December 5th 2013
Contract awarded by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the Alstom-led joint-venture Gibela – to supply 600 X’Trapolis Mega passenger trains (3,600 coaches) over 10 years. It also includes the construction of a local manufacturing facility, technical support and spares supply over an 18-year period.
July 30th 2014
Gibela, the South African rail transport company in which Alstom has a 61% holding, officially presented in Johannesburg.
December 19th 2014
Alstom Shareholders Meeting authorises the sale of Alstom Energy businesses to General Electric.
November 2nd 2015
Alstom finalises the sales of its energy activities and is entirely focused on Transport.
Alstom purchase agreement for 51% share in SA rail company Commuter Transport & Locomotive Engineering (CTLE), previously Union Carriage and Wagon (UCW).
Alstom completes the acquisition of 51% share in South African rail company CTLE (Commuter Transport & Locomotive Engineering), specialized in the modernisation of trains, from CTE (Commuter Transport Engineering) and IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) which remain shareholders. The company will henceforth be known as Alstom Ubunye (Ubunye is a Zulu word for Unity).