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InnoTrans 2014: voestalpine presented state-of-the-art rail and turnout technology

Viktoria Steininger
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voestalpine was represented in the rail technology and turnout technology sectors at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, the world's leading trade fair for transport technology.

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voestalpine stand at the InnoTrans 2014

InnoTrans, the world’s largest international trade fair for transport technology, was held in Berlin from September 23 to 26. This year InnoTrans celebrated its tenth anniversary. With 2,758 exhibitors from 55 countries and 138,872 visitors from more than 100 countries, this was the largest InnoTrans to date.

voestalpine was represented at InnoTrans in the rail and turnout technology sectors. Around 180 voestalpine employees from 8 voestalpine companies ensured visitors received all the information they required. voestalpine combines trend-setting, state-of-the-art rail and turnout technology with decades of experience and comprehensive systems competence. This was impressively demonstrated on the 780m² stand.


Rail technology focused on customer value

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voestalpine railway technology at InnoTrans 2014

voestalpine Schienen GmbH, based in Donawitz, presented its latest customer solutions at InnoTrans under the motto ‘Good is good, but better carries it!’. The stand was organized according to the theme of customer value, highlighted in the stand’s design. voestalpine Schienen GmbH focused on these three trend-setting innovations at InnoTrans:

  1. 400 UHC® HSH® rails for heavy loaded mixed tracks
  2. HSH® GM-CL grooved rails for extremely durable tramway tracks
  3. The new driving force in welding technology (Competence Center Welding, or CCW)

For more information: blog post


Presentation of turnouts and complete systems


voestalpine VAE turnouts and complete systems at InnoTrans 2014

As well as rail technology, voestalpine was represented by the voestalpine VAE Group with solutions for turnouts and complete systems. The voestalpine VAE Group was represented by voestalpine Weichensysteme GmbH, voestalpine SIGNALING Group, voestalpine BWG GmbH, Weichenwerk Wörth GmbH, TSFA and JEZ. The main focus of the appearance at InnoTrans 2014 was tailor-made system solutions and a lifecycle strategy. The lifecycle-cost optimization concept presented by the voestalpine VAE Group guides and supports its customers through the entire turnout lifecycle. For more information: blog post

The solutions were also demonstrated in the numerous trade fair exhibits. A particular highlight was the switch device 60E1-190: at 20 m in length and with a weight of 20 tons, this was the largest and heaviest exhibit on the voestalpine stand.


Celebrating the ‘birth’ of the new voestalpine SIGNALING Group

voestalpine SIGNALING Group

Celebrating the ‘birth’ of the new voestalpine SIGNALING Group

The first evening of InnoTrans 2014 focused on the voestalpine SIGNALING Group which was created in September 2014 by amalgamating former Group companies voestalpine Hytronics GmbH, CDSRail, Signal & System Technik GmbH, and Contec GmbH. This milestone was celebrated with a party at the voestalpine stand. This brings together voestalpine know-how and competence in the areas of point operating, locking, and surveillance technology, as well as signaling, diagnostic and monitoring technology.


A convincing new stand concept

voestalpine was present at InnoTrans 2014 with a completely new concept for its 780 m² stand. The stand impressed visitors with its clear and open design. Numerous discussions with customers and experts, as well as daily lectures held on the stand, succeeded in presenting voestalpine competence in the rail and turnout technology sectors in an optimal light. All in all, the organizational team and staff involved can look back to a successful InnoTrans 2014.

Viktoria Steininger