History

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..
 
1999

After the merger of ABB power generation activities (in Italy dating back to 1863) with Alstom Power, ABB Alstom Power is born. The following year Alstom acquires ABB’s shares, gaining total control of the company.
 
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 an 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.
 
2006

Alstom wins a contract for the construction of three 800 MW combined cycle power plants in Modugno (Bari), Gissi (Chieti) and Scandale (Crotone). The plants will be equipped with Alstom GT26 turbines.
 
2007

Alstom acquires the Spanish company Ecotècnia, specialised in wind energy and present in Italy with several wind farms.
 
2008

Alstom wins a contract for the supply of 25 AGV trains to NTV, the first private operator in Italy on high speed lines.
 
2009

The Alstom Power Italia plant in Sesto San Giovanni completes the stator for Leidbstat nuclear power plant. With its 14 meters, 450 tons and more than 1,200 MW, it is the biggest ever made in Italy.
 
2010

With the global acquisition of the Transmission activities of Areva T&D and the birth of Alstom Grid, Alstom Italia grows further, adding three other sites and another historical brand of the Italian electro-mechanical industry: the former Passoni & Villa of Milan.
 
2011

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