the Stadler Rail AG (also Stadler Rail Group) is in Bussnang in Switzerland of resident manufacturers of rail-mounted vehicles, with emphasis on one-off productions, small series and motor coaches. The Stadler Rail specialized in niche products belonged to the latter manufacturer inside of rack railway vehicles in Europe and is in the meantime actually the Stammlieferantin of all Swiss private railway companies. The six subsidiary companies, with six production, form the backbone of the exempt private company assembly and maintenance locations in Switzerland and in Germany.
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1942 created Ernst Stadler in Zurich the engineer's office Stadler and reequipped in the war years road and small rail-mounted vehicles on Akkubetrieb. The enterprise pulled 1945 after Wädenswil and built there as electric vehicles Ernst Stadler first small Akku, electrical and Diesel tractors (Rangierlokomotiven). However the enterprise had to already announce 1951 bankruptcy.
Afterwards Ernst Stadler began again and worked for the different clients in their respective workshops, until he referred a small workshop again in Zurich. it pulled larger workshop to 1962 after Bussnang where it build had finally let. In the following years Stadler shifted also the official registered place of business after Bussnang and converted the company into a corporation, which called itself starting from 1974 Stadler vehicles AG.
The death of Ernst Stadler in the year 1981 was a first cut for the company, whose shares were in the family estate. Irma Stadler, the widow of the firm founder took over the enterprise and resumed it. 1984 first times also person vehicles were built, whereby special preparations for Swiss private railway companies formed an emphasis.
The second cut followed 1989, when Irma Stadler the enterprise a young acquaintance, Peter Spuhler offered professional ice hockey player to who. With a staff of scarcely two dozen of persons one developed a modular developed rail-mounted vehicle, whose parts were together-bought with different offerers and installed in Bussnang. From this concept 1995 the first, not particularly aesthetic, but appropriate steering rubbing car ( GTW) developed.
With increasing demand for the GTW also the staff was gradually increased and the enterprise was converted. From Schindler railroad car (SWG) one finally transferred a majority of the work old person Rhine to the Sanktgaller municipality Thal and created the Stadler old person Rhine AG. Since the Schindler work, whatever covered the swallowed flight and vehicle works old person Rhine (FFA ) in parts , which was because of the airfield old person Rhine, than the location Bussnang was clearly larger, with the assumption parts of the work were paged out and a part of the area was subleased (industrial estate old person Rhine, often industrial estate Stadler mentioned).
The purchase of old person Rhine initiated an unexpected expansion course, which was based on the purchase of slowly away-dying works and production departments. For this from Stadler of vehicles the new family getting thing Stadler Rail AG and the work Bussnang was paged out formally into the Stadler Bussnang AG. 1998 were taken over the rack railway range of the former SLM von Sulzer. The Adtranz work Pankow was paged out 2000 into the Stadler Pankow GmbH, in which Stadler in the context of a joint venture to 50% took part. Due to trust-legal editions in connection with the assumption through bombard Transportation, finally sold to 2001 Adtranz the entire work and two vehicle families at Stadler.
Meanwhile in Bussnang 2001 the new was opened, modern assembly workshop 2, which resounds first from the year 1962 replace to a large extent should. In the context of the modernization also the registered place of business received an office building more up-to-date. Both the rising quantity of orders and ever longer becoming vehicles required a further development, which was locked with the inauguration of the assembly workshop 3 in the year 2004.
The foundry Swiss Metal Casting AG in Biel, gone in the autumn 2004 into bankruptcy, was taken over for internal requirement immediately by Stadler and produced as Stadler cast steel AG further. Only few weeks later the gradual assumption of the former PFA pastures was agreed upon, for which beginning 2005 the Stadler pastures GmbH was created.
One of the most important and eight years before buy to go with have Stadler undenkbarsten to 7. September 2005 in Winterthur finally. The purchase that vienna pro AG, in which one was involved with 40% before already, brings the remainders of the steeped in tradition SLM under the roof of Stadler Rail.
important product series
- GTW - to steering rubbing car
- RegioShuttle RS1 ex Adtranz
- Stadler FLIRT - of speedy more easily innovative regional impulse course for rapid-transit railways; Type of basis SBB RABe 523
- SPARROW - narrow trace panorama impulse course for Swiss central course
- Variobahn ex Adtranz
of the steering rubbing cars GTW is built since 1995. It is existed the first product built by Stadler in series and due to the modular structure in innumerable variants. The product is exported into many countries and manufactured partly even under license (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, the USA).
The SPARROW is a larger series of Triebzügen for the schmalspurige central course and stands in the “vehicle evolution” between the GTW and FLIRTS. Obvious difference is the absence of the drive module usual with the GTW, which with SPARROW is integrated in a new Mittelwagen.
To that FLIRT is first of reason on again developed vehicle family since the GTW. Further proven components from the newest GTW generation begun, completely again against it is the employment, inflexible Yak-generic term rotary stands always avoided by in Swiss construction of vehicles, which permit no more course separation. The drive modules are with FLIRT behind the flight compartments and bring the delicate Triebzug on speed 160, which in Swiss express train traffic the usual maximum speed is. Beside the SBB, for which the Triebzug was particularly developed, FLIRTS after one year already customer in Germany, Hungary and Algeria finds.
- Bussnang (CH); Parent plant since 1962
- Stadler Bussnang AG
- old person Rhine (CH); 1997 of Schindler taken over
- Stadler old person Rhine AG
- Berlin Pankow (D); 2000/2001 taken over of Adtranz
- Stadler Pankow GmbH
- Biel/Bienne (CH); 2004 from bankruptcy taken over
- Stadler cast steel AG
- pastures (Upper Palatinate (D)); ex PFA, starting from 4. January 2005 for the time being rented
- Stadler pastures GmbH
- Winterthur (CH); ex vienna pro AG (ex SLM) to 7. September 2005 taken over
- Stadler Winterthur AG