Alstom will continue the operational maintenance contracts with Akiem, Europorte and Macquarie European Rail, covering a total fleet of 41 locomotives, including 10 new locomotives for Alstom’s customer Akiem. At the same time, Alstom is extending its maintenance network in Germany with a new partner, mgw Service, a subsidiary of the Akiem Group.
“The renewal of these operational maintenance contracts with our three major customers testifies to the expertise and commitment of Alstom’s Services team in Belfort. This good news reinforces our desire to transform the Belfort site into a European centre of excellence for locomotive maintenance,” Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, president of Alstom in France said.
The initial contracts were signed at the end of 2006 and have now been renewed for a period of 5 years. The Belfort Services teams will thus ensure the management, maintenance engineering and execution of the maintenance operations in France and Germany thanks to Alstom’s network of subcontractors.
The activities will be carried out at Belfort, which currently employs nearly 75 people and revolves around the following 5 activities, such as operational/mid-life maintenance of locomotives, accident repair for all types of trains, carrying out modifications under the warranty period and modernising diesel and electric locomotives.