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Talgo Commit to RVE Meet The Buyer

Spanish giants Talgo have confirmed that their buyers will be taking part in this year’s RVE Meet The Buyer event on October 3rd.

The news means that all five bidders for the HS2 rolling stock contract are now signed up to send buying teams to the event that is now in its seventh year.

The Spanish manufacturer has confirmed that its AVRIL platform forms the basis of its bid, which it says represents the evolution of very high-speed vehicles.

Should its bid be successful, Talgo intends to develop a factory at Longannet in Scotland along with an innovation centre at Chesterfield in Derbyshire. It has said it plans to enter the UK train market through ‘true manufacturing’ rather than assembly of kits of parts from overseas, with as many components as possible sourced from within the UK.

Following the 2018 show, which saw 28 individual buyers meet nearly 100 suppliers at over 200 pre-booked appointments, Rail Forum Midlands is again co-ordinating the programme in partnership with the Department for International Trade.

Alstom, Bombardier, CAF, Hitachi, Porterbrook and Siemens have all confirmed that their buyers will be participating again in the Derby Arena event as will Stadler.

The growing RVE Meet The Buyer event makes the show an essential for all companies involved in the railway vehicles and enhancements sector.

Applications are now open and forms can be downloaded here with a deadline of July 12th for companies to submit their interest.

Exhibitors at Modern Railways RVE this year will benefit from enhanced opportunities to engage with buyers at the event, in addition to meeting the wide range of visitors attending the show itself. Plans are in hand for a networking breakfast before the show opening with exhibitors and RVE Meet The Buyer delegates invited.

For more information on exhibiting at Modern Railways RVE, contact James Farrell at james.farrell@keypublishing.com