In 1992, Alstom was a pioneer in introducing very high speed in Spain. Since then, Alstom has added to this great milestone a long list of innovations, which contribute to designing tomorrow’s seamless railway transportation.
Alstom celebrates this week the arrival of the first High Speed train in Spain, a great milestone where the company had a relevant role. Back in 1992, the first train to run at 300 km/h on the Spanish network was a model designed, manufactured and maintained by Alstom.
Since then, Alstom has been a major player in the modernization of the Spanish railway industry. It has been pioneer not only in high speed, but also in introducing new generation trams, driverless metros, ERTMS signalling systems, Wi-Fi on board etc.
These technological milestones have been accompanied by industrial development. In the last decades, Alstom has been expanding its presence and commitment in Spain, which have made it one of the main employers in the Spanish railway sector, with up to 19 sites and close to 2,000 employees. Currently more than 50% of its business in Spain is dedicated to projects abroad, with centres of excellence for all of its business units.
Alstom in Spain presents four innovation and technological centres, specialized in tramway signalling and in signalling engineering, as well as in comfort and ergonomics and in railway services.
“Innovation leads our way. We are currently developing the first in Spain 4.0 factory in the sector, carrying out digitalization programs based on IoT technologies, implementing sensors to create smart products and solutions. These innovations have a unique purpose: to improve efficiency, profitability, sustainability and quality for our clients" says Antonio Moreno, president of Alstom Spain.