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November 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Anglo-German Networking and Information event (London)

44 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8QS United Kingdom

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the BMWi, is supporting a trade mission to the UK and there…

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the BMWi, is supporting a trade mission to the UK and there are two opportunities for Rail Alliance members to meet companies from the German rail industry, on Tuesday 23rd November in London. This is a free event for all Rail Alliance members.

The delegation will include their representatives, the German Railway Association (VDB) and German companies from the railway industry who are keen to meet businesses from the UK to discuss supply and innovation opportunities. Each event will include information sessions from the delegation and the opportunity to network and hold one-to-one meetings.

There is something for nearly everyone, with the delegation comprising customers from across the rail industry sectors, including manufacturers of vehicles, components, HVAC and vibration control; fire and safety products; infrastructure safety products; and communication and passenger information systems.

Date, time and location:

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Free event!

From 9.30am to 5pm (including lunch and coffee/tea breaks)

Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, 44 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QS


Please email or call on the contact details below if you would like to attend as soon as possible so that the organisers can reserve your place.

Email: Christine Griffin at cgriffin@europartnerships.co.uk 
Telephone: 07941080595

More details:

The following lists the companies taking part in this mission

Funkwerk Systems GmbH – Leading technological provider of innovative communication, information and security systems. Train radio communication: experts in speech and data communication via analogue and digital mobile networks. Visual and acoustic passenger information: Funkwerk is one of Europe’s leading providers of modern passenger information systems for regional and long-distance transit.  Security & video management: Custom made video assisted solutions for surveillance of train stations.


PINTSCH GmbH – Manufacturer of safety products for railway infrastructure. The product range is focused on the provision of systems, components and services for national and international rail traffic. From development, approval and planning, through production and assembly, to commissioning and turnkey handover – system solutions are tailor-made. Include Level Crossing Technology (barrier drives, lighting technology); Axle Counting Technology (axle counting, wheel sensors); Interlocking Technology (safe & efficient depot and yard operation, lighting technology); Point Heating Systems (electric & gas infrared point heating systems); Digitisation & Diagnostics, Service; Sensor Technology (proximity, magnetic & level switches.)


ZF Friedrichshafen AG – One of the world’s technology leaders in the area of driveline, chassis and safety technology. Offers components and systems which make railway traffic more powerful without neglecting passenger safety and comfort. Products include axle drives, transmissions, gears and dampers which can be used in a variety of vehicles – Electric Multiple Units, Diesel Multiple Units, Locomotives, Metros, Commuter Trains, Special Rail Track Vehicles and High-Speed trains.



Niedax GmbH & Co. KG – Cable Management Systems. One of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical installation products. Core business is the design and manufacture of cable management systems. Products include – Steel cable support systems; GRP cable support systems; Cable ducts; Cable installation materials and Circuit integrity maintenance. The extensive Niedax Group portfolio has the right solution for your specific electrical installation needs with over 50,000 products.


Gebr. Bode GmbH & Co. KG – Rail Door Systems. The Schaltbau Bode Group offers a wide range of systems and components for rolling stock of all speed categories – including smart door systems, reliable master controllers, made-to-measure interior fittings and sanitary systems. As a leading railway equipment supplier, they are an established partner of the major railway systems manufacturers and operators.



WINDHOFF Bahn- und Anlagentechnik GmbHManufacturer of rail vehicles, shunting vehicles and accessories. WINDHOFF rail vehicles are used world-wide for the construction and maintenance of rail networks and overhead catenary systems. Use of modular design has provided for exceptional flexibility. What has become known as ‘WINDHOFF technology’ is a system of quick mounting devices for the efficient placing and replacing of superstructure. WINDHOFF manufacture a wide range of shunting vehicles and accessories and their expertise includes the planning and project management of new projects and refurbishment programmes.


 svt Products GmbHOffers heavy-duty fire protection for all rail vehicles. In addition to fire protection coatings for the underbody of trains, the svt Group also offers: Firestop barriers for cables, for combustible and non-combustible pipes as well as for ducts and conduits; Intumescent and ablative coatings for cables and structural steel; Wraps, collars, pillows, caulks, fillers and other materials; Fire protection compounds, sealing systems, granulates, firestop boards, glazing blocks and strips. Their systems are already installed in more than one hundred different train types and in addition to fire protection provide resistance to environmental influences such as temperature, UV radiation and humidity.


GMT Gummi-Metall-Technik GmbHManufacturer of vibration control technology components and systems. Provides solutions to satisfy the requirements of complex anti-vibration systems in railway vehicles, especially for chassis and bogies. These economically conscious solutions are guided by the principals of efficient transmission of power, derailment safety as well as ease of maintenance. Recent innovations include the upgraded hydraulic axle bearing, HYDRALL® and the mountable elastomer wheelset axle protector, MERP, which is used to prevent mechanical and material damage resulting from ice build-up and impacts with track debris and foreign objects.


AKG Thermotechnik International GmbH & Co. KGDevelopment and production of complete cooling systems for railway vehicles.  Designed for customers who no longer want to assemble the cooling systems from individual components themselves but instead want to purchase a ready-to-install cooling module, which is delivered directly to the assembly line on time for installation.


FOGTEC – Fire protection in rolling stock. Smoke detectors and fire-fighting systems specially developed for rolling stock and tailored to special vehicle requirements. FOGTEC Rail Systems is a single-source service provider, able to integrate fire protection systems in existing vehicles or supply ready-for-use full solution as part of a turnkey project. With more than 15,000 fire protection systems supplied worldwide, FOGTEC has a truly global presence.


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