Rail and Urban transport

Record commercial performance for Alstom in 2015/16

Yvon Maier - 05-juil.-2016 11:46:01

  Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, Alstom achieved a record commercial performance with orders received and backlog at respectively €10.6 billion and €30.4 billion. Over the same period, sales were up 12% (7% organically), amounting to €6.9 billion. The adjusted EBIT increased to €366 million, 23% above last year, leading to an adjusted EBIT margin of 5.3%.    Net income (Group share) reached €3.0 billion, benefitting from the sales of Energy activities to General Electric and after impact of exceptional impairments mainly in France.    Alstom benefits today from a very strong balance sheet. The net debt significantly decreased to €0.2 billion on 31 March 2016 compared to €3.1 billion on 31 March 2015. Equity amounted to €3.3 billion at 31 March 2016.   Following the cash return to shareholders of €3.2 billion through the public share buy-back offer, the Board of Directors will propose no dividend distribution at the next Annual General Meeting.          “2015/16 is the second record commercial year in a row for Alstom, including a major e-Locos project in India and successes across all regions and product lines. Sales growth exceeded expectations with above 5 % average organic growth over the past four years. The adjusted EBIT was up by over 20%. Balance sheet is strengthened by the transaction with General Electric. The implementation of our strategy is on track allowing us to confirm our 2020 objectives.”, said Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.   Official website : www.alstom.com French Rail industry :  http://business.youbuyfrance.com/french-rail-industry/companies  


France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation

Yvon Maier - 03-mars-2016 11:13:10

  French-rail-industry.com has been launched in 2014 to promote France’s railways, thanks a partnership agreement between Business France, the French export-support agency, and Fer de France, the Inter-professional Association for France’s railway industry. French-rail-industry.com aims to meet a twofold objective. In the first instance, it helps to raise awareness among industry professionals worldwide of the know-how prevalent in France’s railway sector — a widely acknowledged and greatly praised centre of excellence. In the second instance, French-rail-industry.com helps to establish connections between international buyers and French suppliers. The directory of French players in the railway sector, make it easy for potential customers based outside France to browse the profiles of any French company they choose and contact them directly through a messaging interface integrated into the website. The French suppliers featured on the platform are broken down into eight main categories: embedded electronic systems; mechanical components fitted on rolling stock; passenger-information and ticketing systems; passenger public transport; rail-car layout; railway infrastructure; railway testing and engineering; and, finally, rolling stock. Thanks to the expertise, technological skills and innovative ability of its companies, France’s railway industry enjoys international recognition: the country is ranked third worldwide in the sector. Within Europe, the French railway industry is ranked second only to Germany, with 1,500 companies generating over €4 billion, equating to 25% of the country’s exports in value.   Official website : www.french-rail-industry.com     Rendez-vous sur le portail des entreprises françaises du secteur ferroviaire     French-rail-industry.com a été lancé en 2014 pour promouvoir l’industrie du ferroviaire français, grâce un accord de partenariat entre les entreprises en France, Business France et Fer de France, organisme interprofessionnel qui fédère l’ensemble des acteurs publics et privés du rail.   French-rail-industry.com a un double objectif. Le premier : sensibiliser les professionnels de l’industrie à travers le monde sur le savoir-faire de l’industrie ferroviaire française, dont l’excellence est largement reconnue. Informer des récents succès et innovations des entreprises françaises via une page consacrée à l’actualité. Le second : établir des liens entre les acheteurs internationaux et les fournisseurs français. L’annuaire des industriels français du secteur ferroviaire permet à ce titre aux clients potentiels basés hors de France, de parcourir les profils des sociétés françaises. Lesquelles peuvent être contactées directement via une interface de messagerie intégrée dans le site.   Les fournisseurs français référencés sur French-rail-industry.com sont répartis en huit catégories : systèmes électroniques, composants mécaniques, information voyageurs et billettique, transport public, équipement du matériel roulant, infrastructure ferroviaire, test et ingénierie, et matériel roulant. Du fait de l’expertise, des compétences technologiques et la capacité d’innovation de ses entreprises, l’industrie ferroviaire de la France jouit d’une reconnaissance internationale: le pays est classé au troisième rang mondial dans le secteur. En Europe, l’industrie ferroviaire française est au deuxième rang derrière l’Allemagne, avec 1500 entreprises générant plus de 4 milliards €, ce qui équivaut à 25% des exportations du pays en valeur.       Site officiel: www.french-rail-industry.com  


News from the French Rail Industry

Yvon Maier - 26-janv.-2016 10:29:10

  Passenger Service & stations Faiveley Transport to supply access door systems for Shanghai metro lines 8 and 13 (China) Transport Companies & professional organisations Keolis renews its contract to operate the Hellweg network (Germany) Electronic systems Thales selected by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to modernize the Queens Boulevard Line (USA) Engineering and Testing SYSTRA and SNTF have undertaken to set up an Algerian joint venture dedicated to rail systems engineering (Algeria) Official website : www.french-rail-industry.com French companies of the French Rail Industry : http://business.youbuyfrance.com/french-rail-industry/companies  


France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation

Yvon Maier - 02-déc.-2015 12:55:26

  French-rail-industry.com has been launched in 2014 to promote France’s railways, thanks a partnership agreement between Business France, the French export-support agency, and Fer de France, the Inter-professional Association for France’s railway industry. French-rail-industry.com aims to meet a twofold objective. In the first instance, it helps to raise awareness among industry professionals worldwide of the know-how prevalent in France’s railway sector — a widely acknowledged and greatly praised centre of excellence. In the second instance, French-rail-industry.com helps to establish connections between international buyers and French suppliers. The directory of French players in the railway sector, make it easy for potential customers based outside France to browse the profiles of any French company they choose and contact them directly through a messaging interface integrated into the website. The French suppliers featured on the platform are broken down into eight main categories: embedded electronic systems; mechanical components fitted on rolling stock; passenger-information and ticketing systems; passenger public transport; rail-car layout; railway infrastructure; railway testing and engineering; and, finally, rolling stock. Thanks to the expertise, technological skills and innovative ability of its companies, France’s railway industry enjoys international recognition: the country is ranked third worldwide in the sector. Within Europe, the French railway industry is ranked second only to Germany, with 1,500 companies generating over €4 billion, equating to 25% of the country’s exports in value.   Official website : www.french-rail-industry.com  


4th France Israel Public Transport and Smart Cities Forum

Jeremy Devray-Benichou - 12-févr.-2015 09:54:30

  The 4th France-Israel Conference on Public Transport and Smart Cities is an unmissable for French and Israeli Transportation and Infrastructures professionals. Boosted by the success of the three first conferences, this business event is the place to be for networking, best practice and partnership, for train, metro, LRT, BRT and ITS experts.   This year Conference has been merged into the Smart and Safe Cities Forum that will take place in Tel Aviv on May 11-12, 2015 at the Carlton  Hotel, Tel Aviv. This year conference will have a special emphasis on Smart Cities and innovations for Urban Mobility.   Alongside with French providers of transportation solutions, ITS and Urban Mobility startups will take part to the French delegation of companies. The Forum will also host a delegation of French municipalities that will present their experience and solutions for mobility and smart transportation in their cities.   Experts from both countries’ transportation authorities will lead the conference. Special sessions and workshops will be dedicated to public transports and infrastructures topics, and experts from France and from Israel will meet for best practice and partnership as part of B2B meeting sessions between French and Israeli companies.   The forum is the place to be to meet your future partners, clients and/or solution provider!  


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Ariel Ditchi– In charge of the Infrastructure, Transport and Industry department at Business France in Israel assists French companies in their search for potential partners in Israel. In order to help French companies have a better understanding of the relevent market in Israel, the department organizes individual roadshows (including market studies, selection of contacts, qualified and targeted B2B meetings, etc.) as well as delegations participating in the major events in the industry.   Visit the FrenchTech w ebsite for more information, success stories, videos! For any further information, please contact: ariel.ditchi@businessfrance.fr

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