EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Alstom Transport Hungary

Alstom Transport Hungary

Geographic Location

Country: Hungary
Region: Nograd; Eszak-Magyarorszag; Alfod es Eszak
Location of affected unit(s): Mátranovák


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.2 - Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock
Number Employed: 660
Group: Alstom

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-06-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 16-06-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The Mátranovák plant of French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom will create 100 new jobs by the end of this year. Most new positions are for welders, locksmiths and CNC operators. Alstom will provide mentors for every new employee to help their integration. Also, a new proprietary welding simulator will be used in the training process.

The Mátranovák plant – one of the largest employers in Nógrád county – produces bogie frames, a key part for metro and rail wagons, the manufacturing of which involves demanding and high-quality welding tasks. The output of the plant is exported to France and Germany. The firm is investing about €3.3 million at the Mátranovák plant to expand its production capacity and product portfolio.

Alstom has production units in nine countries within the Central Eastern European region. In Hungary, apart from the Mátranovák plant, it has a signalling system installation depot in Szolnok and a commercial office in Budapest.