SETTING THE STANDARD
IN THE MARKET

“We must make digital solutions an integral part of our organisation, our working methods and our products.”

Interview with Henri Poupart-Lafarge,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom

The highlights of the year

Growing globalisation

Alstom pursues
its transformation

Alstom has reached the midway mark on its roadmap to become the preferred partner for transport solutions in line with 2020 targets.

customer-focused
organisation

2020 GOAL:
Reinforce Alstom’s worldwide presence and better meet the needs of customers in local markets.

PROGRESS:
With 105 sites in 60 countries, Alstom has established a presence that is both local and global. This local presence promotes long-term partnerships with clients and increases flexibility and efficiency. In 2016, Alstom grew its network in India with the expansion of the Coimbatore and Sri City sites and construction of a new plant in Madhepura. It also extended its reach in other countries by doubling the size of the Katowice site in Poland, building a manufacturing site in Dunnottar, South Africa, and expanding its Hornell site in the United States.

NEXT MILESTONES:
Continue to strengthen the Group’s industrial presence through partnerships, joint ventures and individual initiatives while fostering synergies between sites and developing everyday customer relations.

A COMPLETE RANGE
OF SOLUTIONS

2020 GOAL:
Provide the most comprehensive range of systems, signalling equipment and services in each area of the rail industry.

PROGRESS:
Alstom has continued to expand its range of solutions by seeking the best possible balance between standardisation and flexibility. New regional and high-speed platforms have been launched after tram and metro platforms. Contracts signed in Dubai and Sydney have strengthened its position in systems, while the acquisition of General Electric’s signalling assets has increased the scope of its signalling business. Alstom has continued to support its customers by offering them a range of high-quality services.

NEXT MILESTONES:
Further expand the range of solutions to meet the current and future needs of customers while exploring new, increasingly connected mobility solutions.

VALUE CREATION
THROUGH INNOVATION

2020 GOAL:
Innovate to achieve differentiation and gain a competitive edge.

PROGRESS:
Alstom has structured an innovation process designed to identify and nurture the most promising ideas in line with the Group’s innovation strategy. Due to ongoing R&D investment and partnerships, Alstom unveiled three new solutions for 2016/17: the zero-emission Coradia iLint regional train, the electric bus Aptis and the multimodal management system for urban transport Mastria.  

NEXT MILESTONES:
Adapt innovation strategy to market developments and improve digital solutions to boost internal productivity while developing a range of new solutions and services.

OPERATIONAL AND
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

2020 GOAL:
Ensure flawless contract execution and reduce the carbon footprint of products and operations.

PROGRESS:
Alstom has already standardised platforms for rolling stock. Performance in terms of quality, costs and lead times has improved and working methods and resources between different sites are now being streamlined. The latest solutions offer 8-10% lower energy consumption, already midway to meeting the target for 2020. Alstom achieved its 2020 goal of a 10% reduction in its plants in March 2017, ahead of schedule.

NEXT MILESTONES:
Improve the overall efficiency, streamline working methods, continue to simulate energy consumption improvements for solutions under development and pursue the ISO 14001 certification programme.

DIVERSE AND
ENTREPRENEURIAL PEOPLE

2020 GOAL:
Strengthen the Alstom culture by encouraging entrepreneurial spirit and diversity in every shape and form.

PROGRESS:
Alstom’s move to renew its focus on the transport business, deploy its leadership model and implement the share allocation programme launched in 2016 has strengthened employees’ sense of belonging. The Group has continued to implement initiatives to promote ethics, cultural diversity and gender balance.

NEXT MILESTONES:
Pursue targets for integrity and ethics, promote recruitment of local talent and encourage initiatives to support women in the company.