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Fife chosen by global train manufacturer, Talgo



Talgo 14th November AnnouncementFIFE COUNCIL today (Wednesday 14 November) welcomed the announcement by Talgo SA, a global train manufacturer and technology firm, that it plans to locate its UK manufacturing base in the Kingdom.

With tough competition nationally, Fife was today announced as the preferred location for the construction of the major new factory which will potentially employ up to 1000 people across Scotland.


Providing Talgo is successful in its bid for the HS2 rail contract, it’s expected that the factory will be built by 2021. The factory will provide Talgo with a modern, bespoke and easily accessible site - not just to the rest of the UK, but internationally.



Cllr David Ross, Co-Leader, Fife Council, said: “We, along with the Scottish Government and our partners, very much welcome this investment news, which is truly fantastic for Fife and testimony to the support that has been given by our communities and businesses in South West Fife.



“Fife has a strong and proud manufacturing tradition which continues today. The announcement by Talgo is further testimony to the attractiveness of Fife as a manufacturing base. I’m particularly pleased that all the hard work that has gone into the search for a new user for the Longannet site has paid off. This is great news for Fife and the whole of central Scotland."


Cllr David Alexander, Co-Leader, Fife Council, added: “This is the second affirmation of Fife’s enterprise excellence we’ve had this month. Fife is now the Most Enterprising Place in Britain and today it’s been recognised, once more, by a leading global manufacturer - as the prime location in Scotland for inward investors.”

Talgo in announcing Longannet as the preferred UK site, also commit to training, developing local supply chain business opportunities and the use of the factory to service UK and international orders, thereby increasing use of local ports.

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