Alstom is the only manufacturer of electric locomotives and point machines in Central Asian and Caucasian region, being a major contributor to the industrial development of the region.
Alstom has 3 offices in Western & Central Asia: Astana (Kazakhstan) ; Baku (Azerbaijan) ; Tashkent (Uzbekistan). About 600 persons are employed in the region by Alstom and its local joint ventures, across 3 sites in Kazakhstan.
Alstom entered the Kazakhstan’s railway market in June 2010 together with its Russian partner Transmashholding (TMH), by laying the first stone of the EKZ facility in order to build locomotives for the Kazakh network. The joint company was held by Alstom (25%), TMH (25%) and Kazakh Railways (50%). Alstom, EKZ, TMH and KTZ had signed a contract for the supply of 200 Prima T8 (KZ8A) and 95 Prima M4 (KZ4A) locomotives. The EKZ plant was inaugurated in 2012. The freight locomotives are now fully assembled at EKZ, the full assembly of passenger locos will start in the beginning of 2018. In December 2017, Alstom became majority shareholder in EKZ.
This site manufactures point machines production (P80). Alstom’s P80 is a wayside electromechanical point machine designed to operate with no need of periodic maintenance while providing the highest level of safety. 2227 point machines P80 are in operation the region.
Alstom’s repair center ensures corrective maintenance and overhaul works of the traction and brake systems.
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