CRRC partners with Acemil Partners to start rolling stock production in Hungary

CRRC partners with Acemil Partners to start rolling stock production in Hungary
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The collaboration involves the procurement of locomotives and setting up shared production capacities in Hungary.


As several Hungarian media report, Acemil Zrt. has formalized a cooperation agreement with CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. Ltd., a major Chinese manufacturer of locomotives and rail vehicles. This collaboration is set to revive the production of railway vehicles in Hungary.

Acemil Zrt., in its statement, detailed the scope of the agreement with CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive. The collaboration involves the procurement of locomotives and setting up shared production capacities in Hungary. Furthermore, the deal includes the establishment of four joint centers dedicated to various aspects of the railway industry including vehicle production, maintenance, professional education, and research and development.

Previously, Acemil had reached an agreement with another Chinese company, CRRC Shandong, a leading manufacturer of rail freight cars, to jointly assemble and produce freight wagons in Hungary. These agreements are part of a broader strategy to restore Hungary's capabilities in railway vehicle production and to support the modernization of European railway infrastructure.

The announcement was made after a meeting and signing ceremony attended by key stakeholders from the Hungarian rail sector, including representatives from the Ministry of Construction and Transport, MÁV-Start Zrt., Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt., TS-MÁV Gépészet Kft., and MÁV Rail Tours Kft.

This collaboration between Hungarian and Chinese railway firms underscores the growing ties and mutual interests in developing and expanding the railway industry in these two countries. The agreements aim to leverage Chinese expertise and resources to support Hungary's railway production ambitions.

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