Alstom and San Francisco extend partnership

04th December 2018

It has been announced today that Alstom have been awarded a three-year contract by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) services to manage and supply parts for the SFMTA rail fleet, including two exercisable two-year options. This is a continuation of the successful partnership - started in 2013 - that has seen two previously exercised options.

Alstom will continue to provide parts, inventory planning and part replenishment via an integrated IT system. Alstom will also continue to provide expertise with as-needed technical and engineering services.

The current SFMTA fleet comprises a range of light-rail vehicles, 39 historic streetcars and 31 cable cars. This extensive fleet means that a continuous supply of spare parts are required from multiple vendors. With the help of the systems in place, Alstom manages more than 1,100 new parts for the various maintenance operations. Alstom also offer a service to reverse engineer now obsolete parts for both Alstom and non-Alstom vehicles.

Jerome Wallut, Senior Vice-President of Alstom North America said:

“We take immense pride in supporting San Francisco and their focus on transporting passengers safely, efficiently and reliably, and we thank San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for the continued trust they have placed in us and this partnership,”

Author: Darren Porter
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