Alstom inaugurated Valmadrera plant in Lecco, Italy, that will develop and manufacture power transmission components for railway, metro and tram lines.
The ceremony was attended by Attilio Fontana, Lombardy Region President, Antonio Rusconi, mayor of Valmadrera, Gian Luca Erbacci, President Europe Alstom Group, Michele Viale, Managing Director of Alstom in Italia and President and CEO of Alstom Ferroviaria Edoardo Gino, Managing Director Alstom site in Valmadrera.
“Italy is among the most important countries in Europe, we are investing in the development of smart and sustainable mobility in Italy to help creating an integrated ecosystem of transport, improving the decarbonization. The new Valmadrera plant will be strategic for the whole Group as are exporting 90% of the electrification equipment worldwide,” Alstom Group Europe President said.
Alstom has made an investment around EUR 2 million in the plant including in new numerical control machinery, a quality laboratory testing machine and automatic storage systems. The Valmedrera plant, group’s centre of excellence for the design and construction of catenary components, conductor rail and APS rail, is spread across 9800 square metres, of which the building has a surface of 8,500 square metres and 1,300 square metres accommodate the warehouse facilities. It which will enhance an efficient and sustainable production organisation. This new and modern plant will unify production as previously it was divided over two smaller sites in Pescate and Olginate.
“In Valmadrera an Alstom site of international importance is inaugurated, which once again testifies to the attractiveness of our country. Railway lines represent a flywheel to accelerate the ecological transition in Italy and Europe, in view of the net-zero goals to 2050, and the PNRR for the railway network alone allocates about EUR 25 billion, proving that the sector must be supported and encourage the whole process of green transformation,” Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso said in his message.
In Lecco area, Alstom concentrates the production of electrification material that is then exported not only in Italy, but all over the world including Algeria, Dubai, France, Japan, Greece, Romania, Turkey, UK and many more. Furthermore, the production is used in the construction of the main railway, metro and tram lines in Europe and worldwide.