New Delhi: Alstom won the award for ‘Excellence in ‘Make-in-India’ category at the recently concluded ‘Metro Rail India Summit 2016’ re-affirming Alstom’s strong localisation in India as a result of its customer’s proximity strategy. The summit held on March 11, 2016 in New Delhi is India’s premier forum to address the issues related to the further development of metro rail in India.
Alstom is continuously pushing the edge of technology with fully equipped 100% localised, competitive, innovative and high value products to serve the ever growing urban and mainline transportation Indian market with employee strength of close to 1,700 people. In India, Alstom has two manufacturing facilities, Sri City (for manufacturing of metro trainsets) and Coimbatore (for traction equipment production) and an engineering innovation hub in Bangalore. Striving for excellence for the technology advancement, the facilities are the spearhead of Alstom group’s focus on innovation & quality in both urban and mainline transport market. Alstom has strong presence in India where the company has been awarded important metro projects for cities including Chennai, Delhi and Kochi.
“Alstom has been in India for over 100 years. In line with Government of India’s “Make in India” programme, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country. This award reaffirms and showcases our readiness and commitment to the Indian transport sector” – states Bharat Salhotra, Managing Director, Alstom India.
The Summit saw participation of more than 200 government officials, decision makers, planners, technology experts as well as project leaders to address specific challenges across key aspects like finance, planning, technology, mobility, signaling and control, as well as operations, safety and maintenance in urban transport sector.