Alstom announced the acquisition of B&C Transit, Inc., a transit engineering design and construction firm specializing in the passenger rail sector, as part of its further on the execution of Alstom in Motion strategy.
For Alstom, the acquisition represents another move towards expanding the digital mobility signalling and communications plans.
The transaction reinforces Alstom’s position in the North American signalling market by combining the companies’ advanced technology products and engineering capabilities to the benefit of transit agencies and operators across the United States and Canada.
“B&C Transit’s expertise in signalling and communications engineering and design is the perfect complement to Alstom’s advanced technology solutions. Customers will benefit from additional resource capacity and an extensive footprint across North America that will further enable localized development, delivery and support,” Jérôme Wallut, Senior Vice President for Alstom North America said.
The acquisition will support Alstom’s efficient delivery of its innovative signalling solutions by extending its systems engineering and wayside application capabilities. The acquisition will also bolster Alstom’s portfolio of solutions, for existing and new customers across North America and reinforce company’s presence on the West coast. The combined resources of both companies will support customers’ operations and technological visions, accelerating the delivery of more efficient, reliable, safe and sustainable mobility.
B&C Transit will be able to leverage Alstom’s presence and business development opportunities in rolling stock, services and maintenance to further grow and scale-up its operations. Employees from both companies will have opportunities to further develop their skills sets and scopes.
B&C Transit, headquartered in Oakland, California, employs approximately 85 people across the United States at offices in cities such as Livermore, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and had a turnover over USD 45 million in 2020.
The company has been involved in rail and urban transport projects such as the Central Subway project performed by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) which is expected to enter operation in 2022, or the Miami-Dade’s Metrorail control centre and systems project.