9 June 2016 – Alstom intends to transform its industrial site of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (Barcelona) into the first factory 4.0 of the railway sector in Spain. The company will implement the latest technologies and train its workforce to the use of these new tools.
"We are witnessing a great change called Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by the confluence of new technologies that have matured in recent years, by new business models derived from those technologies and by the transformation of existing value chains. We are facing a great opportunity for companies, for people and for economies. As a company that has always been a pioneer, Alstom wants to be one of the architects of this new industrial era in Spain", indicates Antonio Moreno, President of Alstom in Spain.
The Alstom site in Santa Perpètua has already started to integrate intelligent systems into industrial processes, using big data, 3D technologies, robotics and augmented reality, among others. These new technologies will allow Alstom to improve its production chain and processes in order to be more competitive, to design and manufacture trains adapted to the future needs of passengers, drivers and operators.
As part of the factory development, Alstom has also announced that a new 30,000 square metres warehouse space will be made available for its suppliers, with the aim to streamline processes, collaborate on innovation and development and favour integration between suppliers and the manufacturer.
In October 2015, Alstom acquired the industrial facilities of Santa Perpetua plant which were under leasing since its opening in 1994. The plant is located on a 36-hectares site, 20 far from Barcelona.