As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services (maintenance, modernisation,…) and infrastructure and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems.
It recorded sales of €6.9 billion and booked €10.6 billion of orders in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 31,000 people today.
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Regional roots with an international flair
The benefits of Switzerland as a business location include excellent employee training and a marked understanding of quality. These two factors are prerequisites for success in the precise production of high-quality products and the provision of efficient services.
Alstom benefits from the favourable entrepreneurial framework and high quality of life provided by Switzerland as an industrial base. Thanks to its long-standing presence and historical roots in Switzerland, Alstom plays an important role in the economy of the Canton of Schaffhausen.
Alstom – solutions for sustainable mobility
The increasing mobility of broad sections of the population is one of the central questions facing both society and future generations around the world. On a daily basis, Alstom deals with the challenge of developing sustainable technologies to ensure safe and efficient mobility on the railways.
Long industrial heritage
The company can look back on a long industrial heritage in Switzerland, where it employs around 70 staff. Alstom has been making history in the field of rail transport for many years. Famous trains such as the Pendolino (ETR610), the TGV and the AGV ensure that Alstom is synonymous with continuous innovation on the railways. In Switzerland, Alstom supplied the steepest metro in the world in the city of Lausanne (Transport Lausanne) and is a long-standing partner of several rail operators and urban transport authorities.
Herman Van-der-Linden – Managing Director of Alstom Schweiz