Transportation and Caisse de depot et placement du Québec – to submit commitments in a move to allay any potential concerns the Commission may have.

Specifically, the commitments include:

  • a transfer of Bombardier’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train – Bombardier manufactures this train together with Hitachi, having delivered units to Trenitalia as the Frecciarossa 1000; it is also this train that Bombardier and Hitachi are jointly proposing for HS2.
  • the divestment of the Alstom Coradia Polyvalent, the latest member of Alstom’s Coradia family of regional trains
  • the divestment of Alstom’s Reichshoffen site in France
  • the divestment of the Bombardier TALENT 3 platform, which it unveiled at InnoTrans 2016, along with dedicated production facilities within the Hennigsdorf site in Berlin, Germany.
  • providing access to certain interfaces and products for some of Bombardier Transportation’s Signalling On-Board Units and Train Control Management Systems (TCMS)

These proposed commitments are of course subject to the Commission’s approval. Alstom still estimates that the acquisition date – the first half of 2021 – is on track.

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