Alstom is the other transport equipment company most prolific at making international expansions, followed by Stadler Rail and Bombardier. GlobalData’s other transport equipment foreign direct investment (FDI) company report highlights the current foreign investments made by leading other transport equipment investors. Buy the report here.

Alstom has been the most active other transport equipment greenfield investor between Q1 2019 and Q1 2024, according to GlobalData’s FDI Projects Database.

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Greenfield foreign direct investment is when a company invests abroad to establish a new physical presence or expand an existing operation. Greenfield investments create jobs and/or involve a capital investment into the foreign location. Other forms of FDI, such as mergers and acquisitions, are not included as part of this definition.

The majority of Alstom investments were in the rail infrastructure subsector. In fact, 97.5% of its total foreign investments were in this subsector. It also created projects across a further two subsectors.

By business function, most (55%) of Alstom projects were related to manufacturing. R&D and Headquarters were the next most popular operations undertaken by Alstom.

The company has been active across eight world regions, mainly focused on Asia which received 37.5% of the company’s greenfield investments between Q1 2019 and Q1 2024. Its top three destination countries (by number of greenfield FDI projects) were India, Spain and Brazil. Combined these three countries account for 51.3% of its total number of other transport equipment investments.

Alstom created more FDI projects in 2023 compared to any other year between Q1 2019 and Q1 2024.

Other leading FDI project generators in the other transport equipment industry include Stadler Rail, Bombardier, Zipp Mobility and ACQ Group.

France is the leading source market for outbound other transport equipment greenfield FDI projects. The country accounts for 13.3% of total outbound other transport equipment investment projects. There have been 13 unique parent companies from France that have announced other transport equipment FDI projects between between Q1 2019 and Q1 2024.

To further understand the top other transport equipment FDI companies, access GlobalData’s Top other transport equipment Foreign Direct Investment Companies report.

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