Alstom Polska S.A. is the new single entity that Alstom has created by merging all its companies operating on the Polish market.
This step will seal the integration of Alstom’s units in the domestic market and strengthen the company’s position as a provider of full range of products and solutions for rail customers, including modern rolling stock, services, as well as rail traffic control systems. This momentous integration has paved the way for the creation of a leading railway producer in the country.
“By creating a single company, Alstom Polska S.A., we are starting a new chapter in Alstom’s history in Poland. The merge of three entities with a heritage of more than 120 years of history in Poland and 4000 employees, solidifies our leading position in the market and enables us to serve our customers both in the domestic market, as well as in the international arena, with our export activities extending to Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, the Baltic states and United Arab Emirates,” said Sławomir Cyza, CEO and Managing Director of Alstom in Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States.
Alstom has been operating on the Polish market for 25 years. The company employs over 4,000 people in its 10 sites in Poland, of which 3 rolling stock manufacturing sites, four service sites, two rail signalling systems and equipment sites and one headquarter, in Warsaw, for the Central and Eastern Europe.
The company has built on the extensive industrial heritage of its sites, 180 years of presence of Pafawag in Wrocław, 150 years of Konstal in Chorzów and 100 years of ZWUS in Katowice. Alstom Konstal, Alstom Pojazdy Szynowe and Alstom ZWUS are replaced by ALSTOM Polska S.A., operating through four branches: Warsaw, Chorzów, Katowice and Wrocław.
Alstom has a significant impact on the transport industry in Poland. At present, trains, locomotives, metro trains or trams manufactured by Alstom are already in operation in Poland. The company is the producer of the first high-speed train in Poland, the Pendolino train and is the first manufacturer that made available for Poland the testing of Coradia iLint hydrogen train, at the test track at Polish Railway Research Institute in Żmigród, near Wrocław in Poland. In addition, this year, the French company signed an agreement to promote and develop zero-emission transport solutions in Poland.
Alstom has also introduced major rail automation and infrastructure projects such as ERTMS/ETCS L2 or the ATC system in the Warsaw metro to the Polish market.