With the impact and integration of technology within the transport sector being such a key factor in future success. It come as no surprise that Alstom have decided to strengthen their ICT offering with an acquisition.
Not only is tech becoming increasingly important from an infrastructure, safety and asset management perspective. The impact it has on the customer/passenger experience is also essential for the future traveller, who are now demanding and expecting better connectivity and real time information for their journeys
Alstom has announced its plans to acquire British company Nomad Digital as it looks to capitalise on a predicted growth in the rail ICT systems market. Alstom is aiming to complete the acquisition of Nomad Holdings, which is owned by Amadeus Capital Partners, SEB Venture Capital and Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments, by early next year. Nomad Digital will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alstom, retaining its existing brand identity. Nomad Digital employs around 230 people and operates out of 13 offices around the world. Established in 2002, the company now has a turnover in excess of £30 million, supplying passenger Wi-FI, infotainment, driver assistance and remote condition monitoring systems to railways around the world. Pascal Cléré, senior vice-president for Digital Mobility at Alstom, said: “This acquisition illustrates our strategy to offer more and more tailor-made solutions to our customers.