Astra Vagoane eying to produce Romanian trams
Blidar estimates the company will produce, with the technology and facilities it has at present between 25 and 50 tramways a year.
„We’ve made market research and noticed that Romania has only very old tramways. At present, we can talk of only a few tramways newer than 5 years,” said Blidar.
Last year, in Q1, the company reported about 12 million euros in turnover.
In Q1, 2008, Astra Vagoane reported a similar level, allowing for the rise in costs.
Of the total businesses of rolling stock producer, about 40-45% represent exports to other countries of Europe and Middle East.
Astra Vagoane was established in 1891 under the name of Fabrica de Vagoane si Motoare John Weitzer (John Weitzer carriage and engine plant) and is Romania’s biggest producer of rolling stock.