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InnoTrans: Stadler and Solaris form light rail partnership

22 September 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Stadler and bus and tram manufacturer Solaris have launched a light rail partnership which will see it bid for contracts in Poland and other European markets.

Stadler and Solaris form light rail partnership

The Stadler Polska and Solaris strategic light rail partnership will bid for contracts in European markets. Peter Stadler has already confirmed that the consortium will put forward a joint bid for a light rail contract in Krakow.

“Close cooperation between Stadler and Solaris will enable companies to strengthen their positions on the tram market in Poland and other European countries”

Speaking at InnoTrans 2016, Peter Spuhler, CEO and owner of Stadler said: “Close cooperation between Stadler and Solaris will enable companies to strengthen their positions on the tram market in Poland and other European countries. Product portfolios of both companies are complementing themselves very well. We will be able to profit from one another also in our technology development. Therefore I am very pleased with the cooperation with Solaris”

Solange Olszewska, owner of Solaris Bus & Coach added: “We aim to still grow our activities in the light rail market and therefore we searched for a renowned strategic partner for the further development of our products and facilities in the Poznań area and also to utilize our excellent market contacts and even grow our engineering and car body manufacturing competence. For such cooperation there is no better partner than Stadler, which is a globally-recognized Swiss brand. What is more, Stadler vehicles are well-known in Poland”

Solaris has confirmed that the move will not impact on its activities within the bus and trolleybus market, which will remain as an independent operation.

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