Talgo chosen ‘Company of the Year 2023’ by the Spanish Chambers of Commerce - corporate
null Talgo chosen ‘Company of the Year 2023’ by the Spanish Chambers of Commerce
10 May 2023
Talgo chosen ‘Company of the Year 2023’ by the Spanish Chambers of Commerce
• The Federation of Spanish Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania (FEDECOM) has recognised the Spanish railway company for its strong international profile and commercial activity
• The Federal Minister for Digital and Transport of Germany bestowed the award upon Talgo’s Chairman, Carlos Palacio Oriol
• The award ceremony was held today at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin, in the presence of the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport of Germany, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport of Germany, the Secretary of State for Trade of Spain, the CEO of Deutsche Bahn, the President of FEDECOM and the President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Germany
Berlin, May 10th, 2023.
Talgo, leading company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of high-speed light trains, received today the “Company of the Year 2023” award, granted by the Federation of Spanish Chambers of Commerce in Europa, Africa, Asia and Oceania (FEDECOM). This award annually celebrates Spanish companies that stand out for their commercial activity and international profile. The railway company has been elected for its outstanding international trajectory as a leading company in the global railway sector thanks to its unique technology that provides added value in light, ecological trains that are wider, more comfortable and more efficient than the comparable companies. Talgo currently operates in countries such as Germany, Denmark, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and Egypt, among others.
The award ceremony was held at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin, where the German Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, Volker Wissing, bestowed the award upon Talgo’s Chairman, Carlos Palacio Oriol. The event was attended by authorities from Germany and Spain, such as Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport of Germany; Michael Theurer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport of Germany; Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn; Xiana Méndez, Secretary of State for Trade of Spain; Eduardo Barrachina; President of the Official Spanish Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania (FEDECOM), and Juan José de Vicente Caballero, President of the host Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the Ambassador in Berlin himself.
In his speech, Carlos Palacio stated: "It is an honour for me and for the entire Talgo team to receive this award that recognises the company's role as a global industrial and commercial driving force and as a representative of the Marca España beyond our borders". The Chairman of Talgo also stressed that this award "recognises the great effort and work of each and every professional that has ever worked at Talgo, as our employees have made this global company the success story it is today ".
Finally, Carlos Palacio Oriol added that "Talgo is a small but completely customer-focused company, always ready to adapt to our customers' needs, and we are convinced that our fully accessible train technology such as the ICE L will be a key tool for Deutsche Bahn's expansion needs".
Meanwhile, Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz reaffirmed his alliance with Talgo and emphasized that “we can't wait to welcome the first Talgo ICEs to our fleet starting in autumn 2024 - a train that sets a new standard in comfort and convenience for our passengers. Congratulations to Carlos Palacio and the entire Talgo team for winning the FEDECOM Company of the Year Award! I am delighted that this year's award goes to a company from the railway sector! After all, travelling by train symbolizes the shift towards climate-friendly mobility – and that shift is in full swing!”.
Regarding the bestowal of the award to Talgo, the President of FEDECOM, Eduardo Barrachina, stated that "22 Spanish Chambers of Commerce from 4 continents had unanimously agreed to award Talgo in recognition of its international success, its innovation, commitment to sustainability and ability to understand one of the most sophisticated railways market in the world, the German market. Barrachina added that “Talgo has Spanish soul but global spirit”.
Talgo in Germany
The ‘Company of the Year 2023’ comes at a unique moment in the railway sector worldwide, in which the train as a real, efficient and sustainable alternative in terms of mobility, in line with the European objectives of decarbonisation of the economy for 2030 and 2050. In this context, and thanks to the recognised sustainability of its trains, its unique technology and know-how, Talgo has become the leading Spanish company in the design and manufacture of the most sustainable trains on the market.
Talgo trains have lighter structures than those of its competitors, which saves costs for operators and reduces energy consumption in operations. The company's commitment to offering new and better sustainable solutions to operators is also reflected in the implementation of eco-designs in its products and services, in order to strengthen their life cycle and contribute to a circular economy model. The lightweight materials used in its trains have a high recyclability rate, which helps to extend the product's life cycle while minimising its environmental impact, thus reducing the carbon footprint generated by industrial activities.
Its vision and commitment to sustainability demonstrates the company's operational and commercial flexibility to anticipate and adapt to the needs of customers and the railway market. This company's strength has enabled Talgo to take its trains to demanding and strategic markets such as Germany, where the German state-owned operator Deutsche Bahn has chosen Talgo to design the trains for the future ICE L, which aim to decarbonise mobility in Central Europe with long-distance services. This new design will reinforce Deutsche Bahn's fleet and transform rail transport in the country thanks to its commercial speed, greater passenger comfort, lower vehicle weight and lower energy consumption.
Talgo S.A. is a leading company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of high-speed light trains with a manufacturing presence, among other countries: in Spain, Germany, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United States. The Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative capabilities, unique and distinctive technology and reliability. Talgo is Renfe’s main supplier of high-speed and ultra high-speed trains and the supplier of trains in the “Haramain” high-speed railway line project between Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. Talgo is also the manufacturer chosen by the German operator Deutsche Bahn and the Danish operator DSB to decarbonize its network with the Talgo 230 long-distance trains.
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