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19 November, 2021

Alstom creates 10,000 jobs with new factory in Coimbatore, India

French multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has established a new factory in Coimbatore, India, creating 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.

By Naomi Davies

France-based Alstom, a global provider of sustainable mobility solutions, has established a new €25m manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, India. Spread over a total area of 6 hectares, the new plant is the largest components manufacturing facility in Asia.

The facility has an installed capacity of 2.1 million hours and will focus on improving industrial efficiency in manufacturing components for various prestigious national and international projects.

Alstom will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs at the factory, which will serve sites across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas. Some of the key countries include France, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and the UAE.

Managing director of Alstom India Alain Spohr commented: “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.”

In line with Alstom’s sustainability goals for 2025, the company has implemented several sustainability measures at the site. The company aims for 80% of regular activities to be run on green energy, to use 100% of natural light during daytime and to reuse 100% of sewage-treated water.

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