Kelox IRT USA, a US subsidiary of Kelox S.A., has been selected by Alstom USA to design and supply the catering onboard equipment for 28 new high-speed trains to be run on the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington D.C.
The value of this contract, which was signed at the offices of Alstom USA in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 11, 2,017 for 15 million dollars is the largest contract signed so far by Kelox. Amtrak decided to purchase new trains to replace existing Acela ones, incre- asing passenger capacity, offering higher frequencies, minimizing travel times, and improving operating costs and energy consumption. The train model acquired by Amtrak is an Avelia Liberty, the latest evolu- tion of Alstom’s high-speed train range, Avelia. The equipment that has been awarded to Kelox consists of the integral catering equipment of a Cafe car and a first class galley for each of the 28 compositions.
The first trainset should be delivered at the end of the year 2018 and the remaining units between 2019 and 2020. With this award, Kelox consolidates its presence in the United States, and shows success sample on its strategy of proximity and customer service. “At Kelox we have received the notice with great enthusiasm, because it is not only recognition for our company, but to the effort and devotion of all those people who form our team” says Mariano Vega, Commercial Manager. For Luis Azorin, CEO of Kelox, “It is a pride that a company with the goals of Kelox could contribute in the development of such a key and strategic project for passenger transportation improvement at the USA, like the NEC one between Boston and Washington D.C.”The award of this project reinforces our company position like a technological reference in our product at a global level.”