COMPIN has achieved a significant new commercial success a few weeks after signing the contract for the supply of passenger seats for the 40 new OMNEO Premium Normandie Bombardier trainsets, that will be commissioned on the Normandy railway from early 2020 on.
The company has just won a market of approximately $22 million from ALSTOM-US to supply the passenger seats of the 28 new-generation high-speed trains AVELIA-Liberty, ordered and managed by the North American operator AMTRAK, for its North-East Corridor, serving the major cities of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
These high-speed pendulum trains, assembled by ALSTOM in the state of New York, will be progressively commissioned from 2021 on, with a commercial speed of 300 km/h. (upgradable to 350 km/h). They are composed of 9 passenger cars (extensible to 12 cars), with 381 “business” and “first” places (expandable to 518 places).
With this contract, COMPIN is expanding its expertise and presence internationally by entering the North American market for the first time in its history.
To win this contract, the company has demonstrated its ability to meet, among other aspects, the technological and comfort requirements of its customers and the requirements from the “Buy American Act”. The seats will be designed, engineered and tested within the French factory and then manufactured in the United States with local components.
This market is an opportunity for COMPIN to set up an industrial base in the United States, enabling the company to enter the various segments of the North American railway market (subways, suburban trains, regional trains, etc.) and to promote its French know-how within other states of America.