Stadler operates an assembly plant in Fanipol near Minsk, which supplies the CIS countries with the latest rolling stock. There is great potential for upgrading the rolling stock in the states of the former Soviet Union, and more especially in Russia. The Stadler plant in Fanipol was newly built in 2013 and equipped with the very latest technologies. A workforce of more than 1300 people is employed on 40,000 m2 of production space.
Stadler Minsk produces KISS double-decker trains, FLIRT trains, specially developed for the CIS markets Metelitsa trams and metro broad-gauge trains. The first order processed in Fanipol was the series of four-car and six-car double-decker multiple units for the Russian rail operator Aeroexpress.
It was with the order of double-decker trains for Aeroexpress that the history of KISS rolling stock in the former Soviet territory began, which soon found its continuation in other countries. So, in 2015, within the framework of the international transport, transit and logistics exhibition TransCaspian 2015, Stadler and Azerbaijan Railways signed a contract for the supply of five double-decker KISS trains produced at Stadler Minsk. In 2016 Stadler and OJSC Georgian Railway entered into an agreement for the supply of 4 double-decker trains, that transport passengers between Tbilisi and the Black Sea resort towns of Georgia.
In August 2016, Stadler Minsk and Transport Concession Company (TKK) concluded an agreement for the supply of 23 three-section Metelitsa trams.
In January 2017, the management of the Minsk Metro State Enterprise and Stadler Minsk signed an agreement for the supply of ten metro trains for the city of Minsk: six 4-car and four 5-car trains.
In February 2018, Stadler received a contract for the production and supply of 12 Metelitsa trams for the Cochabamba Metropolitan Train project.
On January 18, 2019, the Belarusian Railway signed a contract with Stadler for the delivery of 10 FLIRT electric trains for inter-regional business-class lines.