Our customers and their passengers deserve trains that offer reliable operation and comfortable travel. The vehicles we produce as an international rail vehicle manufacturer are a smart investment, and are tailored to our customers’ requirements.

We are constantly improving the performance and efficiency of our trains using state-of-the-art technologies. Our partners can count on over 7000 Stadler employees who are committed to providing maximum precision and first-class service every day.

These Swiss values have shaped and fostered our outstanding reputation. We put reliability, flexibility and innovation into practice at 11 locations in Europe, Africa, Australia and the United States – and have done so since 1942.

Why choose Stadler?

Stadler builds trains with customers in mind. We listen to our customers and work with them to design and build the ideal vehicle. For us, each project is a personal challenge.

  • Cutting-edge technology

    Our technology is state of the art. We are continuously moving forward and developing further in order to get the perfect vehicle for our customers on the tracks.

  • Efficiency

    We focus on high availability, low maintenance, energy efficiency and low life-cycle costs. That is how we can offer our customers the most economical solutions – at all eleven locations.

  • Partnership

    From our first interaction to delivery and beyond, we support our customers as a powerful partner. Our many long-term business relationships attest to the positive, productive and economical experience of working together with us.

  • Reliability

    You can count on us. As an experienced expert partner, we provide top quality on time under the agreed terms and conditions. Meeting deadlines – even tight ones – is one of Stadler’s trademarks.

  • Flexibility

    There is no such thing as “can’t”: our engineers and designers listen to our customers’ needs, and make the impossible possible. The result? One-of-a-kind vehicles.

  • Independence

    Stadler is owned almost 100 percent by the family and its employees. The RAG-Stiftung foundation holds five percent. Because the company has maintained its independence, our customers benefit from fast, direct decision-making processes.

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Stadler has an unusual history. It is a success story that started almost 75 years ago, and one which we are still writing today, and which we will continue to write in the future.

  • 2016

    At InnoTrans 2016 Stadler presents a five-car version of the new EC250/Giruno after only 23 months of construction. Stadler is one of the biggest exhibitors in the field of passenger transportation.

  • 2015

    Stadler acquires Vossloh’s locomotive business in Valencia, Spain. At the same time, Stadler Australia is founded, and Stadler celebrates another milestone – its first location in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • 2013

    Stadler acquires Voith Rail Services in the Netherlands and founds Stadler Netherlands.

  • 2012

    Stadler Minsk is founded, and Belarus is added to the list of countries with a Stadler location.

  • 2011

    In Germany, the location in Berlin-Reinickendorf opens.

  • 2010

    Production of the first KISS double-decker multiple-unit train starts in Altenrhein. The Erlen (Thurgau) commissioning centre is inaugurated that same year.

  • 2009

    The company’s successful expansion into Eastern Europe continues with the founding of Stadler Praha.

  • 2008

    Stadler founds its first subsidiary outside of Europe – Stadler Algérie in Algeria.

  • 2006

    Poland now also appears on the map of Stadler’s world. Stadler Polska is founded in Siedlce.

  • 2005

    Stadler takes over Winpro AG, one of the most important acquisitions in the company’s history, and founds Stadler Winterthur as a result. Stadler Trains Magyarország Kft. is founded in Budapest that same year.

  • 2004

    Grand opening of Assembly hall 3 in Bussnang.

  • 2002

    For 60 - year anniversary , the service center Velten opens his doors

  • 2001

    Just a year after Stadler Pankow GmbH is founded, the company acquires 100 percent interest in it. At the same time, a new assembly hall and office space are added to the headquarters.

  • 2000

    Stadler Pankow GmbH is founded as a result of a joint venture with Adtranz, laying the groundwork for international expansion.

  • 1998

    Stadler takes over the rack-and-pinion segment from Sulzer AG’s former Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM).

  • 1997

    Stadler takes over Schindler Waggon’s plant in Altenrhein and founds Stadler Altenrhein.

  • 1995

    The GTW 2/6 is officially presented, and the first trial runs are held the following year.

  • 1989

    Peter Spuhler borrows CHF 5 million from the Thurgauer Kantonalbank and buys the company with just 18 employees. He lays the foundation for successful business development with the first modular rail vehicle.

  • 1984

    Stadler produces its first passenger vehicles. Its core business is custom manufacturing for Swiss private railway companies.

  • 1976

    A public limited company is founded, and the company is now known as Stadler Fahrzeuge AG.

  • 1962

    Ernst Stadler moves to Bussnang (Thurgau) and builds the first assembly hall.

  • 1945

    After moving to Wädenswil, the company changes its name to Elektro-Fahrzeuge Stadler and starts producing battery- and diesel-powered locomotives.

  • 1942

    In 1942, Ernst Stadler founds the Ingenieurbüro Stadler engineering office in Zurich.


With an effective Board of Directors and highly dedicated Group Executive Board, we set our course for successful work on behalf of our customers every day.