The Global Rail Group will showcase capabilities and customer benefits at booth #150, hall 26 at the InnoTrans expo in Berlin, from September 20-23, 2022.
The motto of this year’s InnoTrans, the international trade fair for transport technology taking place every other year in Berlin, Germany, is “The Future of Mobility”. Over the years, InnoTrans has become the world’s largest, most influential trade fair for mobility and railway infrastructure technology.
The Global Rail (GR) Group provides highly specialised knowledge and consulting services to drive innovation for local, regional and global rail and mobility infrastructure providers. By curating, pooling and transferring unique knowledge, the company and its business units, jointly with original equipment manufacturers, suppliers, construction companies and infrastructure operators, secures and provides relevant expertise for future generations.
At InnoTrans, the GR team will showcase its integrated capabilities, services and products including data management, digitalisation, inspection, construction, maintenance, operation as well as essential knowledge transfer, education, recruiting and training of rail infrastructure technicians.
In addition, Global Rail will present a key initiative that was recently formed, launched and continues to be coordinated with essential GR leadership and support: the Digital Railway Solutions (DRS) Alliance, a group of currently 15 leading European railway track technology pioneers working together to drive digital end-to-end rail infrastructure solutions to increase the safety, efficiency and capacity of the global railway system. The DRS Alliance leverages digitalisation, innovation and collaboration to create complete, sustainable, cost-effective and convenient solutions for rail infrastructure managers and railway operators.
“We strive to be a Knowledge Broker for all relevant aspects of rail infrastructure,” Harald Eller, CEO of Global Rail Group says. “Global Rail and its companies are able to connect infrastructure managers, suppliers and other stakeholders from across the global ecosystem while providing critical knowledge, training, consulting, maintenance and, if needed, operations services.”
The GR Group of companies includes:
- Global Rail Academy (GRA) – a global network of expert trainers to develop and certify your staff and their capabilities, from onboarding to track geometry, operating machinery, tamping and other special courses to safety management
- Global Rail Consulting (GRC) – an expert, global railway superstructure consultant and reliable knowledge partner to boost product development, ensure growth and optimise railway networks and organisations
- Global Rail Engineering (GRE) – designing and developing tailormade software and hardware solutions for rail data management, blended training activities and high-tech solutions for the rail market including support for certification of rail maintenance machines, technologies and staff
- Global Rail Media (GRM) – a global knowledge-broker of railway expertise to enable stakeholders, providing convenient media and publishing services in international rail and closing the generational knowledge gap by documenting a century’s worth of railway knowledge for new hires and experts alike
- Global Rail Recruiting (GRR) – a global recruiting and training network focused on the needs of railway infrastructure providers to upskill their workforce with new technologies, machine operating skills, data collection and management, and a lot more
- Advanced Rail Management (ARM) – a rail consultant and contract services provider offering consulting engineering and field services in support of optimising wheel-rail and vehicle-track interaction to improve safety and ride quality as well as reducing the overall costs of rail and wheel maintenance by increasing the life-cycle of assets
“At Global Rail, we passionately care about the future of global railway systems,” Eller states. “That’s why our next expansion step will include novel recruiting and engineering services, to help our partners overcome those common blockers and achieve rapid progress.”
With more than 30 % of the sector’s workforce expected to retire over the next five years, the industry is facing a major knowledge drain. “Rail is the epitome of autonomous, connected, electric, shared and sustainable mobility,” Eller says. “Our goal is to bridge the pending talent gap and to ensure that relevant knowledge is contained, enhanced with latest insights and technologies and shared with new generations of rail engineers – so that jointly we can shape the future of mobility.”