MADRID, 3 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The CAF group has closed contracts for the manufacture of 18 additional regional trains at its French plant in Reichshoffen for a total amount of 161 million euros, as reported by the company on Monday.
These are the first orders achieved by CAF for units belonging to the Coradia Polyvalent platform, acquired in August of last year together with an order book associated with it and the Reichshoffen plant, all with the aim of strengthening the position of CAF in the French and German markets.
The contracts for the manufacture of these 18 additional regional trains include the supply of 11 trains for the New Aquitaine region, in the south of France, and 7 units destined for Senegal, specifically for the Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Large Obras (APIX), dependent on the country's Ministry of Transport.
The company has highlighted that these contracts correspond to the first extensions of a series of ongoing projects of the Coradia Polyvalent platform, the terms of which contemplate the possibility of increasing the number of trains to be delivered based on customer needs.
In accordance with the terms in force after the operation, the two projects will be carried out in a consortium with Alstom, who will provide the equipment for the unit, while CAF will design and manufacture the trains, each consisting of four cars, at the French plant of CAF located in Reichshoffen, in the Alsace region.
These contracts allow the CAF group to increase its order book in France to 2,400 million euros, "a historic level", according to the company, which represents 18% of the group's order book and makes France one of its main markets for the next few years.
This growth in France is in line with the company's 2026 Strategic Plan, which includes among its objectives increasing sales in key countries for the company.