Mexico: Trinity Industries Inc of the USA has begun work on a 32500m2 wagon factory at Sabinas, Coahuila, which it hopes to open by the end of 2001. Plant closures within Trinity’s Railcar Group (RG 7.00 p406) were expected to contribute towards a charge of up to US$46m in the second quarter to September 30.

Switzerland: Dutch company Business Creation is to take a majority in RailTech Pratteln, which is to take over the rolling stock manufacturing activities of Adtranz in Switzerland.

Huber & Suhner has signed an agreement with Alstom Transport as preferred supplier of traction cables to its worldwide manufacturing operations.