Huge success in Prague!
The international showcase of railcar interior technologies, materials and design services, which moved to its new home in Prague, Czech Republic, for the first time in 2015, not only proved a big draw for the domestic OEMs Škoda, Siemens and Bombardier, but also attracted visitors from 76 countries.
Martin Plšek, who is responsible for purchasing at Škoda, was one of the many who explained what he achieved by visiting the expo: “It’s a good opportunity to see our current suppliers, but I've met many possible new suppliers,” he said. Likewise, Hasret Altun, mechanical engineer from the research and development department of Turkish Wagon Industry: “I came to Prague because I wanted to see the newest materials and technologies.” Meanwhile, Donald R Mebius, senior consultant at LTK Engineering Services in the USA, said he made the long journey to Europe because he wanted to learn about some innovations that might be viable to apply in the USA: “Some of the flooring systems are not utilised in the USA, and I need to follow up with some of them to see if that will work with US regulations."
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The International Exhibition of Railcar Interior Technologies, Materials and Concepts
Railway Interiors Expo is the international showcase of everything within a railcar, from seating and materials, lighting, washroom facilities and flooring to composites, infotainment systems and security concepts.
The international show, which was launched in 2004 and has helped advance design, technology and safety ever since, is the best opportunity for rail operators, design consultants and carriage makers to see the latest interior technological, material and service developments and innovation. Indeed, over the last 10 years the show has benefited visiting key decision makers from almost every single major railcar manufacturer in the world as well as numerous national rail and mass-transit operators. Railway Interiors Expo regularly attracts far in excess of 2,000 attendees from all over the world – it is a truly global networking opportunity.
The Expo will also feature a highly focused two day Conference, with leading industry figures participating.
What to see:
- Catering solutions
- Lighting technologies
- Design services
- Passenger comfort systems
- Lavatories and washroom systems
- Systems integrators
- Catering systems and technologies
- Infotainment systems
- Anti-vandalism technologies
- HVAC systems
- Flooring solutions
- Safety equipment
- Maintenance providers
- Cleaning solutions
- Advanced composites and materials