In Berlin, the international cascading strategy for the 2022–2031 Industrial Plan continues

Following Milan, Rome, Bologna and Naples comes a special event as part of the cascading strategy for the 2022–2031 Industrial Plan, with a stop dedicated to the FS Group’s international presence, being held at InnoTrans, the biennial exhibition on the railway industry and transport technology, taking place in Berlin until 23 September.

This year’s theme is “The Future of Mobility”, a challenge also taken up by FS as part of its commitment to building increasingly resilient and integrated infrastructure, sustainable mobility, integrated logistics and urban regeneration, through innovation and the empowerment of its people, in response to the profound changes we are witnessing.

In Berlin, FS Group managers met with the employees of the companies operating abroad to present the new 10-year Plan. To kick off, President Nicoletta Giadrossi addressed the audience comprised of the CEOs, managers of the foreign companies and the operational staff of Netinera and TX Logistik, emphasising, “This Plan of ours is the result of the joint work, discussions and dialogue of so many people amongst us – those in the operating companies and Holding Company, the central functions and the people in the field.” The President was the spokesperson amongst the colleagues abroad for the innovative vision of “Un Tempo Nuovo”, the essence of which is the shared ability to imagine ourselves and our relationships with others differently, along with the ability to observe and interpret the present to prepare for the future.

FS Group CEO Luigi Ferraris explained the objectives of the new Plan in detail, saying, “I am proud to be at the head of a large multinational group. Europe is increasingly becoming a multi-domestic market, integrated between various nations in the field of transport and infrastructure, where companies will have to be increasingly integrated and collaborate with each other. This is a path that must be followed and reinforced in freight as well as passenger transport, so as to pool and integrate synergies and skills. We are in Berlin, at the centre of Europe, at a time of great change,” continued the CEO. “We have a duty to be credible, to inspire confidence and to listen to our customers.” There is a need to find new production, economic, social and relationship models and models that are more sustainable. From these challenges stems the ambition of the 10-year Industrial Plan for a Group focused on resilient infrastructure, sustainable mobility and integrated logistics.

Following the CEO’s speech, the representatives of the four Hubs each discussed their own mission in relation to the new business structure, with Vera Fiorani for the Infrastructure Hub, Luigi Corradi for the Passenger Hub, Gianpiero Strisciuglio for the Logistics Hub and Umberto Lebruto for the Urban Hub.

The fil rouge that unites the actions of and coordinates the four Hubs leads to the enabling factors of people, together with innovation and digitisation. Massimo Bruno, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, and Roberto Tundo, Chief Technology, Innovation & Digital Officer, spoke about such in detail.

The FS Group’s international activities are central to the 2022–2031 Industrial Plan, as Carlo Palasciano Villamagna, Chief International Officer, recalled in his speech, illustrating how the Group exports its technological, operational and engineering know-how abroad.

The Country Managers of the companies operating abroad were also the protagonists of this international stage, namely Roberto Borghi (Country Manager New Markets), Jost Knebel (Country Manager Germany and the Netherlands), Maurizio Capotorto (Country Manager Greece), Roberto Rinaudo (Country Manager France), Simone Gorini (Country Manager Spain) and Ernesto Sicilia (Country Manager UK).

At the conclusion of the event, CEO Luigi Ferraris recalled, “The Group’s investments will be around 190 billion euro over the next 10 years. We aim to promote multi-modal collective transport over private transport, to double rail freight transport and to cover at least 40% of the Group’s energy needs with self-generation.”

In the coming weeks, the cascading strategy sees a return to Italy to engage with employees at some of the country’s main operating sites so as to continue sharing the objectives of the Industrial Plan and the institutional campaign of Un Tempo Nuovo.