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Siemens Mobility is a global company that offers a comprehensive set of transportation systems that pioneer sustainable and seamless mobility solutions from the first mile to the last. The portfolio’s core areas of rolling stock,rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services, meet the challenges brought on by a growing demand for mobility and public transportation. Siemens Mobility has been a leading provider of transport solutions for more than 160 years, and continues to be a trusted partner and forward-looking organization that enables mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability.
Machine – Fleet – Infrastructure
Machines offering complete system solutions for track construction and maintenance are among Plasser & Theurer's signature products. They have laid the basis for the company's position as technology leader. As a full-range supplier, Plasser & Theurer is now expanding its range of products and services using the strategy “Machine – Fleet – Infrastructure.” The product lines “ModularCustomizing” and “Individual Design” highlight the focus on machines. Another focus lies on Customer Services: they offer life-long machine and fleet support. Finally, new digital tools that record the track in full support railways in the digitalisation of infrastructure. As a result, Plasser & Theurer is developing new approaches to cost-efficiency in modern track maintenance.
Pandrol defines the industry standard across rail fastening systems and aluminothermic welding. We’ve created rail infrastructure in more than 100 countries with our products and services extending to designing, developing and manufacturing equipment to make constructing and maintaining railways more efficient. That means we’ve experienced just about every situation, problem, question and solution before.
At Pandrol we believe in quality above all else – a commitment that stretches from the products we make to the service we provide. We share our global knowledge so our partners can reach objectives quickly and efficiently. We invest as much time in developing our service and relationships as we do developing new solutions.
Make Better Pricing and Inventory Decisions in Less Time
We enable Passenger Rail operators to make big revenue decisions in pricing and inventory to drive millions in revenue uplift and eliminate wasted time.
Fill Your Trains Profitably Without Sacrificing Service
The Passenger Rail industry has evolved to be one of the most complex in the world. In the battle for passengers and revenue, leading operators are retiring their legacy Revenue Management systems and leveraging next-generation platforms, like FareVantage™, that harness the power of predictive analytics to forecast demand more accurately and maximize revenue.
Evaluating decision factors to optimally fill your trains is like hitting a moving target.
How do you know when to close inventory?
How can you react quickly to shifts in demand and competitors?
Does your pricing make sense to your customers?
As the only RMS powered by advanced analytics and built specifically for modern train operators, FareVantage™ leverages state-of-the-art automation and intelligence needed to conquer revenue goals, boost team efficiency 10x, and deliver extraordinary customer experience.
Vossloh is a leading global rail technology company. Rail infrastructure is the core business of the Group. We offer our customers throughout the world integrated solutions from a single source and a unique product range for rail infrastructure: rail fastening systems, concrete sleepers, switch systems as well as services related to the value maintenance of the rails.
Rail transports goods and people in a more sustainable manner than any other mode of transport. Vossloh is shaping the future of rail and makes sure that the railways function reliably. For free, safe and quiet travel. For the sake of the environment. Around the world. #makingtracksavailable
Nokia creates the technology to connect the world, developing and delivering the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include enterprises that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.
Nokia is the world leader in GSM-Railway, with extensive experience in providing GSM-R systems to rail operators in 22 countries, covering 109,000 km of track. Overall, Nokia has provided networking, cybersecurity, IoT and analytics solutions to 110+ operators for both mainline and metro rail.
Mainline and metro transit railways provide reliable, safe, on-time, journeys for millions of people and products every day, playing a critical role in our communities and our economies. With a reliable, secure communications network from Nokia, railway operators benefit from new levels of ‘connectedness’ and automation – while reducing costs, improving efficiency and enhancing overall service.
Protecting today’s rail infrastructure calls for more robust communications network security with new technological and process measures. Nokia builds cyber-defenses aligned with a network’s operational objectives to achieve layered security across network, application, data, identity and access management, establishing a series of defenses that close off any attempts to exploit security gaps. Nokia’s end-to-end approach provides the protection that railways and their passengers deserve.
Nokia’s IoT for Railways portfolio combines our industry leading mission-critical connectivity networks with IoT-based digital automation solutions. Our platform-based approach to IoT implementation eliminates operational technology silos so that all sensors, devices, subsystems and applications connected to railway assets can work seamlessly together.
Nokia’s advanced analytics solutions enhance operations in-context, in-motion, and in-real-time. Our solutions collect, correlate, and visualizing data to optimize people, assets and processes, helping railway operators predictively maintain operations, intelligently manage assets and automate intelligence.
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3M Commercial Solutions
3M Commercial Solutions helps customers build brands and transform spaces with total graphics and signage solutions. 3M manufactures graphic films‚ flexible substrates‚ as well as inks and toners used to create finished graphics that are consistent‚ reliable and durable.
3M also holds training programs for installers of all skill levels, to help them grow their businesses and build their reputations. Learn more about 3M graphics products and programs by visiting 3M.com/graphics, following us @3MFilms on Twitter or atfacebook.com/3Mfilms.
The railways remain an institution setting great store by service excellence and openness to progress.
Over the coming years, they will have to capitalise on these assets in order to survive, win and grow, particularly by:
UIC, the worldwide professional association representing the railway sector and promoting rail transport
UIC leads an innovative and dynamic sector, helping Members find continuing success and opportunities. Members are invited to take a proactive role in the UIC working groups and assemblies where the railways’ position on regional/worldwide issues is shaped. Active participation in the working groups is a unique opportunity to voice opinions and benefit from the weight of the railway sector at a coordinated worldwide level. UIC is the asso¬ciation for technical cooperation amongst railways, and coordinates the sector’s position as it negotiates its evolving relationship with the supply industry and research and develops needs in order to draw full advantage of potential interest to railway companies. Members are regularly informed of key developments on the dossiers UIC deals with and which impact on their activities. This allows Members to anticipate regulatory and technical changes and integrate them effectively and more smoothly into their own business operational processes.
voestalpine Railway Systems
voestalpine Railway Systems is the global leader for system solutions in the field of railway infrastructure, offering outstanding products, logistics and services for rails, turnouts, signaling and monitoring applications. Creating maximum customer benefit is the driving force behind all activities of the group.
The basis for the innovative portfolio of voestalpine is the ongoing focus into research and development. An international network of companies and their access to customers is the basis for our know-how and ongoing product and process improvements. More than 60 production and sales facilities ensure maximum understanding and knowledge of local conditions and customer demands.
Advanced materials and geometries combined with state-of-the-art production systems guarantee the highest quality and performance of rails and turnouts. Fully integrated and tailored drive, locking and detection applications optimize the interface between track and signaling components. Intelligent monitoring and diagnostic equipment provide relevant data to improve maintenance activities and form the basis of modern asset management of both infrastructure and rolling stock.
Development activities focus on optimization of life cycle costs increasing “reliability, availability, maintainability and safety” of the asset at the same time. The life cycle strategy starts with surveying the place of installation, spans transport and installation support and includes service and maintenance as well as reclaiming and recycling of used products.
In addition, seminars and training courses are offered in cooperation with partners from industry, research and education institutions to build up and share essential know how to use the right products to their fullest potential.
All of this allows voestalpine Railway Systems to offer the most comprehensive and powerful product and service portfolio for railways available on the market.
An integral part of the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the connection between the virtual and real worlds.
DELMIA, powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, helps industries and service providers connect the virtual and real worlds of value networks to collaborate, model, optimize and perform.
Operational excellence requires harmony across the value network. DELMIA provides solutions to leverage the virtual world of modeling and simulation with the real world of operations to provide a complete solution to value network stakeholders: From suppliers, to manufacturers, to logistics and transportation providers, to service operators and workforces.
The rail industry is complex. We don’t believe that tech innovators should be expected to understand & overcome the industry’s structure & varied processes to develop new products & solutions.
There is a pool of rail professionals & small companies who have successfully navigated the industry’s barriers to deliver past & future projects. With their experience, network & knowledge of how the rail industry works, we can help tech companies in their early steps into the industry.
There’s always a risk that people within in established industries start to think that ‘Innovation’ is being done to them not for them. The role of organisations & communities such as The Rail Innovation Group is to build an understanding of how new tech can be an enabler to offer a better service & to bring the industry along the journey – that’s why we focus on bringing people together at our events: to facilitate knowledge sharing, network building & understanding.
RIA is the trade association for the UK-based suppliers to the railway industry.
We have been established for over 140 years, with over 300 member companies representing a large proportion of the supply chain. Our network of rail contacts extends to thousands; many within our member companies, but also within government/industry bodies, as well as academia and adjacent/emerging sectors.
The Association’s principle activities are to:
Our member companies represent a large proportion of the rail industry by turnover and reflect a great diversity of technical disciplines within the rail sector.
RIA is also a member of the Rail Innovation Family , a grouping of the UK’s major representative organisations in the rail supply sector, set up in June 2019 with the aim of providing greater and clearer support for suppliers seeking to bring innovation into the rail industry.
Our Articles of Association set out how RIA is governed by a Board of rail industry leaders from the various sub sectors such as rolling stock, infrastructure, SMEs and consultants.
We are an international specialist in the field of motion sensors and integrated drive technology. We develop, produce and distribute technology-leading solutions for the mobility and machinery sectors. Our customers have been benefiting from our considerable technical consultancy skills and our extensive application knowledge for more than 50 years.
Sensor and actuator-driven system intelligence puts you on the road to Industry 4.0 because i³SAAC makes production, maintenance and servicing much more efficient for you. i³SAAC stands for integrated, intelligent and interactive sensors, autonomous actuators and controllers. They deliver functions and findings based on decentral, cross-linked analytics and artificial intelligence.
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LINSINGER reprofiles the complete rail head of new and used rails in single pass processing by using the sophisticated LINSINGER Milling and Grinding Technology.
LINSINGER has more than 7 decades experience in milling technology. Since 25 years this expertise is successfully in use for track maintenance. Now there are more than 55 Rail Milling Vehicles worldwide in operation and production.
The Austrian based manufacturer and world-wide supplier of Rail Milling and Grinding Technology has Stationary Rail Head Milling Machines and Mobile Rail Processing Vehicles in its program.
Rail Milling Machines for highspeed railways, railways, city railways, tramways, subways as well as for switches, crossings and turnouts.
Rail-Road Trucks for flexible operation
Stationary Rail Head Milling Machines for rail welding and repair centres
INNOVATIVE. INDEPENDENT. IMPASSIONED.
Traktionssysteme Austria is the leading, independent manufacturer of electromechanical equipment powering railway rolling stock with a company history reaching back as far as the 1960s.
We develop solutions for rolling stock and road transport vehicles that are tailored to your specific requirements, starting from the offer through to our Long-Life Value Service, from the initial design drawings through to final delivery. The focus is always on our customers' desire for a comprehensive approach based on electrical and mechanical criteria. Our way of working is time-saving and cost-effective. TSA is your only contact for any questions you may have about motors, gearboxes, drives and generators. The close proximity between our design department and our production and testing facilities is one of our many advantages, as is our in-house engineering department. We also use state-of-the-art technologies and tools to develop our motors, gearboxes, drives and generators. Put your trust in our expertise as a full-range supplier and take advantage of our extensive in-house offers. Stay on the right track with us!
Mobility with vision
Goldschmidt combines with its companies all the expertise which you need for the construction, maintenance, inspection and monitoring of your railway network. This unique network of highly qualified experts is the answer to the many varied requirements of rail infrastructure projects. Special expertise, excellent technical equipment and highly qualified personnel allow Goldschmidt to comprehensively implement each task with a standard high-quality level worldwide.
Everything for your track
Goldschmidt offers a comprehensive range of products and services worldwide for the joining of rails, modern construction of railway track, and inspection of your track infrastructure and its maintenance. Using the products and services in connection with our intelligent digital solutions we give life to the vision of the digital track construction site.
Together with you, Goldschmidt masters all challenges of modern, railbound mobility – for safe, sustainable and long-lasting railways of premium quality. As with Thermit®, Goldschmidt is also a pioneer in maintenance, inspection and digitalization and continues to improve processes and extend the lifecycle of railways. Goldschmidt combines its extensive railway expertise and benefits from its global expertise and cross-disciplinary thinking to create tailor-made local solutions for you. The global presence of Goldschmidt gives you access to its whole portfolio – with one goal: to lead your railway infrastructure into the future.
A market leader in railway maintenance
Harsco Rail is the largest railway infrastructure maintenance company in the Western hemisphere. As an operating segment of Harsco Corporation, we leverage our global footprint and over 100 years of experience and expertise in service of our customers’ most pressing and critical track maintenance and construction needs. Over 125 major railways around the world have chosen Harsco Rail to optimize the condition of their tracks.
In recent years, we have expanded our product lines and, in tandem, our geographic reach. Every day, we collaborate with our customers to find finely-tailored, technology-driven solutions to maintain track at peak operating efficiency. The result: lower operating costs, higher speeds and – most importantly – improved safety. Through our four business lines – Equipment, Aftermarket, Contracted Services, and Technology – Harsco Rail is a valued partner throughout the lifecycle of track. From construction, to maintenance, to renewal, we offer the same innovative solutions and world-class service that our customers have relied upon for nearly a century.
Enabling TECHNOLOGY IN MOTION is about collaboration with our customers to fully understand their needs and unlocking leading edge technologies to develop innovative solutions that improve performance related to track life cycle activities.
Track construction, maintenance and renewal are important life cycle activities that our customers undertake to manage an extremely critical and expensive asset, the track. Harsco Rail is committed to supporting our customers in keeping commerce on track by offering a technology enabled portfolio of tailored products and services.
The Voith Group is a global technologycompany. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digitalapplications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas,paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, thecompany today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion andlocations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largerfamily-owned companies in Europe.
The Group Division Voith Turbo is part of theVoith Group and a specialist for intelligent drive technology, systems as wellas tailor-made services.
Together with our partners in the railbusiness, we make energy-efficient rail transport possible for people andgoods. With our drive technologies, we are already fit for the future, and alarge number of our solutions and systems are already designed for alternativedrives, digitalization and maximum efficiency. We always combine innovativetechnologies with maximum safety and accompany operators and manufacturers onthe way to resource-saving rail transport.
SMS group is a global, leading partner for the metal industry. As a family-owned business headquartered in Germany, quality and innovation are in our DNA. We are committed to the success of our customers and strive to add value along the entire value chain of the global metal industry.
Key features of SMS group‘s ring and wheel rolling plants include consistently high product quality and productivity in the manufacture of rings and solid railway wheels of virtually all shapes and sizes. Experience of almost 100 years in design as well as dedicated control systems and process technology know-how provide the foundation for this.
For the forging of railway axles, the SMS group offers plant layouts tailored exactly to the special demands of axle production. The hydraulic radial forging machines with fully synchronized manipulators forge single, double or triple axles from one ingot in just one heat with a homogeneous microstructure over the whole cross-section of the axles.
DB Engineering & Consulting – Railways for the world of tomorrow.
As a leading engineering and consulting company in the rail sector, we offer our customers sustainable, made-to-measure mobility and transport solutions. DB Engineering & Consulting´s more than 5000 specialists and generalists from 84 nations invest their expertise to develop and realize solutions that meet your needs and bring markets and people together – in Germany as well as for example in Australia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, China or Brazil.
Since 1966 the company has realized thousands of projects in over 100 countries. Our clients are authorities, state, local and private transportation and infrastructure companies, industrial companies, private investors, national and international financial institutions.
By offering sustainable solutions, we help to ensure the future success of business centers and make an important contribution to environmental protection, thereby shaping the world of tomorrow. From light rail to high-speed traffic, from individual sidings for industrial and port railways to complex logistics solutions – we have what it takes to manage infrastructure projects of every size, from the idea to operations, made by Deutsche Bahn.
Our services for your project:
FOR YOUR OVERHEAD CONTACT LINES
Whether for railways, trams or trolleybuses – Kummler + Matter Ltd. is your professional partner for overhead contact lines.
We provide services that support your contact lines throughout their entire lifetime. From initial project studies, engineering, supply and delivery of materials and equipment through to installation, service and maintenance. Proximity to the market and customer retention are our priorities.
The product house of Kummler+Matter
It is not widely known that Kummler+Matter is also a product house. In our own product development, new railway products are developed and existing products are modified. Everything with and for our customers. The company relies on its good customer relationships for this and very often takes the customer on board for sustainable feedback. The result being marketable products at a very high level. For example, an earthing control system, a new multi-track cantilever, a modified de-icing system and the newly designed series of section insulators for railways (15+25 kV AC/3 kV DC) and trams (1.5/3 kV DC), which are known as KUSEC.
The KUSEC railway section insulators
Just a few months after the KUSEC product range was introduced to a large audience at the InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, the KUSEC 25 kV and 15 kV were already being installed in Effingen (Zurich-Basel line), Mägenwil (Zurich-Bern line) and in Helsinki (on a main axis close to the station). Now they are being put to the acid test in operational trials. The first trial was held on a very busy SBB line in Lenzburg using a 25 kV section insulator that was tested over 11 months with a total of 75,000 crossings and then disassembled for inspection. The results speak for themselves. The evaluation of the field trials at Kummler+Matter demonstrated a significantly long, maintenance-free service life with minimal wear and tear. A very successful test result for Kummler+Matter.
High-performance connection technology forms the basis of industrial application and product technology. The HARTING range of products and solutions comprises connectors, device connection technology and network components. HARTING products connect machines and facilities via data, signal and power.
These offerings enable solutions for the following markets: automation technology, energy, transport technology, radio, stage and event management technology, machine construction, medical technology and infrastructure. HARTING employs around 5,000 people across its 44 sales companies and 14 production locations.
Lucchini RS Group is a world leader in the design and production of rolling stock products. The strengths of the Group lie: in its integrated production facilities, starting from the production of steel to the assembly of finished products; in the competence of its human resources; in its know-how and organization, wholly focused on its customers and markets. For Railway Sector the Group produces a wide range of products: wheels, axles, tyres, wheelsets for all rolling stock such as high speed intercity, heavy haul and mass transit system.
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Claudio Bassani is working in the Transportation segment within Nokia Enterprise and he is responsible for developing new E2E solutions blueprints for Main Line, Urban and Metro Railways, by incubating new solutions into sales organization and early customer. He is also driving activities within the segment for FRMCS related topics.
He started his career in 1993 working for major CSPs in Italy and later for Siemens, where in 2007 joined the Center of Competence for GSM-R in Nokia-Siemens and then Nokia.
Claudio holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master in Telecommunication.
Rohit is an Engineering graduate from Indraprastha University Delhi, India and has completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Institute of Chartered Financial Accountants of India.
He started his career in 3M in 2008 as an application engineer and has held various roles within 3M with the current one being Global Marketing Manager for Transportation Business.
In his 3M career journey Rohit has actively been involved in creating various innovative, sustainable solutions for rail cars. Rohit is also a member of Post-COVID taskforce of UIC (International Union of Railways).
Michael Kloecker is working as Head of Solution Management Railway in the Nokia Railway Business Line and is responsible for strategic positioning of the current GSM-R solutions as well as for future evolution of the railway communication systems. In his role he closely interacts with the customers around the globe to identify requirements, analyses the market needs and strongly interacts with the product managers, sales as well as standardization organization.
Additionally, he is representing Nokia in relevant international bodies as the European Union – Agency for Railways, UIC and the UNIFE/UNITEL committee, as well as conferences and fairs.
He has been developed his knowledge on communication technologies starting with R&D activities in the early 90’ within Siemens, continuing with various roles in product and solution management for mobile networks. Since 2006 he focused on the railway segments.
Michael holds a Master Degree in Computer Science and is currently based in Munich/Germany.