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CAF to supply electric buses to Cagliari, metro units to Naples and trams to Palermo for more than €150m

Link Securities | CAF informed the CNMV on Thursday that three Italian cities, Cagliari, Naples and Palermo have placed their trust in CAF to make decisive progress in their transformation towards sustainable urban mobility. The CAF Group will supply electric buses to Cagliari in Sardinia, metro units to Naples and trams to Palermo, the capital of Sicily. According to the company, these contracts confirm CAF’s strong value proposition as a…


Good news for Talgo and CAF: Adif to start second phase of long-distance rail liberalisation

Renta 4 | Adif has announced that it will start the second phase of the liberalisation of long-distance rail transport. The lines to be put out to tender are those to Murcia, Galicia, Extremadura, the Basque Country and Asturias. Renfe, Iryo, Ouigo, Eco Rail, Euskotren and FGC have already expressed interest in participating in this contract. One of the key points is that Adif will include in the tender the…

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CAF emerges as main candidate to win €330M contract to renew ATM Milano’s bus fleet

Link Securities| The railway manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliares de Ferrocarriles (CAF), through its bus division Solaris, has applied as the main candidate to renew ATM Milano’s bus fleet, in a tender valued at €330 million and for which it will face competition from up to three different rivals, according to the newspaper The tender, which will be resolved in the coming weeks, according to sources involved in the process,…

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CAF And Hitachi, Candidates To Buy Thales’ Signalling Business

According to analysts at Banc Sabadell, Thales has shortlisted CAF and Hitachi for the purchase of the French company’s signalling business. Stadler is said to have dropped out of the process, with bids having been submitted at the end of last week. French press reports flag that Thales would have valued the subsidiary at 1.8 billion euros vs 1.6 billion euros and the offers received would have been lower. So…

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Alstom Withdraws Bid For Mega-Contract Won By CAF-Bombardier Consortium

Renta 4 | Alstom has decided to cancel its bid for the contract for the supply of 146 trains worth 2.560 billion euros that the CAF-Bombardier consortium won three weeks ago, considering it to be unfeasible. From a financial point of view, this setback leaves in the air a contract worth, according to the latest information from the consortium, around €1 Bn. Moreover, from a strategic point of view, CAF could lose the opportunity to consolidate its position as the second largest operator in the French market.


Possible Disinterest Of CAF In Alstom’s Divestments In France

CAF could have withdrawn from buying the factory that Alstom has in Reichschoffen (Alsace, France). The European authorities are forcing the French company to sell in exchange for giving the green light to the 5.3 billion euros acquisition of Bombardier’s railway business. This purchase will be executed on January 29. On January 8, Alstom seemingly informed the trade unions of this plant that CAF was not interested in the situation of the operation.

CAF consolidates its position in France with the rehabilitation of 43 trains for Paris

CAF Favourite To Take Over Alstom’s Assets

Spain’s CAF is amongst the investors interested in buying the only factory Alstom has put up for sale in France to meet the conditions imposed by the European Commission on the purchase of the Canadian firm Bombardier. In fact, CAF is the favourite to take over Alstom’s assets. The French unions have positioned themselves in favour of CAF due to the size of the company and their commitment to retaining the entire workforce. That said, CAF will have to compete with Skoda for the factory.