Alstom gets to grips with Aventra challenges

Any takeover of one business by another will have its complications. So it was with Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, completed in early 2021. Peter Broadley, Alstom’s Managing Director, Services for UK & Ireland, told the Golden Spanners conference about some of those challenges.

There have been numerous challenges integrating the two businesses, among them integrating two different cultures, bringing teams together, harmonising two sets of systems, tackling challenging projects, harmonising terms and conditions and implementing the synergies which are commonly expected when businesses are combined.

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