1958: Alstom won the first railway contract in China supplying 25 electric locomotives to Baocheng Line, the first electrified railway in China. Alstom is one of the first western companies which started their business in China, much earlier than the diplomatic relationship between China and France (in 1964).
1979: Alstom opened its first representative office in Beijing, right after the Open Reform Policy in China in 1978.
1985: Alstom was awarded a locomotive contract, supplying 150 “8K” double BoBo locomotives to China Railway. After 30 years services, all locomotives were decommissioned in 2016 with positive reputation of low failure rate and excellent performance.
1986: Alstom established a joint venture, CASCO Signal Ltd. together with China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation. It is the 1st joint venture with foreign investment in Chinese railway market. CASCO becomes the major signaling supplier for urban transport solutions in nowadays China.
1999: Alstom established three joint ventures, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co.,Ltd (SATEE) to manufacturing traction system, Shanghai Alstom Transport Co. Ltd (SATCO) to assembling rolling stocks with Shanghai Rail Traffic Equipment Development Co., Ltd, and Alstom Qingdao Railway Equipment Co., Ltd to manufacturing dampers.
1999: Alstom won the first rolling stock contract in Shanghai, supplying 168 metro cars to Shanghai Line 3.
2002: Alstom won the first rolling stock contract in Nanjing, supplying 120 metro cars to Nanjing Line 1.
2004: Alstom won the first high speed train contract in China, supporting CRC to build 60 CRH5 high speed trains.
2004: Alstom won a contract supplying 180 BoBo locomotives to China.
2006: Alstom established a joint venture, XAYEECO (Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co., Ltd), in Xi’An to manufacturing motor equipment and components to its mother company. It is one of the two motor manufacturing sites for Alstom global.
2007: Alstom won a contract supplying 500 CoCo locomotives, the world’s most powerful electric freight locomotive to China.
2007: Alstom won a contract providing electrification for the Shi-Tai high speed railway line.
2015: Alstom won two contracts supporting CRC and SATCO to build 30 trams for Shanghai Songjiang lines and 58 trams for Chengdu.
2015: Due to the closure of deal between Alstom and GE, Alstom established its new legal entity in China, Alstom Investment Co., Ltd. (AIC).
2016: Alstom together with its joint venture CASCO won a contract supplying and upgrading signaling system for Qinghai-Tibet Railway in China. This is the first mainline signaling project Alstom has won in China thanks to the integration of GE signaling.
2017: At the beginning of 2017, SATEE signed a cooperation agreement with Xinjin County People’s Government, and opened a subsidiary in Chengdu, CATEE, to manufacture traction systems for urban transport solutions covering serving markets in central and west part of China.