On May 7, 2021, JSC Ukrzaliznytsia and the Swiss company Stadler CIS AG inked a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation.
"Today, after another round of talks with the President's Office, the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, JSC Ukrzaliznytsia and one of the world leaders in the production of rolling stock - Stadler CIS AG - signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation", Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleg Uruskyi noted.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, this event was preceded by joint fruitful work of the Ukrainian and Swiss sides. Representatives of Stadler CIS AG got acquainted with the production capabilities and professional level of staff of Ukrainian enterprises and expressed readiness to organize cooperation and transfer of modern technologies.
Oleg Uruskyi emphasized: "The memorandum allows to ensure the gradual replacement of the obsolete part of the general fund of rolling stock involved in rail passenger transport in Ukraine and to meet the need to establish localized production of modern rolling stock. I hope that modern European production will appear in Ukraine!".
The Deputy Prime Minister expressed hope that the Ukrainian Railways will soon receive the first new Swiss trains produced in Ukraine.
"The first new Swiss trains made in Ukraine will shortly appear. I hope that the terrible situation existing today with the rolling stock on the domestic railway, especially with suburban trains and trams, will be a thing of the past", Oleh Uruskyi underscored.
The Memorandum was signed by acting Chairman of the Board of JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" Ivan Yurik, acting Member of the Management Board and Head of Passenger Company at JSC Ukrzaliznytsia Olexandr Pertsovskyi, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Group CEO Peter Spuhler and General Director of Stadler CIS AG Alexander Luft. On behalf of the Government of Ukraine, the Memorandum was signed by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleg Uruskyi and First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Dmytro Abramovich.