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 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.

  • 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.

  • 2017

    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.

  • 2016

    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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