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Planned combination of the mobility businesses of Siemens and Alstom
On September 26, 2017 Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. The transaction brings together two innovative players of the railway market with unique customer value and operational potential. The two businesses are largely complementary in terms of activities and geographies. Siemens will receive newly issued shares in the combined company representing 50 percent of Alstom's share capital on a fully diluted basis.

On February 6, 2019 the European Commission has announced its decision to prohibit the proposed combination of the Siemens and Alstom mobility businesses. As a result of this prohibition, the merger will not proceed. Siemens and Alstom regret that the remedies they offered, including recent improvements, have been considered insufficient by the EU Commission.

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  • Joint Press Conference by Siemens and Alstom
    The Joint Press Conference with Joe Kaeser and Henri Poupart-Lafarge was broadcast live.
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Press conference Siemens and Alstom

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. In a joint press conference the CEOs of the two companies, Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG (l.), and Henri Poupart-Lafarge from Alstom (r.), announced the creation of a European Champion in Mobility. With Siemens and Alstom two innovative players of the railway market join forces with comprehensive offering and a global presence.

Press conference Siemens and Alstom

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. In a joint press conference the CEOs of the two companies, Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG, and Henri Poupart-Lafarge from Alstom, announced the creation of a European Champion in Mobility. With Siemens and Alstom two innovative players of the railway market join forces with comprehensive offering and a global presence.

Press conference Siemens and Alstom

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. In a joint press conference the CEOs of the two companies, Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG (l.), and Henri Poupart-Lafarge from Alstom (r.), announced the creation of a European Champion in Mobility. With Siemens and Alstom two innovative players of the railway market join forces with comprehensive offering and a global presence.

Press conference Siemens and Alstom

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. In a joint press conference the CEOs of the two companies, Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG (l.), and Henri Poupart-Lafarge from Alstom (r.), announced the creation of a European Champion in Mobility. With Siemens and Alstom two innovative players of the railway market join forces with comprehensive offering and a global presence.

Press conference Siemens and Alstom

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. In a joint press conference the CEOs of the two companies, Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG (l.), and Henri Poupart-Lafarge from Alstom (r.), announced the creation of a European Champion in Mobility. With Siemens and Alstom two innovative players of the railway market join forces with comprehensive offering and a global presence.

Press Pictures

Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

Eurostar International Ltd. ordered a total of 17 interoperable 16-car high-speed trains from Siemens. The trains are based on the Velaro, the world's most diverse high-speed platform. All trains have been delivered and are in passenger service. The trains, designated as the "e320" by Eurostar, operate on the routes London-Paris, London-Brussels and London-Amsterdam via Brussels, thus not only linking the European continent with the United Kingdom, but serving four European capitals.
With a maximum output of 16,000 kW, the Eurostar e320 (Class 374) has a top speed of 320 km/h. Compared to earlier models, the e320 has over 20 percent more capacity and can carry 900 passengers. With its overall length of 400 meters, the e320 is the longest trainset in the Velaro family.

Prototype of the Rhine-Ruhr Express presented

The Rhine-Ruhr express has been a long-cherished dream to bring a new quality of life to the metropolitan region. A dream is now due to become reality in the near future, with fast, comfortable trains running through the urban landscape at 15 minute intervals during peak travel times in a rail network running right across North Rhine-Westphalia, and extending up the Rhine to Koblenz and as far east as Kassel. Siemens will not only supply the trains, but has also been contracted to maintain them for the next 32 years to ensure that the fleet is available every day.

Avenio tram design for Doha honored with the "Red Dot" Award

The Siemens Avenio tram for Doha, in the Emirate of Qatar, has been honored with the prestigious "Red Dot" Award for Product Design 2017. The tram's minimalistic and timeless design complements its surroundings and reflects the modern architecture of Doha's Education City Campus. Clean lines, generous white surfaces and darkened windows characterize the tram's exterior. Special shading on the roof and tinted insulated glass ensure passenger comfort even in extreme outdoor temperatures. The interior's bright and airy ambiance, subtly styled seat upholstery and elegantly designed grab poles underscore the tram's modern character. The Avenio's design was created in cooperation with the "Yellow Window" design agency.

Brightline – comfortable travel between Florida's cities

Since 2012, a private company has been planning and developing a high-speed intercity line in the United States for the first time in decades. On the Florida East Coast Railway route, up to 16 train pairs are scheduled to run from Miami Central via Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach every day. 

215 new light rail cars for San Francisco

In January 2017, the first production Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) of the 2015 cars based on Siemens' model S200 was delivered in San Francisco.

Brand new out of the factory – the new charger locomotive from Siemens for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Siemens rolls out the first of eight SC-44 Charger locomotives ordered by the Washington State Department of Transportation at the Sacramento plant.

Largest order - Siemens is building ICE 4 trains for Deutsche Bahn

The Sibas PN railway automation system deployed in the ICE 4 comprises a combination of control units and modules that communicate with one another via the train bus. They are responsible for control and information tasks. In addition, the systems are integrated to provide vehicle diagnostics as well as maintenance and commissioning support.

The ICE 4 - the new backbone of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance network

Comprehensive quality control measures, beginning with the very first prototype and type tests all the way to a months-long introductory phase with two trains before the ICE 4 enters service, are designed to guarantee the reliability of the train's technology. Components and parts of the train, such as traction system, air conditioning and electronic door-locking systems underwent extensive tests. In the end, the ICE 4 was subjected to around 1,000 tests and detailed inspections before reaching serial production.
Siemens's Virtual Reality Laboratory at its Krefeld facility was also used for developing the ICE 4. With the help of a 3D cinema for engineers, constructions could be simulated and, for example, the maintainability of components or their compatibility with components from various suppliers could be tested and proven even during the construction phase.
During the course of the upcoming months-long introductory phase, possible "teething problems" will be identified and corrected before standard passenger service is inaugurated. This testing phase will assess the operational reliability of the ICE 4 under real-life conditions. By the time the ICE 4 begins this phase, it will already have completed around 250,000 kilometers of rigorous tests at Siemens' Test and Validation Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany, as well as in the network of Deutsche Bahn.

Press Conference ahead of the Innotrans 2016

The world's largest trade fair for transport technology – InnoTrans - is being held in Berlin from September 20 to 23. Once again, Siemens will be showcasing its products in Hall 4.2 and in the outdoor exhibition area.
Pictured in the photo: Journalists attending the pre-press conference visited the locomotive production facility at Siemens' plant in Allach.

Thameslink showcases future of commuting at London Blackfriars

On 24 May 2016, Thameslink is set to showcase the future of commuting when it unveils the spacious new Siemens Class 700 Thameslink train at Blackfriars station. Fifty per cent longer than almost every train in the Thameslink fleet, the train can carry up to 1,750 people seated and standing – the equivalent of 21 double-decker buses – and will be running on many routes to London from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Siemens delivers locomotives to Finland

In February 2014 Finnish Railways VR has ordered 80 locomotives Vectron AC. The contract includes an option for further 97 locomotives. They are rated at 6.4 MW and are designed for a maximum speed of 200 km/h. The bogie is designed for a track gauge of 1,524 mm.

A total of 60 trams for The Hague ordered from Siemens

For Dutch tram operator HTM, today marks the start of passenger services with brand new Siemens trams in The Hague, Netherlands. In the picture: The Avenio at the station 'Beatrixkwartier' located in the financial district of The Hague. The station's nickname is Fishnet Stocking.

The High-Speed train Velaro for Turkey 

In May 2013, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) placed an order with Siemens for a first Velaro-D-based train. A further order for six additional 8-car high-speed trains followed. The first train took on the passenger service between Ankara and Konya on May 24, 2015. The delivery for six additional trains is scheduled for 2017. Therefore the new Velaro family member is a unique success story: after Spain, China and Russia, the Velaro returned back to Europe as the Velaro D for the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways). Now the Velaro has been chosen in Turkey.

Siemens automates high speed line in the greater Madrid area

In order to ensure fast and safe rail service from north to south, Siemens is equipping the section of line between Chamartín and Torrejón de Velasco in the Greater Madrid region with rail signaling, safety and control systems. This 37-kilometer high speed line section has been the missing piece in the puzzle for a smooth rail link from Seville in the south to Valladolid in the north of Spain. Siemens has already provided signaling and control equipment for a number of high-speed lines in Spain. Examples include, Córdoba - Málaga high-speed line, for which Siemens planned and installed interlockings, automatic train protection systems, communication technology, the GSM-R mobile communication system and the associated components in 2007. Siemens provided the same services for Spain's very first high-speed line, the Madrid Seville route, which launched in 1992.

Gothenburg's 100% renewable electricity bus route with Siemens technology

The new electric bus route 55 between Lindholmen and Johanneberg in Gothenburg, Sweden, is now in service. Siemens, together with the communal energy supplier Göteborg Energi, has installed two high power charging stations, one at each end of the route, and supplied the complete charging system. The vehicles are equipped with battery packs that will be charged with renewable electricity.
For the first time, one Siemens charging station was installed indoors. Instead on top of a mast system, the pantograph is being located on the ceiling of the building In the picture: The fully electrified bus departs from the indoor station at Chalmers Campus Johanneberg.

Velaro D high-speed trains at the Siemens test track

Three fully assembled Siemens high-speed Velaro D trains at the testing center in Wegberg-Wildenrath (PCW).
To date, the new train for German operator Deutsche Bahn has covered over 250,000 kilometers in test and licensing runs. Siemens is one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of high-speed trains. Velaro is one of the most reliable trains in all the countries in which it is deployed (26 trains in operation in Spain, 240 in China, eight in Russia, with eight more under construction). Velaro trains have already traveled over 150 million operational kilometers without a significant technical failure. In Spain and Russia, Siemens is also responsible for Velaro maintenance.

All trams in service in Munich

All eight new Siemens Avenio trams are in revenue passenger service in Munich. The first trams have been in service in Munich since September 2014. The Avenio represents the new generation of Siemens trams which is being deployed in Munich for the first time in the world.
In the picture: The Avenio on Lenbachplatz / Maximiliansplatz.

Siemens and Scania are conducting joint research into the electrification of road freight traffic

In the follow-up project, ENUBA 2, Siemens entered into a partnership with Scania, a Swedish company. The focus is on optimizing the integration of the drive system and pantograph into the vehicle and on providing the necessary traffic control systems.
The picture shows a driving scene at the extended eHighway test track in Groß Dölln, Germany

Inspiro Warsaw: A new metro generation for Warsaw

Warsaw's metro operator, Metro Warszawskie Sp. z o.o., has placed a EUR272 million order for 35 six-car metro trains with a consortium consisting of Siemens and Newag, the Polish rolling stock manufacturer. This is the biggest order ever for Siemens in Poland and also the first order for complete units of the new "Inspiro" metro generation.

Test drive for Amtrak Cities Sprinter

The first Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS64) type electric locomotives are now undergoing a comprehensive testing program at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Technology Center (TTC) facility in Pueblo, Colorado. They are being put through their paces before entering Northeast service this fall. 

Vectron from Siemens

The new Siemens Vectron generation is suitable for both passenger and freight transportation. In both domestic and cross-border service, these locomotives can run at top speeds of 160 km/h or even 200 km/h. The various power classes and voltage systems provide the basis for flexible and demand-oriented locomotive configuration. Country-specific train control systems can be conveniently replaced or complemented. 

Siemens to extend VAL line in Turin

The fully automatic VAL type underground in Turin, Italy is to be extended by 1.6 kilometers. Infra.To, the company that owns the Turin Underground, has just placed a corresponding order with Siemens. The line extension is to be opened for revenue service by the end of 2015. Turin's first underground line will then serve 23 instead of 21 stations. Metro services will not be disrupted by this construction work.
Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT) has been operating the fully automatic metro line in this northern Italian metropolis since 2006, with rolling stock and automation equipment from Siemens.
With 7.6 kilometers of track and 11 stations, the first section of Line 1 was officially opened in February 2006 in time for the Olympic Winter Games. The second line section, which followed in October 2007, added two more kilometers and four more stations to the underground system. In 2011, a line section with six new stations was then built between Porta Nuova and Lingotto.

Creating a European Champion in Mobility

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Proposed nominations of future Siemens Alstom Board of Directors completed

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Business Combination Agreement signed and top Board Members nomination proposals

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Further Information

Joe Kaeser

President and CEO

Henri Poupart-Lafarge

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom

Contact

Robin Zimmermann

Siemens AG

+49 (89) 636-22804

Richard Speich

Siemens AG

+49 (89) 636-30017

Philipp Encz

Siemens AG

+49 (89) 636-32934

Justine Rohée

Alstom SA

+ 33 (1) 57 06 18 81

Christopher English

Alstom SA

+ 33 (1) 57 06 36 90

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