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Alstom plans to produce four times more locomotives in Kassel

21 December 2023
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The Traxx locomotive for Akiem at Alstom's plant in Kassel
The Traxx locomotive for Akiem at Alstom's plant in Kassel. Source: Frank Thomas/bahnbilder
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor

Germany: The company’s spokesperson said that to the HNA news agency. The annual locomotive production is planned to increase from the current 40 to 100 units in 2025 and up to 160 units in 2026.

The plant is recruiting new employees to triple its workforce from 120 to 350 people by 2026. Additional training is also underway, with 25 new people expected to be enrolled in the courses next year.

The expansion of production is being driven by larger numbers of orders for the Traxx locomotives. Until 2021, both the platform and the plant in Kassel belonged to Bombardier Transportation. In 2023, the leasing company Railpool signed contracts for 77 EMUs in various modifications. The multi-system Traxx MS3s have also been ordered by the German Northrail, French Akiem, and Czech RegioJet.

Earlier, Siemens Mobility also announced plans to expand its plant in Munich-Allach, Germany, against growing orders for Vectron locomotives.

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