Stadler builds trains which are tailored to meet the needs of customers. Our trains are reliable and safe, with optimum comfort for the passengers' travels. We are constantly improving the performance and efficiency of our trains using state-of-the-art technologies. Our partners can count on a skilled workforce 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 – and have done so since 1942.

Why 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

    Stadler never stands still. We are continuously moving forward and developing further in order to get the perfect vehicle for our customers on the tracks.

  • Efficiency

    Stadler stands for productivity thanks to high availability, low maintenance, energy efficiency and low life-cycle costs.

  • 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.

  • Responsibility

    Stadler is aware of the responsibility that the company bears towards its numerous stakeholders, society and the environment. We are therefore constantly striving to anchor sustainability into our company and to structure our daily activities accordingly.

  • Reliability

    You can count on us. As an experienced expert partner, we provide top quality on time under the agreed terms and conditions.

  • Flexibility

    At Stadler, there is no such thing as no can do. our engineers and designers listen to our customers’ needs, and make the impossible possible.


Stadler is present at 15 production and component locations as well as over 80 service locations.

  • 2022

    The new Waldenburg railway went into operation. As well as supplying ten TRAMLINK vehicles, Stadler was able to put its CBTC solution to use in Switzerland for the first time.

  • 2022

    Stadler helped Rhaetian Railway (RhB) to set the world record for the longest passenger train in the world. 25 Capricorn multiple units from Stadler formed a 1.9-kilometre-long composition.

  • 2022

    Appenzeller Bahnen ordered a new rack-and-pinion rail vehicle from Stadler. The contract included equipping the vehicle with Stadler’s CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) solution, making the new train on the Rheineck–Walzenhausen line the world’s first fully automated overland adhesion/rack-and-pinion rail vehicle.

  • 2022

    At InnoTrans, Stadler presented seven world premieres with innovative and sustainable drive solutions in rail transport: These include the hydrogen multiple unit FLIRT H2 for American passenger transport, the record train FLIRT Akku, the strongest hybrid locomotive EURO9000 in Europe and the next-generation TINA tram.

  • 2022

    Stadler celebrated its 80th anniversary and opened the doors to its new plant in St. Margrethen for the first time. More than 25,000 visitors obtained a glimpse behind the scenes of the most modern production facility for rail vehicles in Europe.

  • 2022

    Stadler won the largest tender in Swiss railway history: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Thurbo, RegionAlps and Stadler signed a framework agreement for up to 510 FLIRT trains. The initial call-off order was for 286 vehicles.

  • 2022

    Six transport companies from Germany and Austria placed a joint order for up to 504 CITYLINK vehicles as part of the “VDV Tram-Train” project. In addition to the initial order for 246 vehicles, the framework agreement also includes a maintenance contract lasting up to 32 years – the largest service contract in Stadler’s history.

  • 2022

    Following the acquisition of two signalling companies, Stadler will concentrate its signalling portfolio in a separate division as of 2022. This will allow Stadler to offer signalling solutions from a single source both on the vehicle and on the infrastructure side.

  • 2021

    The FLIRT Akku model entered the Guinness Book of Records. The battery-operated train runs in battery-only mode on the route from Gesundbrunnen to Warnemünde in Berlin. It has a range of 224 kilometres, even in sub-zero temperatures and snowfall – a world record.

  • 2021

    First order from New Zealand: the national railway operator KiwiRail ordered 57 mainline locomotives from Stadler. The new locomotives will be used in freight and passenger services on the South Island.

  • 2021

    A milestone for the digitalisation of rail operations was reached: Deutsche Bahn and Stadler developed the first virtual image of a complete train. This “digital twin” processes data from the actual vehicle in real time, making it possible to prevent malfunctions or the failure of a train.

  • 2021

    A FLIRT vehicle from Stadler crossed the Arctic Circle for the first time during test journeys for the Norwegian rail operator Norske Tog.

  • 2020

    Stadler’s GUARDIA ETCS automatic train protection system is approved for operation for the first time. The FLIRT trains equipped with GUARDIA for the operator Koleje Mazowieckie (KM) will run in the Polish region of Mazovia.

  • 2020

    After two years of construction, the new production plant in St. Margrethen is ready for occupancy. The new location will extend the company’s expertise in the area of double-decker multiple units. In addition to approximately 35,000 m2 of production and storage space, the plant provides 5,000 m2 of office space.

  • 2020

    Stadler emerges as the winner of the largest tender ever issued by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe in order to supply up to 1,500 underground cars for use in the German capital’s underground network.

  • 2020

    Stadler is awarded a contract for its new tram family for the first time: HEAG mobilo, the Darmstadt tram operator, orders 14 low-floor TINA trams.

  • 2019

    Two milestones in the field of alternative drive systems: Stadler builds the first hydrogen-powered FLIRT for the American company SBCTA and signs a contract for the first time with the German company NAH.SH for the delivery of 55 FLIRT Akku.

  • 2019

    After 18 months of construction, Stadler opens its new site in Salt Lake City on 13 May in the presence of the Governor of Utah.

  • 2019

    On 12 April Stadler celebrates its successful IPO on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

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    On 18 May SBB are in Bussnang, as Stadler celebrates the roll-out of the Giruno low-floor high-speed multiple unit train with Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, in attendance as the guest of honour.

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    After only 23 month of engineering and manufacture Stadler presents the Giruno at the Innotrans fair in Berlin. Stadler is one of the biggest exhibitors in the segment 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. Stadler receives the first order for KISS double-deck trains from SBB.
  • 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 The first FLIRT starts operational service for SBB.
  • 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.
  • 1945 Stadler starts producing battery- and diesel-powered locomotives.
  • 1942 In 1942, Ernst Stadler founds the Ingenieurbüro Stadler engineering office in Zurich.


Stadler is present at seven production, five components and several service locations.

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2024/09/24 - 09/27

InnoTrans 2024

Date: 24 - 27 September 2024
Location:                                 Exhibition centre Berlin, Germany
Booth.: Hall 2.2, stand 230
Further information: InnoTrans