The Chinese authorities in charge of the development of trams in China have visited multiple European tramway networks to choose the design that will become a standard in China. The design of the tramway in Bordeaux was preferred to others thanks to its new technology including crimped anchoring and suspension elements and stainless-steel wire.
Galland has been a pioneer in the implementation of this stainless-steel solution, so the choice of Galland to tailor the Chinese tramway standard and to supply the material was obvious and indisputable. The construction of the first tramway line began in Suzhou in 2013.
This line was successfully put into service on October 26, 2014. Since then, two extension started operating: Suzhou 2 and 3. In the coming years the Suzhou tramway network will cover about 60 km.