As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Today entirely refocused on rail transport, Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services (maintenance, modernisation,…) and infrastructure and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Automobile & Ground Transport
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
- more than 1,000,000,000 €
The preferred partner for transport solutions
- Alstom's ambition is to be the preferred partner of its customers for their transport solutions in all geographic locations and all market segments.
- With a customer-focused organisation across the globe, Alstom offers a complete range of solutions and constantly innovates to create value for its customers.
- The company strives for operational and environmental excellence and bases its success on a diverse and entrepreneurial team across the globe.
Alstom has been listed on the Paris stock exchange since 1998 and therefore applies corporate governance rules. Alstom provides transparency when conducting business and applies corporate governance guidelines.
Corporate governance code of reference
- For many years, the Group has committed itself to carrying out the corporate governance principles published by the AFEP and the MEDEF.
- The corporate governance code to which the Group abides is the AFEP-MEDEF corporate governance code (attached in the left column)
Effective internal control
A robust and broad internal control system encompasses all Group functions and activities. By enabling quicker, more reliable and more competitive operations, a sound internal control system built on a self-assessed questionnaire provides reasonable assurance that Alstom processes are compliant with laws and regulations at all times. Internal control questionnaire ensures that information and data including financial information are reliable and operations are completed in an optimal manner. Around 1,500 Alstom personnel, including operational and unit management, are involved in the internal control self-assessment exercise.
The railway market, driven by increasing urbanisation, is growing steadily. In a context of globalisation and consolidation, Alstom is pursuing a strategy in line with its ambition: to become its customers’ preferred partner for transport solutions by 2020.
The 5 pillars of Alstom strategy
Alstom strategy is based on 5 pillars: a customer-focused organisation, a complete range of solutions, value creation through innovation, operational and environmental excellence, diverse and entrepreneurial people
Present in 60 countries, Alstom has adapted its organisation to strengthen its international coverage and better respond to the needs of customers on a local level.
A complete range of solutions
Alstom draws on an array of expertise spanning all rail transport segments to offer customers not just products, but comprehensive solutions.
Value creation through innovation
Because it ensures customers more effective solutions and reduced cost of ownership, innovation is a source of competitiveness and differentiation for Alstom as well as a catalyst for new contracts and markets.
Operational and environmental excellence
To improve customer satisfaction, Alstom executes its contracts with a focus on ensuring the highest standards in quality, costs and lead times. This operational excellence goes hand in hand with a commitment to environmental performance.
Diverse and entrepreneurial people
Alstom believes in differentiation as a source of performance and encourages all types of diversity within its teams in areas such as gender and multi-culturalism. This internal cohesion is rooted in the company’s values – team, trust and action – and stringent ethical rules.
Alstom continuously develops, supplies and maintains sustainable and integrated rail solutions for the urban and main line markets. These are technically, economically and environmentally efficient, designed to meet today’s challenges of smarter mobility and tailored to each of the operators and public authorities which they serve.
A promise of “fluidity” that Alstom keeps every day:
- Innovation – state-of-the-art solutions tailored to each customer
- Execution – for seamless planning and operation with optimised lifecycle costs
- Proximity – close working relationships with our customers across the world
- Passengers – in favour of seamless and safe journeys for passengers
Alstom's business is based on our collective discipline and efforts to deliver and execute projects successfully, and networking to ensure we take full advantage of all the competencies available.
This team spirit, grounded in our dedication to each employee's development, extends to our collaboration with our partners and customers.
Mutual trust is essential for the proper conduct of our business and the efficient management of our projects.
Trust is built on the responsibility given to each decision maker, the delegation of authority, and the belief in the importance of each employee's role in Alstom's development. It is based on the openness of each individual to his or her professional environment to ensure transparency.
To reach Alstom's commitment to deliver the very best products and services that exceed customer expectations, action is a priority for all of us. Action is built on strategic thinking and underlined by our customer care, integrated into our daily activities and into each project.
Action involves adopting clear priorities, a speed of execution that differentiates us from our competitors, and the ability to report the achievement of our business objectives. Leadership is essential to drive action.
Value creation through innovation
Innovation, a pillar of the Alstom 2020 strategy, is both the key to technological differentiation and a means of creating added value and gaining a competitive edge.Staying a step ahead
Alstom has built an international reputation on the performance and technological lead provided by its rail solutions. The company is determined to maintain its focus on innovation to set itself apart from other market players while establishing its competitive edge and reducing the total cost of ownership of its products.
This is why Alstom continues to invest in research and development. Its roadmap has three major goals: meeting the expectations of customers and passengers, more effectively; staying competitive; and integrating leading technological developments into its products and services.
In a world of evolving technology, Alstom’s products and services incorporate the latest advances in connected solutions (including sensors, communication networks and data transmission protocols for signalling, smart maintenance, real-time passenger information and new 5G high-speed wireless standards) and automated systems (such as monitoring solutions, virtualisation tools and cybersecurity).An ecosystem of innovation and creativity
Alstom is also involved in nearly a dozen competitiveness clusters specialising in embedded systems and transport solutions for the future. Furthermore, Alstom developed partnerships to strengthen its scope for innovation in line with its far-sighted approach.
Alstom works with the institute for technological research SystemX to develop control and signalling systems.
Alstom encourages in-house creativity
Alstom supports its R&D efforts by fostering a strong culture of innovation within the company, embodied by the annual “I NOVE YOU” competition.
Open to all employees across all business lines and sites, the competition rewards creativity in everyshape and form, spanning products, systems, processes, sustainable development, Open Innovation and more.