October 26, 2016 4:48 AM ET


Company Overview of Stadler Rail AG

Company Overview

Stadler Rail AG designs and manufactures rail vehicles. Its products include suburban and regional transport trains, light rail vehicles, trams, high-speed and intercity trains, city transport vehicles, locomotives, passenger trains, and tailor-made vehicles. Stadler Rail AG was formerly known as Stadler Vehicles AG. The company was founded in 1942 and is based in Bussnang, Switzerland. It has locations in Europe, Africa, Australia, the United States, and internationally.

Ernst-Stadler-Strasse 1

Bussnang,  9565


Founded in 1942


41 71 626 21 20


41 71 626 20 21

Key Executives for Stadler Rail AG

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Group Chief Executive Officer, President, Member of the Group Executive Board
Age: 57
Group Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Board
Executive Vice President of Service and Member of the Group Executive Board
Executive Vice President of Central & Eastern Europe and Member of the Group Executive Board
Executive Vice President of Components and Member of the Group Executive Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Stadler Rail AG Key Developments

Stadler Wins Contract for 16 Double-Decker Trains by Caltrain

Stadler has been awarded the contract to design and manufacture 16 six-car KISS double-decker electric multiple-unit trains for Caltrain in the Unites States. The contract, with an option for an additional 96 cars, has a total value of USD 551 million. It is the first time that Stadler sells lightweight double-decker trains to the United States. With this contract Stadler KISS trains will be running in nine different countries. The contract for Caltrain marks the seventh, and by far the biggest success in the United States for Stadler. On August 15, 2016, the contract for 16 double-decker electric multiple-unit trains (EMU) of the KISS type was signed in San Mateo, California, by Jim Hartnett, CEO of the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) and Peter Spuhler, Owner and Group CEO of Stadler. The contract between Caltrain and Stadler US Inc., includes 16 six-car double-decker EMUs measuring 515 feet and 3 inches (157.1 meters) in length. The contract value amounts to USD 551 million and includes an option for 96 additional cars with a value of USD 385 million. The new trains will connect San Francisco with San Jose in the Silicon Valley. Double-decker EMUs, with their high performance and passenger capacity, will help to provide a better service to the rapidly growing ridership by allowing Caltrain to offer faster and more frequent connections. The replacement of the existing heavy-steel-construction diesel fleet with art lightweight aluminium EMUs will also significantly decrease greenhouse-gas and noise emissions. The trains meet FRA Alternative Compliance requirements for operating in mixed traffic, which results in a high level of passive safety. Specific Stadler-designed trucks have built-in air suspension to allow smooth running with exceptionally low vibration and noise levels. The standard-gauge trains have a maximum operating speed of 110 mph (177 km/h). The six-car trains are extendable to seven-car or eight-car units, providing the same swift performance with significantly increased transport capacity. The first Stadler double-decker train in the United States will be handed over in August 2019 and will go into operation in 2020 after conditional acceptance and type testing.

Arriva Netherlands Signs 15-Year Maintenance Contract with Stadler

Arriva Netherlands has signed a 15-year maintenance contract with Stadler who will manage the servicing and maintenance of 36 new trains for Arriva’s high-profile Limburg contract. Arriva will begin operating the Limburg bus and rail contract from 11 December for 15 years.

Stadler Seeks Acquisitions

Stadler Rail AG plans to invest €4-5 million in the plant in Fanipol in 2016.

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