New consultancy contract for FS International in Turkey

24th May 2021

FS International received the award from TUSSIDE - Turkish Management Sciences Institute - for a technical assistance assignment to the Turkish Railways (TCDD) pertaining to the transfer of the Italian know how gained in the implementation of the Acquis Communautaire in the railway sector.

The long lasting collaboration with Turkey moves forward, following the recent renewal of the cooperation agreement between FS Italian Railways and TCDD which extended the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2017 by a further 3 years. The agreement is an important step of the strong business relationship established during last 15 years. In this context, FS Italian Railways has provided TCDD with a number of consulting services, including two railway training courses performed by FS International for Turkish personnel on maintenance, signalling and capacity building.

The new award proves TCDD satisfaction with the previous activities carried out by FS International, and it is also deemed strategic for TCDD as it strives towards a structural transformation to optimise competitiveness and profitability, whilst strengthening its role as leader in the transport and logistics sector.

“In line with the objective of the project, the services to be provided will rely on FS Italian Railway’s experience, focusing mainly on Organisation, Business/Operation Models along with Corporate Performance Management” as explained Salvatore D’Alfonso, Head of Advisory & Consultancy Services at FS International.

The project is merely the first tranche of the consultancy that will continue with the deepening of other aspects, aiming at increasingly strengthening the fruitful bilateral cooperation in the near future.