The Managing Director of Alstom India & South Asia Alain Spohr and the Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain have inaugurated a new components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
“With our enhanced capabilities and a team of talented and dedicated employees, we are proud to be a catalyst in India’s manufacturing led growth story. We have been the preferred mobility partner on various Indian projects and are keenly looking forward to becoming a leading supplier of components across Alstom’s sites globally,” Alain Spohr said.
This is the largest components manufacturing facility in Asia and is dedicated to improving industrial efficiency in manufacturing components for various national and international projects.
Alstom has invested an average of EUR 25 million for the construction of the new facility. In line with its Sustainability Goals for 2025, the site has undertaken several sustainability measures like targeting 80% of regular activities to be run on green energy, utilize 100% of natural light during daytime, rainwater harvesting, reusing 100% of the sewage treated water, etc. The factory also boasts of a stellar record in safety. Cumulatively, the factory has successfully achieved 10+ years of ‘accident free’ man days.
“French companies are fully committed to ‘Make in India’ and speeding ahead on the back of strong bilateral relations between the two countries,” the Ambassador said.
Alstom is present in Coimbatore since 1978 where owns 3 sites. This new site is spread over a total area of 15 acres and has an installed capacity of 2.1 million hours, that will offer a higher degree of production diversity and complexity, integration and testing of tractions, auxiliary convertors, cubicles, driver desks and rolling stock looms.
The Coimbatore site currently delivers not just to Alstom’s Indian sites but also to major sites across 5 continents in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Some of the key countries include France, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and UAE.
The site will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs and currently has a gender diversity rate of 20%.