Seen with the Stadler delegation: the Swiss want to open a factory in Serbia PHOTO – Business & Economy
The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, met the delegation of the Swiss company Stadler this evening.
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The company is interested in new projects in Serbia, as well as opening a transformer factory in our country.
Vui met at Geozavod with the Stadler delegation headed by company owner Peter Spuhler, with whom the memorandum between Stadler and the Serbian government was signed by Construction Minister Tomislav Momirovi.
The memorandum envisages significant financial assistance from Stadler to the railway museum, and is intended for the development and promotion of the museum.
Stadler, one of the world leaders in the production of railway vehicles, from which Serbia will purchase three high-speed trains, is also interested in opening a transformer factory in Serbia, as well as in long-term strategic cooperation in terms of selling trains to our country.
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In addition, the topic of conversation was the potential placement of their products in Serbia and countries in the region, and they also discussed the possibility of Stadler opening a vehicle factory in Serbia. The meeting was also attended by the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabi, the Minister of Finance, Sinia Mali, as well as the former German Chancellor, Gerhard Schrder, a friend of Peter Spuhler.
At Geozavod, guests from Switzerland were introduced to Serbia as an investment destination.
Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Momirovi made a presentation on the development directions of the Serbian railway and the potential for cooperation with the Stadler company.
“Stadler’s first fast train arrives in five months, it will increase to 200 per hour”
Also, during the meeting with the Stadler delegation, the Belgrade Waterfront project was presented. Besides Peter Spuhler, the Stadler delegation also includes his son Lukas Spuhler, who is actively involved in the company’s ongoing operations and projects, eljko Davidovi, Stadler’s sales manager for Central and South Eastern Europe, a Serbian from Mrkonji Grad, and Ansgar Brockmeyer, in charge of sales and marketing and deputy managing director Stadler, as well as the Swiss ambassador in Belgrade Urs Schmid.
Spuhler, representing his company, said they had a very short deadline to deliver three double-decker high speed trains to Serbia, that it was a very difficult job for them, but he promised that everything would be finished correctly and on time.
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He also confirmed that the company is looking for a location to build a new transformer factory. It was announced earlier that Stadler will deliver the first fast train to Serbia by the end of October, and the second and third by the end of the year. The purchase of three high-speed trains from Stadler by tender amounts to 62 million euros.
“From Belgrade to Novi Sad for lunch, in half an hour and 1,000 dinars or less”
“This is confirmation of Serbia’s financial success. I would like Mr. Peter Spuhler to build this first transformer factory, and God willing, the next one too,” said Davidovi. Minister Momirovi said during the presentation that Serbia wants to connect the whole region with transport infrastructure development projects and that big investments have started, the most important of which in railways is the construction of a high-speed railway from Belgrade to Budapest via Serbia via Novi Sad to be ready by the end of this year.
On this occasion, the minister told Tanjug that it was a great day for the Serbian railways and economy, as Stadler expressed his interest in opening two factories in Serbia.
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“We have purchased three Stadler train sets, which are the best trains that exist in Europe, and they will arrive in Serbia by the end of the year, and in February they will be used commercially on a route from Belgrade to Novi Sad, “Momirovic said, recalling that these trains will go at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour. He added that the people of Stadler recognize the potential of Serbia and that is why they came to Belgrade today.
“They have expressed interest in opening two factories here, one is a train and rolling stock factory. We will definitely need more trains in the years to come,” Momirovic said.
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He said that after loading Serbian Railways from 2014 to 2019, 48 new train compositions were purchased and three high-speed trains are currently being purchased. The minister added that the countries of the region will have to follow us regarding the development of the railway, as well as the Serbian railways will in a short time resemble, on the one hand, the French and Austrian railways. .
Momirovic said the entire Bar Railway in Serbia will be renovated.
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Earlier, President Vui said he could barely wait for the release of the high-speed railway from Belgrade to Novi Sad, which will take place at the end of February, and board the high-speed train that Serbia has bought. to the Swiss company Stadler. .
Vui said the railway would be completed even before that, but a driving test would be conducted after the work was completed.
As a reminder, in 2014, Serbia bought 21 electric trains for Serbian Stadler Railways, which were used on regional railways.