The internal “I Nove You” contest is open to all the employees throughout all the centres and business units. This year marks its 12th edition, with a record number of participants, 620 projects submitted from 23 countries and 60 different sites. The 19 winning projects were selected from among all of these and classified into six categories.
The railway services and maintenance teams of Alstom Spain based in Getafe (Madrid) received the award in the "Innovation to Market" category for a project to improve hydraulic brake maintenance in trams. The design and development of an in-house test bench has allowed maintenance cost savings and improvements in delivery times. This new test bench has already been used in projects in the cities of Dublin, Nottingham, Bordeaux, Rheims, Madrid, Murcia and Tunis.
In the “Small but Smart” category, the award was granted to a project presented by the Passenger Comfort and R&D teams in the Santa Perpètua de Mogoda plant (Barcelona). In addition to these projects, two other initiatives developed in Spain and focused on the implementation of digital manufacturing processes and multi-modal system management were among the finalists.