Alstom extends parts contract for San Francisco’s light-rail, cable cars

Written by Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief
Alstom and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
Cable Car 25 passing through Union Square | December 27, 2012
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

Alstom won a three-year, $56 million (50 million euros)) extension to its Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) services contract with the  San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

Under the terms of the deal, Alstom manages the inventory supply chain and provides parts for the SFMTA’s fleet, which is composed of 149 light rail vehicles, 39 historic streetcars and 31 cable cars. Alstom and San Francisco’s transit agency signed the original contract in 2013.

Alstom, headquartered in Saint-Ouen, France, provides inventory planning and automated part replenishment via an integrated IT system, obsolescence management, and management and oversight of the VMI program. The company will also provide as-needed technical and engineering services.

“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,” said in a written statement announcing the contract extension.

Alstom runs the VMI system from a 100,000 sq. ft. Mare Island facility in Vallejo, Calif.  The company employs 50 people at the site, which houses production and warehousing operations.

Alstom and Siemens Mobility agreed to merge earlier this year. That transaction is expected to close early in 2019.

 

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