Alstom, one of the world's leading companies in smart and sustainable mobility, opened an Engineering Center in Teknopark Istanbul at an investment cost of EUR 10 million.
At the opening ceremony were present Alstom Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye General Manager Mama Sougoufara, Alstom Türkiye Managing Director Volkan Karakılınç, Alstom Africa, Middle East and Central Asia Signaling and Infrastructure Engineering Director Günay Şimşek, Teknopark Istanbul General Manager Bilal Topçu, as well as Investment Office Head of PPP Department Ali Kamil Özmen.
“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Türkiye by opening a new Engineering Centre in the country. This move not only provides meaningful training and hire opportunities for talents but also strengthens our capacity to better serve our customers in Türkiye and beyond," said Alstom Africa, Middle East and Central Asia Signalling and Infrastructure Vice President Boris Symchowicz.
Volkan Karakılınç, Managing Director, Alstom Türkiye has stressed Türkiye's fruitful, long ties with the international rail developer, "Türkiye has been home to Alstom for over 70 years, and we are thrilled to establish a new Engineering Centre as a cornerstone of our efforts to expand mobility innovation in Türkiye and beyond. Alstom is committed to continuing to invest in the country, as we see Türkiye as an important partner with great ambitions to be a leading country in smart and sustainable mobility."
At the Engineering Center, Alstom will provide training that includes online courses, work, and learning opportunities in signaling, safety assurance, integrated control center, and other technical specializations related to management, operation, and maintenance, including systems engineering and support. As part of their training, engineers will be sent to engineering centers located in France, Italy, India, Spain, and Sweden, where they will have the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced professionals. The center will employ 75 engineers, marking the first investment in Türkiye by a global railway company in the fields of engineering design and application.
From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signaling, and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Worldwide, 150, 000 vehicles in commercial service attest to the company's proven expertise in project management, innovation, design, and technology.