Rome, 14 December 2023
A partnership to promote digital solutions in the transport and logistics sector internationally and domestically:
this is the aim of the Letter of Intent signed by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, its subsidiary FS Technology, and the Italian digital innovation group Almaviva.
The agreement was signed by Roberto Tundo, Chief Technology, Innovation & Digital Officer of the FS Italiane Group, Marco Iacomussi, Chief Executive Officer of FS Technology, and Marco Tripi Chief Executive Officer of Almaviva, in the presence of Luigi Ferraris, Chief Executive Officer of the FS Italiane Group and Alberto Tripi, Chairman of Almaviva.
The Letter of Intent provides for the creation of a Consortium between FS Italiane, FS Tech and Almaviva, with the aim of proposing digital solutions, including Traffic Planning & Management, Transport Planning & Management, Digital Twin & State Health Monitoring Infrastructure, Multimodal Integrated Mobility (including Mobility As a Service - MaaS),Ticketing, and Infomobility, on international markets where major investment plans on transport infrastructure are expected. Moreover, the Consortium will be able to propose projects at a national level to support strategic sectors for Italy’s development, aimed at the realisation and management of digital platforms of national importance to promote sustainable mobility, tourism, the monitoring of transport infrastructures, and intermodal logistics.
“The Letter of Intent signed by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane with Almaviva represents an important opportunity,” explained Roberto Tundo, Chief Technology, Innovation & Digital Officer of the FS Italiane Group. “It will allow us to offer technological services abroad and in Italy that will contribute to improving the transport system, in continuity with the digital transformation process planned in our 10-year industrial plan, while also favouring the insourcing process of core competences and technologies.”
“The partnership with FS kicks off a new challenge shared with a leading player with whom we have been collaborating for decades and who has renewed its trust in us,” commented Marco Tripi, CEO of Almaviva. “The initiative is further confirmation of the distinctiveness and international competitiveness of the MOOVA platform, a technologically advanced Italian-made solution that represents a new generation of systems to meet growing needs for sustainable mobility and flexibility of service within complex ecosystems characterised by constraints of operational efficiency and interoperability between multiple players.”
The partnership between the FS Group, a national and international multi-modal mobility player, and Almaviva, the Italian leader in Information & Communication Technology, will enable FS to consolidate its role as the standard-bearer of Italian excellence abroad in the transport sector, and to accelerate the development of digital platforms that can promote more efficient, effective and sustainable modes of transport for people and goods to the benefit of the community.
Through the agreement, which enhances the consolidated commercial and industrial collaboration with the FS Group, Almaviva aims to accelerate its internationalisation objective by exporting advanced and distinctive Italian technology, such as the MOOVA platform for integrated mobility, to promote sustainable modes of transport, tourism, infrastructure monitoring (railways and roads), intermodal logistics and more functional services for travellers.