Stadler Polska, the Polish subsidiary of Stadler Rail, and Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. are entering into partnership for light rail vehicles. According to a Stadler statement, their cooperation will be inaugurated with a joint offer in Krakow to supply trams. It will be followed by other tram tenders in Poland and other European markets.
“Close cooperation between Stadler and Solaris will enable [the] companies to strengthen their positions on the tram market in Poland and other European countries,” said Peter Spuhler, CEO and owner of Stadler Rail. The product portfolios of both companies complement themselves very well, and both partners will be able to profit from each other by developing new technologies.
According to the statement, Stadler Polska is one of the leading rolling stock producers in Poland. Solaris, a major European bus and trolleybus manufacturer, entered the rail market in 2009.