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As Stadler Rail tried the Chinese repel

respect the Chinese competitors, must be large. Equal to three times the Stadler Rail mentioned in a message to a large order the company CRRC. The Chinese state-owned company China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, the largest rail vehicle manufacturer in the world. To get the order of the Austrian Western railway against the Chinese, attacked Chairman of the Board, Peter Spuhler, in a trick box with a lot of money in it.

Behind the financing of the new trains Spuhler personally. On the Austrian Train Finance AG, he allows the Deal. The company, which was only recently entered into the commercial register, intends to, "according to the Foundation, according to a yet-to-create inventory list of 15 six-car Kiss double-Decker multiple-unit trains, including spare parts for the price of a maximum of 300 million euros to take over," as it's called in the corporate purpose. You continue to give in to a lease to the Western railway. "Fair market conditions", as Stadler writes in a message.

arrived In Europe

Interestingly, the Western railway in the run-up to the new contract, the existing Stadler has sold trains to the German railway. With the idea to replace them with new vehicles. For this job had also been advertised on the CRRC. Orders for the group in Europe are still scarce. Only to Deutsche Bahn, the Chinese were able to sell so far locomotives. However, CRRC has now a foothold in Europe. At the end of August it became known that CRRC buys the locomotive division of the German company Vossloh. Thus, the Chinese are directly in the German market in.

For Peter Spuhler is apparently not a big Problem, as he explained at the time, the "St. Galler Tagblatt". "We take CRRC seriously, but our main rivals remain Alstom, Bombardier, CAF and Siemens," said Spuhler. He mentioned, however, that CRRC reached on Vossloh's purchase of the Know-how about the complex approval processes in Europe.

however, it is also CRRC has the means to be in the medium term in the lucrative European market, an important Player. That Stadler is represented now by myself on several occasions that it has set itself against the Chinese is an indication of how you look at CRRC, but as competitors.

It is not the first Time that Peter Spuhler secures its own Holding orders for Stadler. For example, the financing of a contract in the amount of 96 million euros to the state railway of Estonia. Also in Sweden, Spuhler made this detour in order to sell his trains. The Background is an order of a Swedish private train about 90 million Swiss francs.

The Austrian Western railway handle Spuhler also under the arms. As the "Sunday newspaper" made public, he came to the company already for two contracts at the Finance counter.

locomotives for Austrian?

The relations to Western railway, whose Chairman of the Board of the former SBB CEO Benedikt Weibel, and the Westbahn founder Hans Peter Haselsteiner could be Spuhler continue to be of Use. Recently, Haselsteiner announced that he will be with the newly established freight rail in freight transport is active.

The locomotives for the new company to be leased. And Peter Spuhler has been able to be on the European Loc Pool AG access to such locomotives that the company leased. There it is on the question of whether you stand with the freight train in the negotiations: "the European Loc Pool is with various companies in negotiating, among other things, also in Austria." A denial would have had a different tone.

Created: 31.10.2019, 22:38 PM

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