CAF, created in 1917, is a global manufacturer of specialist railway products, components and systems headquartered in Beasain, close to Bilbao, Spain. CAF Group has a net consolidated turnover of €2,762M and an order backlog of €8,807M as at end December 2020.
CAF employs more than 13,000 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, Brazil and latterly in the UK.
CAF has enjoyed securing contracts across Europe. Recent UK contracts include an order of 29 catenary-free units for Birmingham Tram and retrofit of an OESS ( on board energy storage system ) to allow catenary free running of the existing fleet , 43 units for Docklands Light Railway and 44 2-car units and 26 3-car units for Wales and Borders.
CAF has acquisitioned Solaris , a Polish Bus Company, which is a market leader in battery powered buses. This reinforces and supplements the already extensive expertise and capability that CAF have in battery technology.