Stadler extends manufacturing capacity in Switzerland

In order to fulfil the orders for double-decker trains, Stadler Rail is extending its manufacturing capacity in Switzerland. To this end, the rolling stock company has leased a workshop in Altenrhein, Thal Municipality. It will assist the company’s location in nearby St. Margrethen.

Stadler Rail has rented a workshop in Altenrhein for a period of 10 years. “Due to the high volume of orders, Stadler needs additional production capacity in Switzerland,” the company stated. Around 320 employees will work at the leased facility. They will be engaged in manufacturing the car bodies of the Kiss double-decker trainsets. The Altenrhein location has an area of 32,000 square metres that are enough for arranging the production process. Another advantage of this facility is its proximity (just a few kilometres) to Stadler’s site in St. Margrethen.

St. Margrethen site

Stadler Rail launched its brand new production location in St. Margrethen Municipality in the canton of St. Gallen. It has a total area of 67,000 square metres. The facility was developed and entered service mainly for manufacturing the double-decker multiple units for the Switzerland and foreign markets. Around 1,400 employees work in St. Margrethen. The facility has a siding to the St. Margrethen railway station. Moreover, the production site was equipped with solar panels. It is worth to note that Stadler Rail has six facilities in Switzerland (except the Altenrhein site but including the St. Margrethen location). The company’s key manufacturing location is situated in Bussnang, the canton of Thurgau, where its headquarter is.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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