History

  • CAF USA

 

Building on a century of progress and success

CAF USA, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 in the State of Delaware in order to establish CAF’s North American operations on a permanent basis. CAF USA, Inc. quickly solidified its position in the United States transit market by securing three significant orders (WMATA, Sacramento RTD and Pittsburgh PAAC), purchasing a state of the art manufacturing facility in upstate NY and successfully developing a structure that allows seamless transfer of information, engineering and R&D resources from the parent company, CAF S.A. to the domestic level.

CAF USA is a fully owned subsidiary of CAF S.A. and is fully integrated within the CAF Group. Its organizational structure is configured to maximize the efficiency of the decision making process and facilitate flexibility in areas such as resource allocation.

CAF USA began manufacturing carshells at the facility in Elmira, NY as a strategic decision to increase domestic manufacturing, create additional United States jobs and consolidate its presence in the US rail market. Domestic carshell manufacturing also reduces transportation costs and time and allows CAF USA maximum competitiveness.

With additional contracts including Amtrak, Houston, Cincinnati and Kansas City, CAF USA has established itself as a leader in the US rail transportation market in the design, manufacture and maintenance of all types of railcars including LRVs, metros, streetcars and long distance trains.