Gibela was established as a consortium between Alstom, Ubumbano Rail and New Africa Rail. Global is manufacturing the ceiling modules, luggage racks, partition wall doors and HV boxes for the new Prasa Passenger trains.
South Africa’s passenger train project is worth about R49.8 billion, one of the largest government deals in Africa. Gibela will build 3600 new train cars over the next 10 years, to help overhaul South Africa’s outdated rail network. The first batch of trains was delivered during 2015.