Trenitalia presented to the press last week its new regional Pop train in Bologna station (Italy). This train was built by Alstom under the name Coradia stream.
Satys Interiors Railway contributed to this success by developing a new floor heating concept that improves the wellbeing of passengers.
On May 24th 2018 Satys bought the Spanish company Kelox which was founded in 1959 with locations in Madrid and Pennsylvania (USA).
Kelox is specialized in rail equipment through the design and supply of galley systems and the provision of related services to builders of rolling stock and railway operators worldwide. Main core business activities are refrigerated systems, stainless steel equipment and interior developments by carrying out turn-key projects.
In Madrid, Kelox has a design and engineering office, a 2000 m2 factory and a test laboratory with Iris and EN 15085 certifications.
Among its main customers are Alstom (the company recently chosen by Alstom for the Amtrak project, high speed trains in North America), Hitachi, Siemens, Talgo.
Kelox will strengthen and complete the Satys Interiors Railway division (formerly SMTC).
Luis Azorín, Managing Director of Kelox “Kelox is very happy to integrate a group as ambitious as Satys which will allow the company to continue to develop in the rail market. This integration couldn’t have been possible without the satisfaction and support of our customers as well as the expertise and know-how of our teams. ”
Christophe Jenny, Managing Director of Satys Interiors Railway “We are pleased to integrate Kelox into our group. This acquisition will allow Satys to offer a wider range of products and relevant skills.”
Finaero acquired SMTC, the French train interiors specialist, on May 11th. The objective is to maximize synergies between SMTC and Finaero both in terms of accompanying developments in the rail industry worldwide as well as on know-how and expertise in the aviation industry. SMTC benefited from a 23m€ turnover in 2016 and counts 150 employees on its site in Boufféré (Vendée, France).
SMTC will as a result join AIP, the interiors branch of Finaero, specialized in the aviation industry and dedicated to manufacturing tailor-made and small series aircraft interiors. This new acquisition will further extend the group’s service-offering as well as significantly reinforce the branch’s production capacities to better serve the aircraft interiors market.
Furthermore, the other “business lines” of Finaero group undertook major projects over the past year:
- STTS (painting and sealing for the aircraft and rail industries), in order to improve the quality and efficiency of its services, has organized its offering into five worldwide divisions. Three new paint hangars (60m€ investment) are now up and running in Toulouse. The company has equally launched operations in the US, in Portland, which are equally very successful. Finally, STTS launched the construction of a new A380 & VIP paint hangar at the new Dubai South airport.
- CIEE (electrical systems) has shown very good progress over the first six months of the 2017 exercise. CIEE is to extend its factory in Thailand which manufactures cables and wire assemblies. The branch is also due to set up operations in the US.
“Our main objective remains the same, to deliver quality programs on-time” Christophe Cador, President.