Stadler’s board of directors decided to double the capacity of the competence center established for the revision of railway bogies located in Szolnok, Hungary. The annual revision capacity will increase from the current 250 bogies to 500, under a EUR 30 million investment plan which will be implemented in two phases.
The first phase of the construction works will start in April and last until the 3rd quarter of 2018, within the frames of which a total area of 8,000 m2 will be built for revision works and supporting office activities. The second phase will target the construction of a 20,000-square meter storage hall, which is to be used jointly by the bogie revision center, and Stadler’s car body factory operating also in Szolnok.
The competence center for the revision of railway bogies started operation in 2013 in the premises of the group’s car body factory in Szolnok. In the past 5 years the plant finished the revision of over 1000 railway bogies, and provided substantial support in the assembly of new bogies for local orders from Hungary too.