Alstom in Italy

About us

Alstom has deep roots in Italian industrial history; the group initially brought together many of the country’s best engineering and electrical engineering companies and, after about 16 years of continuous development and modernisation, it now has 8 sites throughout Italy, 4 of which are worldwide centres of excellence.

It is this heritage that has allowed Alstom Italy to make a significant contribution to Italy’s rail transportation development.

Innovation lies at the heart of Alstom not only because it operates in a sector that is intrinsically highly technological, but also because all of its processes, products and services are imbued with the group’s innovation-based culture.

With its 2,500 employees and an annual turnover of 1 billion euros, Alstom Italy is one of the leading players in the Italian railway transport industry, thanks to the number, importance and advanced technology of its projects. 

High-speed and very high speed trains

  • Design and production of AGV/Italo trains for NTV, the first private high-speed train operator in Italy. 
  • Design and production of high-speed Pendolino trains for Trenitalia (Italy), the Polish operator PKP, and the Swiss Federal Railways. 

Coradia Meridian regional trains

Design and production of new Coradia Meridian regional trains for Trenitalia (Italy), FNM (Lombardy), and Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (Piedmont).

Signalling systems in Italy and abroad

  • Production of the signalling system for the high-speed urban railway of Bologna.
  • Renovation of the signalling system of Milan’s M1 underground railway line without interrupting the service.
  • Replacement of the signalling system in Western Denmark and modernisation of the Arad-Curtici line in Romania.


Fleet maintenance: Minuetto (Trenitalia); Coradia Meridian (Trenord); Italo (NTV).

Tram and underground railway traction systems

Traction systems for the trams of Rio de Janeiro, Ottawa, Cuenca, Dubai and Strasbourg, and for the underground railways of Chennai, Nanjing, Singapore, Paris and Los Teques.


Infrastructures for Line 12 of the underground railway of Mexico City and Caracas-Los Teques, and for Milan’s M5 underground railway line.


Alstom Italy respects the cultures of local the communities with which it interacts and takes into account the interests of its different stakeholders.

Alstom Italy has given itself the ambition and the means to make a significant contribution to environmental protection through the systems, equipment and services it sells. Its core activities are focused on providing advanced technology and services to improve the management of natural resources, significantly reduce emissions and greenhouse gas effects and enhance the quality of life, while contributing to economic and social progress.

Alstom Italy also communicates information on the environmental impact of its products to its customers. Furthermore, Alstom Italy designs its equipment and manufacturing processes for minimum consumption of energy, eliminates hazardous products and favours materials that can be recycled. 

Alstom Italia includes the environmental impact in the criteria for major decisions. At all manufacturing sites and offices, this impact is managed in line with the rules set out in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policy and covered by quarterly reports. 

Health & Safety

Alstom Italy is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment at all its sites, offering the same high standards wherever it has operations. These standards are set out in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policy and apply to employees and sub-contractors working at Alstom Italy’s sites or under Alstom Italy’s supervision at customer sites.

Measures to offset any risk related to health and safety issues are applied at all sites and throughout projects. These measures are implemented in partnership with the relevant bodies and committees.

Local policies

Alstom Italy adheres to “M’illumino di meno”, the yearly energy saving day promoted by a famous radio broadcast of RAI, Radio 2. The aim of the initiative is to sensitize for one day citizens, institutions and public and private companies about energy saving with simple actions. 

Alstom Italy also adheres to “Kids at office”, the yearly initiative organized by “Il Corriere della Sera” daily newspaper, involving almost all sites in the Country and sensitizing employees’ children regarding responsible behaviours through animation activities, in cooperation with local no-profit organizations.

Alstom Italy, in cooperation with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus (Food Bank), has organized an internal fundraising initiative inside its sites and has promoted the initiative “Lunch is served!” in its Bologna site, with the aim of buying a special equipment to be installed in the canteen able to allow food preservation. In this way, the uneaten food has been donated to the soup kitchen Mensa della Fraternità (30 meals donated daily).

Key dates:

1998: Alstom Italia is born, through Alstom’s acquisition of SASIB Railway of Bologna (founded in 1933), its units in Verona, Bari and Guidonia (Rome), and its subsidiaries in Europe and the United States.

2000: Alstom acquires Fiat Ferroviaria (existing since 1880, a part of Fiat since 1970) and its subsidiaries Elettromeccanica Parizzi (founded in 1955) and Fiat-Sig (Switzerland), merging them all into Alstom Ferroviaria.

2004: Alstom wins a historical contract for China. The Chinese transport minister orders 60 EMU trains based on Pendolino (but without “tilting” technology). The project is managed out of the Transport sites of Savigliano (Cuneo) and Sesto S.G. (Milan). 

2005: On the 19th of December the first section of the Rome-Naples high speed line is officially opened. It is the first line in Europe equipped with the new ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) Level 2 signalling system, developed in Italy by Alstom. 

2008: Alstom wins a contract for the supply of 25 AGV trains to NTV, the first private operator in Italy on high speed lines. 

2011: Alstom completes the acquisition, started in 2008, of Osvaldo Cariboni Lecco SpA (founded in 1908), specialised in components for catenary.

2012: Alstom has been awarded by Trenitalia a public tender for 70 Coradia Meridian regional trains, to boost and renew the regional service throughout Italy.