SPANISH COMPANIES VISITED, WITH THE ORGANIZATION OF MAFEX, THREE COUNTRIES THAT ARE BY BETTING ON THE RAILWAY.
For the second consecutive year, the Association has organized a trip, along with twelve companies, to Mexico DF (during May 26-29) to strengthen trade ties with major rail companies and agencies. They met with the freight operators Ferrovalle and Ferromex and Kansas City Southern Mexico, the Public Transport System (CTS) and the System of Electric Transportation (STE), as well aso conducted a business meeting with local companies in the Mexican Railway Association (AMF). The strong National Infrastructure Plan 2013-2018 of Mexico, which includes the construction of three new passenger rail lines and two urban mass transportation, was the main reasons for this trip.
Moreover, April 7th to 11th, Mafex organized a trade mission to Astana and Almaty. During the week, meetings were organized with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the KAMKOR group, the councils of both cities responsible for the ongoing development projects, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Almaty Metro, among others. They also visited the maintenance workshops and the metro of the city.
In addition, during May 7-9, the Spanish companies participated in the most important trade fair in Southeast Asia, the Rail Solutions Asia 2014, where MAFEX coordinated the Spanish joint participation with the participation of CAF, Talgo, Indra and CAF Power & Automation and facilitated contacts with Asian rail operators and managers present at this event.