The tender that ended last Friday was won by Stadler Hungary Railway Maintenance Ltd, which is a subsidiary within the group responsible for the maintenance of Stadler trains in Hungary. According to the contract, the company located in Pusztaszabolcs will take care of the preventive maintenance of Talent trains until 2017. According to the plans, the parties are going to sign the contract in August, under the terms of which Stadler will start the activity on 1 October 2011. The winning of the tender is a milestone for Stadler, as it is the first time for the group to win the maintenance of a product made by different manufacturer.
Stadler is going to provide the preventive maintenance services for the Talent trains in its state-of-the-art facility in Pusztaszabolcs. Stadler has extensive experiences in the field of rail vehicle maintenance, as the company has provided the overall maintenance for MÁV’s 60 FLIRT trains since 2007. The 60 FLIRT, for the delivery of which Stadler won a tender in Hungary in 2005, have become the largest fleet in the modern history of the Hungarian railway company. The winning of this procurement is also a milestone for Stadler, as this is the first time in the history of the company to win the regular maintenance of a product that had not been produced by the group.
Zoltán Dunai, country manager of Stadler in Hungary in relation with the tender result said: “The objective of the tender issuer with the procurement was to select a contractor, which is able to fulfil the maintenance of Talent trains cost effectively on a high quality level. We are confident that we are able to fulfil this request, and do our utmost to provide the service of same quality just as for our own product, which operate with a very high availability of 94% on the Hungarian rail lines.”
Also in Hungary today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Budapest.
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