Talgo to build a manufacturing base in Scotland

Talgo, Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland signed a framework agreement for the establishment a manufacturing base in Longannet, Fife, in Scotland. This is part of the arrangements to ensure that Talgo UK will be ready to deliver contracts that Talgo is currently bidding for as well as for the future bids.
“We are committed to Scotland in our bid process. The milestone marks a new phase in an excellent relationship with’ team Scotland,” Talgo President, Carlos de Palacio y Oriol, said.
The framework agreement sets out the specific commitments of each side to ensure that the proposed multi – million – pound factory is prepared and completed according to the agreed specifications.
“This framework agreement is another significant milestone in our work with Talgo, to achieve its ambition of establishing a world-class high value manufacturing facility at Longannet. Scottish Enterprise and our partners are incredibly excited by Talgo’s plans for Longannet, which would deliver 1,000 direct jobs and a host of supply chain opportunities for companies in Scotland,” Executive Director, Scottish Enterprise, Paul Lewis, said.
A key part of Talgo UK’s strategy is ‘knowledge transfer’, building UK domestic capacity for research and development.
An innovation hub is also planned in Chesterfield that will act as a focal point for company’s R&D activities, bringing together networks of engineering excellence, and creating new opportunities throughout the UK.
In 2017, Talgo President has unveiled company’s industrial plan for the UK stating that would include the construction of a plant and the creation of a local supply chain.

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