Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo — A fair with more than 130 suppliers was held in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo for production of the Maya Train. The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) reported in coordination with company Alstom, more than 130 representatives of established companies in Mexico interested in being part of the Maya Train project attended.
Fonatur said the attending companies are interested in being construction suppliers of rolling stock, signaling systems and infrastructure for the project. “Among the areas where the participation of companies is required for the construction of the rolling stock of the Maya Train are interiors, electrical components, electronics, metalworking and equipment for workshops, which, in turn, are divided into subcategories that will allow interested parties to apply in the areas most appropriate to the lines and specialties they possess,” Fonatur explained.
The technical meetings between interested suppliers and fair representatives was held by Maite Ramos, General Director of Alstom México, the General Director of Fonatur, Rogelio Jiménez Pons, the Governor of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad and His Excellency the Ambassador of France in Mexico, Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian, among others.
During the fair, interested suppliers presented their work portfolios to specialists from the consortium led by Alstom for the manufacturing of the Maya Train.
“A train for Mexico, made in Mexico, is the objective of the most ambitious mobility project in recent years. A train that reflects what Mexico is today: a growing country, open to the world and willing to show its culture through modernity, technology and development,” said Maite Ramos.
The selected companies will be subjected to an industrial assessment process called Quick Industrial Assessment (QIA), in order to guarantee compliance with Alstom’s global guidelines.
Omar Fayad, constitutional Governor of the state of Hidalgo stated “when we learned that the winning consortium for the construction of the rolling stock of the Maya Train was the one made up of Alstom – Bombardier, that day was a holiday for the people of Hidalgo because we were inserted into one of the most important national projects in the country. This project we know will help the economic detonation on a large scale in the state of Hidalgo.”
Alstom builds technologically advanced, sustainable, safe and reliable mobility solutions around the world, and the construction of the Maya Train, a train for Mexico, made in Mexico, at the Ciudad Sahagún plant, Hidalgo is no exception, the company said.
Alstom will manufacture the 42 trains at its Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo plant where the fair was held.