CAF, a century of progress and success

Since its foundation more than 100 years ago, CAF has been noted for its capacity to innovate and to tailor its products to meet the needs of each and every customer.


Civity UK for First Group and Arriva UK

Ir a al año 2013
Civity UK for First Group and Arriva UK
Fully automated metros for Helsinki and Santiago de Chile


Fully automated metros for Helsinki and Santiago de Chile

Go to year 2011


The launch of OARIS, the 350 km/h High Speed Train

Go to year 2009
The OARIS high speed train


The launch of URBOS the catenary-free tram

Suburban train exterior in Mexico


The first concession for CAF: the construction of the Suburban Railway System of Mexico

Go to year 2006


The first train fitted with CAF traction equipment


Production and delivery of the first variable-gauge dual-voltage High-Speed train


Inauguration of the Integrated Technology Centre for Rolling Stock

Go to year 1996-2000

1996 -2000

International consolidation of the Company

Go to year 1980-1996

1980 -1996

Reorganisation and revamping of the factories

Go to year 1971-1973
Plaque commemorating birth of CAF. Text engraved on the plaque: Compañía Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, 1943, Beasain

1971 -1973

Construction of a new factory in Zaragoza

Go to year 1917
Old freight wagon made by CAF


Incorporation of the "Compañía Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A." with registered offices at Beasain. Core activity: the manufacture of freight wagons

Go to year 1897
Old train wagon made by CAF


Zaragoza: Incorporation of "Carde y Escoriaza". The first tram manufactured in Zaragoza.


Beasain: Former ironworks, reconverted into industrial workshops for wagon repair and assembly.