Alstom is progressing further on the execution of its “Alstom in Motion” strategy and supports its growth ambition for digital mobility with the acquisition of B&C Transit Inc., a transit engineering design and construction firm specializing in the passenger rail sector. The transaction reinforces Alstom’s position in the North American signaling market by combining the companies’ advanced technology products and engineering capabilities to the benefit of transit agencies and operators across the U.S. and Canada.
The acquisition will support Alstom’s efficient delivery of its innovative signaling solutions by extending its systems engineering and wayside application capabilities. The acquisition will also bolster Alstom’s portfolio of solutions, for existing and new customers across North America and reinforce Alstom’s presence on the West coast. The combined resources of both companies will support customers’ operations and technological visions, accelerating the delivery of more efficient, reliable, safe, and sustainable mobility.
B&C Transit will be able to leverage Alstom’s worldwide presence and business development opportunities in rolling stock, services, and maintenance to further grow and scale-up its operations. Employees from both companies will have opportunities to further develop their skills sets and scopes.
B&C Transit, headquartered in Oakland, Calif., employs approximately 85 people across the U.S. at offices in cities such as Livermore, Calif., and Pittsburgh, Pa., and had a turnover over $45 million in 2020. B&C Transit serves an established customer base across North America, and its portfolio of projects includes, for example, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Central Subway project and Miami-Dade’s Metrorail control center and systems.
Following completion of the transaction, which is expected in the first quarter of 2021, B&C Transit Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Alstom.