CAF is a multinational group with over 100 years’experience offering integrated transport systems at the forefront of technology that provide high value-added sustainable mobility for its customers.
With multiple activities and plants and a leader in the railway industry, the Group offers its customers one of the widest and most flexible product ranges in the market, from integrated transport systems to rolling stock (railway and bus), components, infrastructure, signalling and services (maintenance, refurbishment and financing). This entire value proposition is available on the corporate website (www.caf.net).
In railway rolling stock, which constitutes its main historical activity, the Group offers a wide range of products that includes, among others, high-speed trains, regional and commuter trains (diesel, hybrid diesel-battery, hybrid electric-battery and electric), metros, trams and LRVs and locomotives.
With regard to buses, the Group offers a wide range of zero-emission full-battery and hydrogen fuel cell powered buses that cemented their leadership position in Europe in 2021 (Solaris earned the Global e-Mobility Leader award for its contribution to the development of zero-emission transport across the world). Its product range is completed with low-emission buses powered by conventional combustion engines, although their importance in Solaris’ activities is decreasing, a reflection of the market trend.
In a bid to expand its value proposition in sustainable mobility and contribute to decarbonisation, CAF is acquiring significant positions in hydrogen solutions, such as:
- In 2020, Europe chose the FCH2RAIL consortium led by CAF to develop the first hydrogen train approved to run on general interest rail networks. In late May 2022, CAF began to conduct static tests on this hydrogen-powered demonstrator train at its Zaragoza plant.
- CAF is also a member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.
The Group provides services to the most diverse customers all over the world: from private or public municipal and regional or national bodies, to other rolling stock manufacturers and private systems operating or maintenance companies, including complex corporate structures working alongside financial entities.
With a strong presence in the international market and with particular focus on Europe, the Group has various factories in countries such us Spain, Poland, UK, France, the US, Mexico and Brazil. It also has offices and rolling stock fleet maintenance centres in more than 20 countries on the five continents. All this information can be found in its corporate website. This close relationship with customers allows the Group to produce more efficient and personalised solutions, and to provide an excellent range of assistance and maintenance services.
The Management Model, personalised attention and ongoing improvement guide the Group to meet its customers’ needs and expectations; this was evidenced by the more than 200 projects and orders awarded in over 50 countries in recent years, whichhave translated into a significant backlog comprising a significant portion of repeat business from our customers.