Alstom opens engineering centre in Türkiye

Teknopark Istanbul centreAlstom has announced the opening of Teknopark Istanbul centre, its first engineering centre in Türkiye, which will focus on railway signalling. This is the first investment by a global railway company in the country for engineering design and application.

The regional centre is part of Alstom’s localisation strategy to develop critical know-how in the country and develop a local pool of highly qualified engineers responsible for key signalling technologies such as Interlockings, automatic train control (ATC), and ETCS. The Teknopark Istanbul centre will serve Turkish and regional customers and will expand to become a global centre of excellence supporting Alstom customers worldwide. The centre will also support customers from Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Alstom has recently launched an engineering centre which specialises in railway signalling, will provide real time support to projects in Türkiye, allowing for better management of customer needs and improved local content.

The new engineering centre is part of Alstom’s global service hub and includes a real laboratory for software testing in partnership with Alstom’s labs in Madrid and Rome. This laboratory will enable crucial testing to be conducted in Türkiye, including software assessments for the metro and mainline lines. The centre will also provide training courses for Alstom’s customers, to help them develop their workforce and ensure the establishment of a strong rail expertise in the country.

As part of the onboarding, Alstom will provide training which includes both online course work and on-the-job learning opportunities in signalling, safety assurance, integrated control centre and system engineering and other technical expertise related to management, operation, and maintenance including supporting the monorail project. As part of their on-the-job training, engineers will be sent to established engineering centres located in France, Italy, India, Spain, and Sweden, where they will have the chance to work with and learn from experienced professionals, helping them to develop their skills and knowledge.

“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Türkiye by opening a new engineering centre in the country. This move not only provides meaningful train and hire opportunities for talents but also strengthens our capacity to better serve our customers in Türkiye and beyond,” said Boris Symchowicz, VP, Signalling and Infrastructure for the AMECA region at Alstom.

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