Cooperation between Alstom and ASELSAN on Rail Systems
17th December 2020- Alstom and ASELSAN entered into a collaboration agreement to establish a framework of cooperation and coordination in the field of ETCS Signaling Onboard. This collaboration agreement was signed by Dr. Ibrahim Bekar, Vice President of ASELSAN, and Mama Sougoufara, Alstom Middle East and Turkey Managing Director.
Main objective of this collaboration agreement is set as establishment of a long-term partnership to allow the two leading companies in the field of rail systems cooperate on both modernization and new product development in both global and local markets.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with a major Turkish technology company like ASELSAN. With this long-term partnership, Alstom will contribute to the modernization of railways in Turkey in compliance with the international standards. I strongly believe this partnership will achieve productive and innovative results in terms of deployment of ERTMS On-Board solutions for safe operations in the Turkish and global railway networks", says Mama Sougoufara, Alstom Middle East and Turkey Managing Director.
"I strongly believe that Alstom’s experience in the field of rail systems and ASELSAN’s technological capabilities will create synergy. This cooperation is intended to enable our country to reach the targets set in the 11th Development Plan and then, get into the global markets to be able to export technological products in the field of rail systems", says Dr. Ibrahim Bekar, Vice President of ASELSAN.
Alstom has been operating in Turkey for over 60 years. Its Istanbul Office serves as a regional headquarter for the AMECA region and Alstom Digital Mobility (ADM) as well as System & Infra projects. Activities of the Regional Center include bid management, project management, engineering, sourcing, training and maintenance services among many others.