Swiss passenger railroad car maker to open production site in Kazakhstan


Stadler Rail AG, a prominent producer of railway cars from Switzerland, is going to produce passenger wagons in Kazakhstan.

On Wednesday, Peter Spuhler, CEO of Stadler Rail AG, met with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to discuss the future launch of railway car production on Kazakhstan’s soil. According to Spuhler, the company is going to bring its technology to Kazakhstan’s railway car building plant. It is expected that about 35% of the entire production process will be implemented locally.

Stadler has already signed a contract with Kazakhstan Railways. Once the production is started, the Swiss manufacturer will supply cars and maintenance services to the national railway company. Moreover, Kazakhstani-made railway cars will be exported abroad as well.

The Swiss producer also promised that the company will share with the country its technical expertise and knowledge. For instance, Stadler Rail AG is going to open a training center for young Kazakhstanis and build close relations with colleges and universities in Kazakhstan.

The company is going to complete the modernization of the production site and its equipment over the period from 2023 to 2030. During this period, Stadler must produce 537 passenger cars for Kazakhstan Railways.

Stadler is a Swiss producer of railway cars. The company was established in 1942. Its cars are widely used in 45 countries.

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