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FEATURE ARTICLE

Alstom to Acquire Bombardier Rail Business in Global Expansion in Transportation Markets
French rail equipment
giant Alstom, whose products and services include
large permanent-magnet
motors and generators for
global transportation markets, is reaching out to
North America to acquire
the worldwide rail equipment business of Bombardier, based in Canada.
Meanwhile, Alstom is also
applying its capabilities in
motor technology to more
e-mobility markets.

The company is an acknowledged forerunner in PMM technology as a high-performance and economical innovation
increasingly adopted by regional trains, tram trains, trams and
automatic metros, as well as high speed trains. The advantages
of a synchronous PMM stem from its lighter weight and compactness compared to asynchronous motors, which, together
with a higher power-to-weight ratio, provide vehicles with higher
performances for reduced operating costs, notes Alstom.
Maintenance requirements are also reduced thanks to the PMM
working as a closed motor, removing the need for a fan and
preventing the effects of externalities such as pollution, dirt and
extreme weather.

Acquisition price will be
about €6 billion when the
Alstom-Bombardier deal
closes, expected to occur in the first half of 2021. Both companies produce full railroad and transit systems. For Alstom, the
deal accomplishes a leap in growth and geographic penetration, while Bombardier plans to focus on its executive jet
business. Also, Alstom is intent on broadening its business into
more e-mobility markets. It recently delivered its first seriesproduction electric bus, supplied to the city of Strasbourg,
marking its entry into the commercial automotive market.
Alstom is a preeminent rail equipment player with an industryrecord backlog of €40bn and €8.1bn of annual sales. Not as
widely known, however, is its prowess in the design and manufacturing of permanent magnet motors (PMM).

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