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Stadler completes train-body plant in Hungary

Swiss rolling-stock manufacturer Stadler has completed a EUR 30m train-body plant in Szolnok (C Hungary), Stadler Rail Group CEO Peter Spuhler announced at a press conference.

Spuhler said that Stadler plans to launch operations at the plant in March, adding that the company will employ 100 workers at the new production facility by the end of the year and 200 workers by the end of 2010.

Stadler's Hungarian unit, Stadler Szolnok Kft, will make 200 aluminum train bodies at the plant per year once it begins full production.

Preparations have already begun for the second phase of the Szolnok investment, a €15 million assembly plant. Stadler may implement the investment in a partnership with the local maintenance unit of state-owned railway company MÁV. (MTI – Econews)