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Our seats at IREE 2019 in New Delhi

During 22 to 24 October FAINSA exhibited our seats at IREE 2019 ( Indian Rail Equipment Exhibition) in New Delhi, India.

FAINSA had already supplied First and Standard class seats on the very prestigious Vande Bharat Express Train, the first semi High Speed (max 160km/h) electric train built fully in India. This project was code named “Train 18” because the train was designed and built from scratch in only 18 months by Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.  Here at IREE, we showcased the very same MD seat presented for First Class in Vande Bharat Express. This specification demanded a high degree passenger amenities such a huge recline, power sockets to every single place and a huge table.  The seat even rotated 180 degrees to give a passenger a choice of airline or a bay configuration.

The market is also dramatically growing with new Metro trains.  FAINSA is the incumbent seat supplier to Delhi Metro (DMRC) RS10 project that was one of the largest contracts for Metro style cars in the world.  Here, FAINSA exceed a particular challenge of a fold-up bench along the assembly being fully waterproofed.  This innovation allowed Rotem, the train builder,  to safely and efficiently stow away important electrical equipment.  So during the IREE fair, FAINSA also presented a very similar DMRC RS10 design but this time fitting some newly formed stainless steel shells.  This new innovation certainly indeed created a wealth of interest from different Indian regions.

There was an anticipated 12,000 visitors to the Fair and we certainly did our best to answer every single question that was asked.

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Innotrans 2018; thank you for your visit!

The international trade fair for innovation in rail transport, INNOTRANS, was held in Berlin just a few days ago.

It was a record breaking event in many ways.  2,950 exhibitors from 60 countries, along with 145,000 visitors made it a memorable show.   COMPIN-FAINSA also made history, as we attended for the first time as a united group!

Now as a leading European group in the supply of all interior fittings for public transportation vehicles, we proudly presented our large range of products … Passenger seats, toilet modules, ceilings, lighting, luggage-rack modules, partition walls and floors.

We were very happy to have truly remarkable feedback to our latest product designs.  Our INNOTRANS experience was even further improved by meeting up with old friends and of course, connecting with lots of new colleagues.

Today, we would like to extend our warmest thanks for your visit and the interest you have shown in our new & exciting group.  We look forward to working together in the future weeks.

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A new success for COMPIN : The new generation of « RER » !

After more than 5 years of tendering, COMPIN has won the contract for the supply of passenger seats for the new RER NG to an the ALSTOM / BOMBARDIER Consortium.

This contract, ordered by SNCF, on behalf of Ile-de-France Mobilités (the former STIF) which represents one of the largest contracts in the history of rail in Europe, includes a first delivery of 71 trains with possible options that could reach 371 trains.

To date, the contracts won by the Consortium covers the supply of 255 trains that will run, from 2021, on the future lines E (130 new trains) and D (125 trains) of “Le Grand Paris”.

For the first tranche, COMPIN will produce nearly 37,000 seats, out of 193,000 in total. The range of seats includes fixed, tip-up and folding seats that will be supplied from our manufacturing sites of Evreux and Lodz. This project will ensure a workload for the company up to 2023 and beyond with the other tranches.

To win this contract, COMPIN demonstrated to the builders’ design teams its ability to develop an easy maintenance seat at a competitive price. Deliveries will begin in January 2019 with a production rate up to 6 trains per month.

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Celebrate with us our newly born Compin Inc.

COMPIN Inc. will be our center of command for our growing rail market presence in the US, highlighting the recently awarded ALSTOM-AMTRAK project to supply passenger seats to 28 new-generation high-speed trains called AVELIA-Liberty from ALSTOM.  The trains will be ordered and managed by AMTRAK, for its North-East Corridor, serving the major cities of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

From our brand-new company, COMPIN Inc will convince our customers about our ability to meet, among other aspects, their technological and comfort requirements and the requirements from the local content regulations BAA.

“This is an important breakthrough in our growth strategy and marks just the starting point that will help us drive our ambitious development plans for the US market” says Pierre Sainfort CEO of COMPIN group.

COMPIN Inc also wants to show our customers that we are aligned with their strategy to be present locally whilst at the same time ensure a global platform.” The message from our customers is loud and clear.  They need strong supplier partners that can match their ambitions to expand in a truly worldwide market” says Joan Gabriel Fernandez, Sales & Marketing Director of COMPIN-FAINSA.

The group today has more than 700 people worldwide and has sites in Spain, France, Poland, Bulgaria and now… North America.

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COMPIN conquers the United States of America with ALSTOM

COMPIN has achieved a significant new commercial success a few weeks after signing the contract for the supply of passenger seats for the 40 new OMNEO Premium Normandie Bombardier trainsets, that will be commissioned on the Normandy railway from early 2020 on.

The company has just won a market of approximately $22 million from ALSTOM-US to supply the passenger seats of the 28 new-generation high-speed trains AVELIA-Liberty, ordered and managed by the North American operator AMTRAK, for its North-East Corridor, serving the major cities of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

These high-speed pendulum trains, assembled by ALSTOM in the state of New York, will be progressively commissioned from 2021 on, with a commercial speed of 300 km/h. (upgradable to 350 km/h). They are composed of 9 passenger cars (extensible to 12 cars), with 381 « business » and « first » places (expandable to 518 places).

With this contract, COMPIN is expanding its expertise and presence internationally by entering the North American market for the first time in its history.

To win this contract, the company has demonstrated its ability to meet, among other aspects, the technological and comfort requirements of its customers and the requirements from the « Buy American Act ». The seats will be designed, engineered and tested within the French factory and then manufactured in the United States with local components.

This market is an opportunity for COMPIN to set up an industrial base in the United States, enabling the company to enter the various segments of the North American railway market (subways, suburban trains, regional trains, etc.) and to promote its French know-how within other states of America.

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