Alstom (ALO-FR)

Reuters  Oct 25  Comment 
The sale of aerospace firm Thales's rail signaling business to transport company Alstom is no longer on the agenda, a government source told Reuters on Tuesday.
Reuters  Sep 21  Comment 
The French government will present a plan on Sept. 30 to help French trainmaker Alstom keep production at its historic Belfort site, a union official said on Wednesday.
Financial Times  Sep 20  Comment 
French TVG-maker says its design can run fast on high-speed line and tilt on corners on existing routes
Forbes  Sep 13  Comment 
Alstom, the French maker of high-speed and other trains, has announced it will need to close in 2018 its production site in eastern France where 400 people work. The Socialist government wants the company to come back on the decision. The state...
Reuters  Sep 13  Comment 
Alstom will go ahead with plans to shut down manufacturing at its Belfort plant in eastern France, its CEO told staff on Tuesday, setting up a confrontation with the French government which vowed "everything will be done" to prevent that.
Reuters  Sep 12  Comment 
President Francois Hollande weighed in to a row over trainmaking jobs in eastern France on Monday, bringing the business affairs of engineering firm Alstom lurching back into the...
Reuters  Sep 12  Comment 
The French government is not at the moment considering raising the level of control it wields over Alstom, Industry Minister Christophe Sirugue said in response to a journalist's...
Reuters  Sep 11  Comment 
French President Francois Hollande will meet Prime Minister Manuel Valls and ministers in charge of economic and transport policy on Monday morning to discuss trainmaker Alstom's sudden decision to scale down its Belfort plant, the president's...
Reuters  Sep 10  Comment 
France's former economy minister Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that train maker Alstom had many options to manage overcapacity without having to close its Belfort factory, and...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 9  Comment 
‘India’s metro rail market offers immense potential, including as an export hub’


French multinational conglomerate which holds interests in the power generation and transport markets. According to the company website, in the years 2007-'08

  • Alstom had annual sales of over €16.9 billion, and
  • employed more than 76,000 people in 70 countries.
  • Global 500 (2008) rank : 338
Alstom's headquarters are located in Levallois-Perret, near Paris.
CEO: Patrick Kron
Activities on official website:

Financial year 2007-2008

In financial year 2007/08, Alstom's Power Systems Sector booked:

  • a record 38 gas turbines, including 18 GT26.
  • a major contract for steam turbines and generators in a coal power plant in South Africa.
  • an order for four conventional islands in Chinese nuclear power plants.
  • several hydro projects in Brazil, China, Vietnam and Uganda.

Alstom's Power Service Sector signed:

  • 10 operation and maintenance contracts (mainly for gas-fired power plants)
  • many small and medium sized orders, notably in Europe and USA.

Alstom's Transport Sector achieved orders including:

  • a major contract for very high speed trains in France.
  • Pendolino high speed trains for the Helsinki - St Petersbourg line.
  • metros in New York and several other cities.
  • tramways in Dublin and Rotterdam
  • regional and suburban trains in Spain, Australia and Germany
  • a signalling system in Belgium
  • a maintenance contract in the UK.


source Bloomberg Feb,9

The engineering group and its partners won a 6.8 billion-riyal ($1.8 billion) contract to build a 444- kilometer (276-mile) railway in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Gazette reported. The shares gained 2.28 euros, or 5.3 percent, to 44.64 euros.

source China Daily, Feb 10

Alstom will continue technology transfer to China and strengthen its presence in the country, which potentially boasts the world's largest market for infrastructure building.Technology transfer has been a key part of Alstom's strategy. It usually forms consortiums with local partners when bidding for projects in overseas markets.


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