Innovation as a distinguishing mark: eight technology solutions orientated to international customers

Dear friends,

The first quarter of 2015, three months full of activities, has come to an end, we are now facing with energy and enthusiasm the coming months of the year in which we will develop important actions of interest to all private companies, public organizations and railway institutions worldwide.

During the past quarter, we attended important industry international meetings such as the Railway and GCC Metro Conference and Exporail, held in Oman and Mexico respectively. Recently we also participated in the Middle East Rail Exhibition in Dubai and we organized a trade delegation to Peru and Ecuador, as well as the I Institutional Roadshow in Brussels.

In the coming months, as well as coordinating the Spanish pavilion at the exhibition Rail Solution Asia in Kuala Lumpur and UITP in Milan, Mafex will organize the V International Railway Convention, an unmissable event for all professionals in the international railway sector that will take place in Seville during the 15th – 17th of June.

But beyond all these international activities in which the Spanish railway industry is present, we want to make a special mention in this issue to the hard work that SMEs and large Spanish companies are making in technological innovation and invite all readers to know in detail eight innovative solutions that meet specific needs of various international clients.

This issue addresses one of the most iconic projects in Latin American urban transport: Metro de Lima. Also, the section In Depth includes the different investments of one of the markets with the most railway sections in the world: the United Kingdom.

In the context of this issue, we want to show our appreciation to 6 new partners for having joined our association in recent months: Azvi S.A, DSAF Dinámicas de Seguridad S.L, Faiveley Transport Iberica S.A, Hispacold S.A, Sice Tecnología y Sistemas and Tecnatom S.A.. We want to give a warm welcome to all of them and we appreciate the confidence you have placed in us.

We hope you like this issue and see you in Seville!