Vossloh strengthens its position in Dutch Rail market 12 August 2021

International supplier of rail products, fasteners and services, Vossloh Group, is strengthening its strategically important position in the Dutch rail infrastructure market with the acquisition of ETS Spoor B.V.

ETS is an established and leading market player with a wide range of products and services in the technologically sophisticated and highly innovative Dutch rail infrastructure market. ETS has excellent market knowledge and contacts with all major local customers and has already been cooperating very successfully for many years with a number of partners, including Vossloh. In addition, ETS has exclusive distribution agreements with suppliers of products and services outside the Vossloh portfolio and thus rounding off the local offering in the sense of a 'one stop shop'. This aspect is of crucial importance, particularly with regard to trendsetting service models.

"The acquisition of ETS Spoor plays a key role in the implementation of our Group strategy. It brings us a decisive step closer to important Dutch customers such as the network operator ProRail, who have so far purchased our products and services directly or indirectly at ETS Spoor. As a result, we will be in an even better position in the future to tailor our unique technological expertise and our entire range of services to the needs of our customers. The Dutch market is already a pioneer for trendsetting business models in the rail infrastructure sector and we see ourselves excellently positioned in the new constellation to drive this forward and create important added value for our customers," explains Oliver Schuster, EO of Vossloh AG.

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