Team Alstom celebrates 25 years of Alstom’s presence in Poland
Alstom in Poland operates in 11 sites and employs over 4,000 people, it’s the biggest employer and the only one with a Top Employer certificate in the Polish railway industry
Alstom has invested a total of 1 billion PLN in its Polish sites
The company has modernised the Polish railway by introducing the first high-speed trains and signalling ERTMS Level 2 to Poland
28 June 2022 – Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, as well as Polish railway industry’s biggest producer and exporter, celebrates its 25th anniversary in Poland this year. On Saturday June 25, 2022, Alstom teams and their families gathered in the four biggest sites (Wrocław, Warsaw, Chorzów and Katowice) during open days to celebrate the company’s anniversary. The guests were able to visit the sites, look at the products, learn the production process, enjoy several health and well-being activities and contests for kids. Alstom sites hosted almost 5,000 people on that day!
“As a part of 25th anniversary celebrations, our employees and their families had a unique opportunity to take a close look at all our products and take a ride on board our trains. Our loved ones, and especially our children, always greatly appreciate being able to see and understand what we do every day. For our team, it was also a great opportunity to meet after two years of pandemic restrictions and spend time together,” said Sławomir Cyza, Alstom’s CEO and Managing Director Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States.
Since 1997, when the company began its operations in Poland, Alstom has invested more than 1 billion PLN in its Polish sites, providing jobs for more than 4,000 people and cooperating with thousands of Polish suppliers. The company continues to build local rail competence based on 180 years of Pafawag tradition in Wroclaw, almost 100 years of ZWUS in Katowice and over 150 years of Konstal in Chorzow.
Alstom has a significant impact on the transport industry in Poland. At present, multiple vehicles produced by Alstom are already in operation in Poland, including trains, locomotives, subways or trams. The company is the producer of the first high-speed train in Poland, the Pendolino. In total, 20 of such trains have been running on Polish tracks since 2014, covering 21,000 km daily and visiting 34 Polish cities. Alstom has introduced major railroad automation and infrastructure projects such as ERTMS/ETCS L2 or the ATC system in the Warsaw metro to the Polish market. It also has provided maintenance for Pendolino trains since 2014, Traxx locomotives since 2007 and Twindexx trains since 2010.
“Alstom has been bringing innovations, investments and top-notch railway technologies to Poland for the last 25 years, and we are ready and eager to bring more of them to the country. We have a complete portfolio of products and services that have been known to Polish people for all these years. We are the leader of the Polish signalling market, our systems enable trains to run safely and smoothly, our high-speed Pendolino trains have run through 50 million km already with 25 million passengers on board since 2014. There are also more than 100 Traxx locomotives and our Metropolis carriages make up 25% of the Warsaw metro fleet ensuring fast and safe transport of passengers around the capital city,” said Sławomir Cyza, Alstom’s CEO and Managing Director Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States.
Alstom operates in 11 sites in Poland, including three rolling stock and components production sites in Chorzów, Wrocław and Świętochłowice, a signalling systems production site in Katowice, a Pendolino service centre, as well as a Traxx and Twindexx service centres in Warsaw, a Traxx service centre in Toruń, a locomotive components production site in Łódź and a Coradia bogie production site in Piaseczno.
Alstom is also incorporating hydrogen technologies and solutions into its offerings. It is the first railway company in the world to produce a hydrogen-powered train. The Coradia iLint hydrogen train has been in commercial operations in Germany since 2018. Thanks to a recently signed cooperation agreement with PKN Orlen, the hydrogen trains are likely to roll out on regional lines in Poland soon.
Alstom is the only rail company in Poland certified as a Top Employer for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Alstom's activities have been included in Responsible Business Forum reports since 2019. In 2022, the company became a signatory of the Diversity Charter, committing to counteracting discrimination and implementing equal treatment policies.
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