Inside information: VR-Group's Contract Award Decision concerning Electric Multiple Unit Trains

VR-Group Plc, inside information, 24 October 2022 at 16.00

Inside information: VR-Group's Contract Award Decision concerning Electric Multiple Unit Trains 

VR-Group Plc (“VR Group”) has today 24 October 2022 made its procurement decision in its public procurement regarding electric multiple unit trains (later “EMUs”). According to the procurement decision the contract is awarded to Stadler Bussnang AG. 

The object of the procurement is 20 EMUs, spare parts, special tools, training and documentation related to EMUs as described in detail in the procurement’s final invitation to tender. In addition, the procurement includes options to purchase additional 50 EMUs and maintenance services for EMUs as described in detail in the final invitation to tender. 

The procurement decision may be appealed within an appeal period of fourteen (14) days. The contract may be concluded at the earliest after the end of the appeal period. 

The procurement is a public procurement that exceeds the EU threshold. VR Group estimates that the value of the procurement without options is approximately 250 million euros.

VR-Group Plc

Erkka Repo, CFO 

More information: 

VR Group Media Desk, tel. +358 (0)29 434 7123

About VR-Yhtymä Oyj

We are a responsible service company in the fields of travel, logistics and maintenance and a forerunner in creating the future of mobility in Finland and in the neighbouring markets of the Nordic countries. We take care of smooth daily travel and transport, with experience gained over 160 years. While keeping society moving, we are increasing the popularity of electronic rail and urban transport. In this way, we increase well-being and transport you towards a carbon-neutral tomorrow.  

Our company is owned by the State of Finland. In 2021, our net sales were EUR 838.3 million and we employed over 5,620 top professionals. On board our trains and buses, 83.9 million journeys were made, and we transported 42.7 million metric tonnes of goods. In addition, we expanded our operations to Sweden on 1 July 2022. Our subsidiary VR Sverige’s net sales are over EUR 300 million and the number of journeys made is about 110 million each year. At the same time, we welcomed 3,200 new colleagues. 

We are actively seeking growth and we aim for the top in all of our operations. The better we succeed, the more society around us benefits – we are getting there together for a better world. Further information:

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