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Alstom team celebrates its 25th anniversary in Poland: 1 billion PLN invested, 11 sites, over 4 000 employees, and more to come!

Alstom team celebrates its 25th anniversary in Poland: 1 billion PLN invested, 11 sites, over 4 000 employees, and more to come!
photo: Alstom/ Alstom team celebrates its 25th anniversary in Poland: 1 billion PLN invested, 11 sites, over 4 000 employees, and more to come!
29 / 06 / 2022

Alstom is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Poland this year. To mark this significant milestone, Alstom hosted open days at its four largest sites located in Wrocław, Warsaw, Chorzów, and Katowice on June 25th, 2022. The event provided Alstom's teams and their families with an opportunity to learn about the production process, view the company's products, and participate in several health and well-being activities and contests for children. The open days attracted almost 500 visitors.

Since its establishment in Poland in 1997, Alstom has invested over 1 billion PLN in its Polish sites and has collaborated with thousands of local suppliers, creating job opportunities for more than 4,000 people. The company continues to develop local rail expertise based on the legacies of Pafawag, ZWUS, and Konstal, which have been in operation for over a century.

Alstom celebrates its 25th anniversary in Poland this year / Alstom

Alstom has a significant impact on Poland's transport industry, with several of its vehicles already in operation in the country, including high-speed trains, locomotives, subways, and trams. Alstom produced the first high-speed train in Poland, the Pendolino, and 20 such trains have been running on Polish tracks since 2014. Additionally, 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.

The guests were able to visit the sites, look at the products and learn the production process / Alstom

According to Sławomir Cyza, Alstom's CEO, “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 signaling 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.”

Alstom operates in 11 sites in Poland, including three rolling stock and components production sites in Chorzów, Wrocław, and Świętochłowice, a signaling systems production site in Katowice, a Pendolino service center, as well as service centers for Traxx and Twindexx in Warsaw and Toruń, a locomotive components production site in Łódź, and a Coradia bogie production site in Piaseczno.

Moreover, Alstom is committed to incorporating hydrogen technologies and solutions into its offerings. The company has produced the world's first hydrogen-powered train, the Coradia iLint, which has been operating commercially in Germany since 2018. In 2022, Alstom signed a cooperation agreement with PKN Orlen to roll out hydrogen trains on regional lines 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 / Alstom

Lastly, Alstom has been recognized for its commitment to responsible business practices. The company is certified as a Top Employer for 2020, 2021, and 2022 and has been included in Responsible Business Forum reports since 2019. In 2022, Alstom became a signatory of the Diversity Charter, which aims to counteract discrimination and implement equal treatment policies.