Alstom, the world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has opened a new Engineering and Innovation center in Maia, in the Porto region. The company is moving forward in its commitment to increase its footprint in Portugal and better serve its clients and projects in the country.
Alstom's new site in Maia will be its main mission to develop cutting-edge solutions in digital mobility and signaling, both for the Portuguese market and for Alstom's international projects worldwide. With a total area of approximately 460 m2 and a start-up team of 25 engineers and technicians, the center has an ambitious growth plan for the coming years.
The new facility also includes a warehouse with capacity for the storage and repair of components for existing projects and customers that Alstom is working with in Portugal.
During the opening, David Torres, Managing Director of Alstom Portugal, said, “Based on the experience of its broad portfolio, Alstom aims to strengthen the rail sector in Portugal by bringing its expertise in the development of sustainable mobility solutions. The company is strongly connected to the Portuguese market, actively contributing to the development of the industry and the local economy. This commitment is evidenced by the opening of the new Engineering and Innovation center in Maia, which will have advanced technical and logistics capabilities. Creating better quality jobs in Portugal”.
Mayor of Maia António da Silva Tiago said, “Maia today is an economic and social ecosystem integrating a vibrant and dynamic business reality in its region, especially in the field of medium and medium-high technology companies, at this level it occupies the top positions in terms of regional and national reckoning. Congratulations to Alston for choosing Maia and establishing his engineering and innovation center in Pedrouços – Maia, adding more value to our ecosystem.”
Executivo Paulo Duarte, Director of the Portuguese Railway Platform, stressed the importance of establishing a railway technical center in Portugal, which provides a fast and quality response to the needs and demands of railway operators in our market and contributes to further development. sustainable and socially responsible mobility.”
On behalf of the Centro de Competências Ferroviário, Prof. Andrade Ferreira explains, “The important role of Alstom's new Innovation center and the cooperation between this company and CCF are knowledge sharing, entrepreneurship, innovation and applied research with positive effects on the national economy.”
Alstom has been operating in Portugal for over 30 years, and two of the three trains currently in circulation in our country are manufactured by Alstom or with Alstom technology, including high-speed, regional, metro and tram trains. In the digital realm, more than 1.500 km of the Portuguese rail network and more than 500 on-board units are managed by Alstom's Convel ATP system, a signaling solution developed specifically for the Portuguese market. In terms of urban mobility, Alstom was responsible for the signaling system for Metro do Porto and the 102 trains currently serving this network, and also provided the ATP (Automatic Train Protection) system installed on 18 trains recently purchased by this operator.
Günceleme: 15/09/2022 11:59