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TALGO fait confiance à FAINSA pour son contrat du siècle avec la Deutsche Bahn

Récemment, le constructeur espagnol TALGO a signé le contrat le plus important de son histoire avec les chemins de fer allemands DB pour la fourniture de jusqu’à 100 trains intercité à grande vitesse.

Pour l’équipement de ces trains de grande capacité, DB a mis en place un processus de sélection très rigoureux des systèmes constitutifs du train. Dans le cas des sièges passagers, ce processus impliquait l’analyse biodynamique par un institut spécialisé de Munich, et des tests comparatifs sévères de confort effectués par des centaines d’utilisateurs réguliers des trains moyen et longue distance du réseau allemand. 

L’un des prototypes STAR RAIL qui a été soumis à l’analyse et aux essais de confort de DB, Octobre 2019

Le nouveau modèle STAR RAIL de FAINSA a été sélectionné, à la fois pour ses caractéristiques intrinsèques, ses qualités techniques et pour ses innovations. DB et TALGO ont en plus apprécié les capacités de développement et d’amélioration continue que FAINSA a su démontrer au cours du process de sélection. Nous sommes d’autant plus fiers de ce succès que la DB est l’un des opérateurs les plus prestigieux au monde et que notre siège était en compétition avec nos concurrents qui possèdent les plus grandes expertises du métier.

Avec l’attribution de ce contrat, FAINSA renouvelle sa gamme de sièges Intercités et à grande vitesse avec un modèle de toute dernière génération. Le STAR RAIL est un poids léger, au confort éprouvé, doté d’un équipement très complet et d’une géométrie révolutionnaire conçue pour faciliter de grandes capacités sans compromettre la sécurité ou le confort du passager. Bien que ce premier contrat soit sur le marché allemand, STAR RAIL a été conçu pour tous les marchés, respectant donc les réglementations GMRT et APTA qui prescrivent des tests d’impact dynamiques en Grande-Bretagne, une partie du Commonwealth et aux États-Unis. 

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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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