The Spanish Railway Industry Association (Mafex) informed at the general assembly of members, held at the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE) in Madrid, of the renewal of the steering committee, the incorporation of new members and the evolution of the activities 2021-2022.
Mafex held its twentieth General Assembly on 24th May. The event was widely attended by its current members. In addition, the public session was attended by institutions such as Adif, Renfe, Icex, España Exportación e Inversiones, Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (FFE), Plataforma Tecnológica Ferroviaria Española (PTFE), Metrotenerife and the Public Works Agency Junta de Andalucía.
During the first part of the meeting, a balance was made of the more than 200 actions organised and / or coordinated by Mafex during the past year, also highlighting the 25% increase in the last four years in the number of members and the important progress in terms of innovation actions, with the participation of the Association currently in various projects, mostly at European level.
In addition, the Steering Committee was renewed for the next four years, consisting of representatives from the following companies: Alstom, Amurrio Ferrocarril y Equipos, ArcelorMittal Spain, Caf, Comsa, Icon Multimedia, Idom, Indra, Ineco, Ingeteam Power Technology, La Farga YourCooperSolutions, Metalocaucho, Patentes Talgo, Sener, Sice, Siemens Mobility, Stadler Rail Valencia, Tecnivial, Thales España and Typsa. Furthermore, the technology centres Citef and Gaiker Foundation join as members.
On the other hand, the actions that will take place during the second half of the year were also presented, among which the InnoTrans fair from 20th to 23rd September stands out, where Mafex coordinates the active participation of more than 60 companies in the Spanish pavilion and along with Rail Live! Congress from 30th November to 1st December in Malaga, the national reference platform of the Spanish railway sector with a marked international character and which has the support of the entire sector. It is worth noting that within the framework of this meeting, 7 of the 12 companies that have joined Mafex since the previous year’s session and that were able to attend the general assembly were also welcomed: ABB, Ariño Duglass, Intertek, Nertatec, Simulations and Projects, SQS and Teldat.