, a ‘global leader in sustainable and green mobility solutions’, has inaugurated its new component-manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, India. This is the largest manufacturing facility of its kind in Asia and is dedicated to improving industrial efficiency in manufacturing components for various prestigious national and international projects.
The company’s industrial presence in Coimbatore has evolved across three sites since 1978. This new facility is spread over a total area of 15 acres and will offer a high degree of production diversity and complexity that includes the integration and testing of ‘tractions, auxiliary convertors, cubicles, driver desks and rolling stock looms’. The site will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The Coimbatore site currently delivers not just to Alstom’s Indian sites but also to major sites across five continents — Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Some of the key countries include France, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and the UAE.
Speaking at the inauguration, Alain Spohr, Alstom India’s managing director, said: “Our presence in Coimbatore dates to the 1970s, since when we have grown multi-fold. The opening of this facility is a testament of our commitment to the government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative.
“With our enhanced capabilities and a team of talented and dedicated employees, we are proud to be a catalyst in India’s manufacturing-led growth story. We have been the preferred mobility partner on various Indian projects and are keenly looking forward to becoming a leading supplier of components across Alstom’s sites globally.”
In line with Alstom’s ‘Sustainability Goals for 2025’, this facility has undertaken several sustainability measures, including: targeting 80% of regular activities to be run on green energy; using 100% of natural light during daytime; rainwater harvesting; and reusing 100% of the sewage treated water, for example. Moreover, the factory has achieved 10-plus years of ‘accident-free man days’.