Process Efficiency

CAF is one of the world’s leading players in the transportation sector, with over 100 years of experience in supplying comprehensive transit solutions. CAF is already operating in 40 countries around the globe with a workforce of more than 13,000 people. Innovation is key to remaining competitive in this increasingly demanding sector. We strive to do things better in all our business units, including engineering, purchasing & logistics, manufacturing, quality & testing and maintenance. Startups with ideas that impact the efficiency and productivity of corporate processes and systems are within our focus.


We are a multinational group positioned at the forefront of technology for sustainable mobility solutions with high added value. Our company is a leader in the transport industry, offering one of the most comprehensive and flexible arrays of products in railway-related markets (such as rolling stock, components, infrastructure, signalling and maintenance, refurbishing and financial services) and in buses. We seek startups with cutting-edge technologies for the future transportation that will help make everyday trips more convenient and sustainable for all. Over time, consumers’ expectations for transportation have grown. Future transport systems will follow new, inspiring trends like automation, digitalization and customer experience. If your startup offers cutting-edge solutions for future transportation, we would love to talk with you.


We are looking for startups with innovative services for the future transportation. Transport operators expect personalized, integrated and connected solutions that enrich and simplify their everyday tasks. These solutions bring pioneering digital technologies and new business models to the transportation sector that improve the way our clients operate their transport systems. Partner with us to offer new and truly enriching services to our customers.

Industry 4.0

Our factories produce trains (customized trains with series of 20-50 units) and buses (10 bus product families totaling around 2,000 buses per year) including their main components such as vehicle body structures, bogies, electric traction systems, control and communication systems, signalling systems, wheels, axles, gear boxes, etc. We also have a business unit responsible for vehicle refurbishment. In our maintenance depots, we maintain vehicles and their components from light to heavy maintenance including complete overhaul. We aim to adopt cutting-edge startup solutions for challenges arising from operating and connecting our factories and maintenance depots worldwide. New manufacturing systems at an intermediate stage between massive conventional production and highly customized production are also of interest to us.

To become your Venture Client, we expect your startup to fulfill the following basic criteria:

Startup type

Your startup has a scalable business model, based on wholly owned intellectual property. Startups offering consulting or engineering service do not fall within our scope.

Startup stage

Your startup is a legal entity with the majority of shares owned by the individual founders and venture capitalists. No single company controls your startup. Your solution does not have to be tried and tested yet, but you have a functional prototype for testing.

Funding stage

Your startup at least has seed funding from a professional investor. This could be a venture capital investor or an equity-based accelerator.

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