“Mobility is at the heart of today's global challenges. Thanks to its global reach across all continents, its scale, its technological expertise and its unique positioning in the digital transportation segment, the combination of Alstom and Siemens Mobility will provide its customers, and ultimately to all citizens, with smarter and more efficient systems to meet the mobility challenges of cities and countries.”Henri Poupart-Lafarge Alstom Chairman & CEO
“This Franco-German merger sends a strong signal in many ways. It will give our customers around the world a more innovative and more competitive portfolio. Together, we can offer more choices and will be driving this transformation for our customers, employees and shareholders in a responsible and sustainable way.”Joe Kaeser President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG
Key dates and milestones
The industrial footprint and customer base of the planned future company are highly complementary worldwide, with critical size in each region. The global footprint will enable the combined company to access growth markets in Middle East and Africa, India, and Central and South America where Alstom is represented, and China, United States and Russia where Siemens is represented.
The businesses of the two companies are largely complementary
The combination of two highly renowned brands with complementary portfolios will offer a significantly larger range of diversified products and solutions to meet multifaceted, customer-specific needs, ranging from cost-efficient mass-market platforms to high-end technologies.