CAF, created in 1917, is a global manufacturer of specialist railway product, components and systems headquartered in Beasain, close to Bilbao, Spain. CAF Group has a net consolidated turnover of €1,477m and an order backlog of €6,265bn as at end December 2017.
CAF employs more than 8,500 people in the design, manufacture and maintenance of subsystems for the global rail market. It has production facilities throughout Spain and in France, Mexico, USA and Brazil.
Recent contracts include supplying 10 five-car units for Barcelona’s metro network, 14 four-car and 12 two-car diesel units for West Midlands Trains, 15 three-car electric units to Auckland Transport in New Zealand, 12 trams for the transport network in Stockholm, Sweden, 30 units with two two-car LRVs for Manila Light Railway Transit Line-1 in the Philippine capital, 10 six-car metro units for Naples City Council, 18 seven-car URBOS-type trams to connect the five main cities on the Mauritius Metro Express and 21 five-car and five nine-car URBOS and low-floor type trams for the Hungarian capital, Budapest.
CAF is currently constructing a new factory in the UK at Newport, South Wales. This will be over 46,000 square metres in area and employ 200 people when it opens in autumn 2018, rising to 300 in 2019. It will be designed to enable CAF to build a range of trains including trams, suburban and metro trains and high-speed trains.