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2019/12/18

THE SPANISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN FRANCE SELECTS CAF AS THE WINNER OF THE 2019 SPANISH COMPANY OF THE YEAR IN FRANCE AWARD

Last week, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France presented CAF with the 2019 Spanish company of the year in France award. With this accolade, the Chamber of Commerce wishes to underscore CAF Group’s progress in the France over recent years, as well as the significant contract recently awarded by the company for the production of 28 Intercity units for the French operator, SNCF.

 

Andres Arizkorreta received the award from Fernando Carderera, Spain's ambassador to France, and José Miguel García, Chamber president, during the gala dinner held at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand hotel in the French capital.

 

CAF's history in France dates back to 2008, when it purchased the rolling stock material production plant in Bagnères de Bigorre, in the Hautes-Pyrénées, where it has undertaken various projects developed by the CAF Group in France.

 

Highlights of such projects include the production of trams for the cities of Nantes, Besançon and Saint-Etienne, the renewal of the Lyon metro trains, as well as the project currently underway for the production of maintenance locomotives for RATP.

 

During financial year 2019, CAF won two significant contracts with the two major French operators. Firstly, the renovation of RER trains for RATP, the public company which controls the Paris Métro, urban and interurban transport of the French capital and its metropolitan area as well as some of the Regional lines (RER). And then, the significant contract recently entered into with the French operator SNCF for the production of future Intercity trains to renew the fleet providing service in the Paris-Toulouse and Paris-Clermont lines.

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