Sponsors

Founded over 100 years ago, Hitachi is a recognized global technology leader with over 303,000 employees working at more than 800 Hitachi Group Companies in approx. 70 countries.

At Hitachi, with our Mission of contributing to society through the development of superior, original technology and products in mind, we engage in the Social Innovation Business on a global basis, putting our IT and OT(operational technologies) to use in the advanced social infrastructure systems we provide to create a future where people can live safer, and richer lives. Moving forward, we will take our Social Innovation Business to a more advanced phase with enhanced digital technologies to accelerate “collaborative creation,”​ tackling shared issues and crafting solutions together with our customers and partners.

 

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom proposes a full range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), personalised services (maintenance, modernisation..) as well as offers dedicated to passengers and infrastructure, digital mobility and signalling solutions.

Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems. It recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people today.

 

At the core we are a highly skilled team of engineers with expertise in emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. Vortex IoT is led by an experienced Executive and Non-Executive board. Our R&D and Commercial experience extends to multi-sector knowledge and connectivity coupled with experience in building value-driven strategic alliances and partnerships.

We supply secure IoT systems that will mitigate your integration, cyber and adoption timeline risks. We are both Data Platform and Communications Platform agnostic ensuring rapid deployment to your existing infrastructure (physical & digital).

The business has its HQ and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory in Wales (UK) and recently opened an ASEAN Region satellite office in Singapore.

We have an enviable list of customers to include Tata Steel, Network Rail and ST Engineering. The company also benefits from commercial partnerships and alliances with DELL EMC, BT, Swansea University and IBM. Our products know no boundaries and the company we keep is global which aligns to our ambitions of ‘Making the Physical Digital’ globally!

 

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. On July 3, 2017, Atkins was acquired by SNC-Lavalin. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global, fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure.

The combined entity of Atkins and SNC-Lavalin has created one of the largest global engineering and project management consultancies with approximately 50,000 employees and operating across 50 countries. For more information, visit www.atkinsglobal.com.

 

We are a multinational group with over 100 years of experience in the supply of comprehensive transit solutions positioned at the forefront of technology for high value added sustainable mobility. The company is a leader of the railway industry offering one of the most comprehensive and flexible arrays of products in railway related markets, such as rolling stock, components, infrastructure, signalling and services (maintenance, refurbishing and financial services).

CAF’s committed personnel and the cooperation with our business partners enable us to enhance customer satisfaction and create value for our shareholders.

 

In its business segments, Voestalpine is a globally leading technology and capital goods group with a unique combination of material and processing expertise. With its top-quality products and system solutions using steel and other metals, it is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the aerospace, oil and gas industries worldwide. The Voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, tool steel, and special sections.

 

Schenck Process is the global technology and market leader in applied measuring technology. We make processes work in all areas of industry throughout the world. For us that means improving our customer processes in terms of reliability, efficiency, and accuracy. Combining outstanding equipment and extensive process knowledge, we develop and manufacture innovative solutions for weighing, feeding, conveying, screening, automation, and air filtration applications. We focus on the needs of our customers and support them through the whole lifecycle of a product.

 

We talk about innovation in Railway and share our thoughts on the digitalization of Rail Fleet Management. We develop software and hardware to help railway companies access data remotely, confirm diagnostics in real time, dispatch work orders online and report on fleet health & utilization.

 

Track IQ has a global reputation as specialist suppliers of condition monitoring and asset management solutions to the rail industry. Track IQ develops, manufactures and supports wayside systems used to monitor the status and operating condition of rolling stock. Solutions for complete monitoring of rolling stock include:

  • Bearing acoustic monitor (BAM)
  • Wheel impact load detector (WCM)
  • Weigh-in-motion (WIM)
  • Wheel profile monitor (WPM)
  • Brake Inspection monitor (BIM)
  • Bogie geometry monitor (BGM)
  • Full vehicle inspection system (FVIS)

 

SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. Our fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages to our customers.

We achieve this by combining hands-on experience in over 40 industries with our knowledge across the SKF technology platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Our success is based on this knowledge, our people, and our commitment to SKF Care principles.

The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle, both in our own and our customers’ operations. The SKF BeyondZero product portfolio is the latest example of what SKF has to offer in this area.

 

 

Unipart Rail is a supply partner to some of the world’s best-known names. Our partners know us to be expert in the services we provide – giving them the confidence to pursue their business objectives, while we support them with bespoke solutions.

As our solutions are drawn from a portfolio of skills, delivered by over 800 expert practitioners in their fields, we craft unique services that dovetail perfectly with our customers. As part of the Unipart Group, with a turnover of £700m, we support a large number of clients from blue chip companies to specialist suppliers.

And as we also have a strong set of principles that underpin our business – covering safety, corporate responsibility, employee engagement, and our unique Unipart Way, you can be confident that you are partnering with a business that has an ethical approach to serving the world’s railways.

When our customers need the best, they come to the best – Unipart Rail. And with expertise across both Infrastructure and Traction & Rolling Stock we have a holistic approach to the railway.

 

 

Instrumentel specialises in the measurement of operating data such as movement, temperature and pH from difficult to access and harsh environments.

Instrumentel’s wireless, battery-less telemetry products deliver the capability to monitor performance remotely and with high integrity in extremes of temperature, radiation and mechanical stress.

Powerful onboard processing dramatically extends the sensitivity and operating range beyond that found in typical inductively coupled systems. Data can be analysed on board the reader prior to being communicated over a wide range of interfaces including WiFi, Ethernet and Zigbee.

The company’s world-leading capabilities have been validated in a number of industries including explosion metrology, earthquake sensing, nuclear waste surveillance, and for monitoring moving parts in the rail, automotive and machine tool industries.

 

 

Demand for efficient and safe transit is at an all-time high, and intermodal connections are essential to improved mobility.

We’re the recognized leader in communications-based train control (CBTC) in the United States, employing a unique systems-integration approach that leverages new and advanced CBTC and positive train control (PTC) technology to deliver scalable solutions for improved safety, operations, and reliability—all while ensuring minimal impacts to existing systems.