Train manufacturer Alstom has announced it has seen orders worth £6.1bn in the half year ending in September, the new orders mean the company currently has a record orders backlog worth £33bn.
The French company, whose UK headquarters are based in Oxley, Wolverhampton, said it saw sales for the same period more than double on last year’s figures. Alstom also reported an increase in adjusted earnings before tax of 58% to £247m.
Chairman and chief executive, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, said: “Alstom achieved excellent results in this first half with breakthrough commercial successes, including new generation of very high speed trains in France and metro system project in Canada.
“The new record-breaking backlog provides strong visibility on future sales and our outstanding operational performance reflects the solid projects execution.”