New trains for Berlin's S-Bahn
Stadler Rail Group, a systems supplier of customer-specific solutions for rail vehicle construction, is headquartered in Bussnang, Switzerland, and has locations in Switzerland (Altenrhein, Bussnang, Winterthur and Biel), Germany (Berlin-Pankow, Berlin-Reinickendorf and Velten), Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Algeria and the U.S. The Group has around 6,000 employees. The most prominent vehicle families produced by the Stadler Rail Group are the GTW articulated railcar (600 trains sold), the RS1 Regio Shuttle (497 trains sold), the FLIRT (1,128 trains sold), the double-decker, multiple-unit train KISS (216 trains sold), and the EC 250 high-speed train (29 sold trains) in the main-line segment, and the Variobahn (407 sold vehicles) and Tango (159 sold vehicles) in the tram segment. The commuter transport segment is supplemented by the Metro (13+24 sold vehicles). Stadler also produces meter-gauge rail vehicles, passenger coaches and locomotives, and is the world's leading manufacturer of rack-and-pinion railway vehicles. In addition, Stadler Rail Service maintains 15 rail vehicle fleets comprising over 300 vehicles operating 60 million kilometers a year.