In a big boost to ‘Make In India’ and Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative of the government, French multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has inaugurated its new components manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore.
This is the largest components manufacturing facility in Asia and is dedicated to improving industrial efficiency in manufacturing components for various prestigious national and international projects, Alstom said in a statement on Tuesday (16 November).
The company said that its industrial presence in Coimbatore has evolved across three sites since 1978.
The new site is spread over a total area of 15 acres and has an installed capacity of 2.1 million hours, that will offer a higher degree of production diversity and complexity – integration and testing of tractions, auxiliary convertors, cubicles, driver desks and Rolling Stock looms, it added.
The site will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs and currently has a gender diversity rate of 20 per cent, according to the company.
The Coimbatore site currently delivers not just to Alstom’s Indian sites but also to major sites across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America, the company said.
Speaking at the inauguration, Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India said, “Our presence in Coimbatore dates to the 1970s and since then we’ve grown multifold. The opening of this facility is a testament of our commitment to the government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ & ‘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. We have been the preferred mobility partner on various Indian projects and are keenly looking forward to becoming a leading supplier of components across Alstom’s sites globally,” Spohr added.