A Spanish pavilion at the UITP Exhibition

MAFEX is coordinating the participation of a spanish group of companies specialized in technology for urban transport systems in the UITP exhibition that will be held in Milan.

The most important interna­tional exhibition of public transport and urban mobility organized by the International Association of Public Transport, UITP, in Milan from June 8-10, has a Spanish pavilion coordinated by the Spanish Railway Association, Mafex, and with the participation of companies such as CAF, GOAL SYSTEMS, INGETEAM and SICE, among others.

Mafex is organizing for the sixth consecutive year the Spanish group participation. Previously, the UITP Exhibition was celebrated in Vienna (Aus­tria), Dubai (UAE) and Geneva (Swit­zerland). The last one, held in May 2013, involved 326 exhibitors from 78 countries, occupying an area of 30,000 square metres and had over 25,000 visitors.

According to studies published by UNIFE, the international rail mar­ket will grow by 2.7% annually in the period over the next six years, reaching in 2019 an estimated busi­ness volume of € 176,000 M. New developments in Latin America and Asia are mainly those who continue to stimulate this demand.

Spain, leader in urban mobility

Spanish companies are specialized in targeting the principal urban transportation systems such as sub­ways and trams technologies. For example, 35% of the metros of the main cities of Latin America have Spanish technology, such as San­tiago de Chile, Lima, Mexico City, Monterrey, Panama, Medellin, Bo­gota and Sao Paulo.

Also, Spanish companies have man­ufactured the first trams without catenary for several Brazilian cities, and the propulsion systems of the novel monorails in Sao Paulo’s met­ro are also supplied by Spain.

In Europe, a quarter of the metros have had the participation of both large companies and Spanish SMEs. Thus, some of the most demanding markets worldwide including Ger­many, Austria, Scandinavia and the UK, have Spanish trams.

Spanish companies are also a pio­neer in the development and im­plementation of technological so­lutions aligned to reduce energy consumption, both in infrastructure of major European urban systems and rolling stock: on-board batter­ies, traction and energy measure­ment.

All this and more will be presented at the UITP exhibition in Milan dur­ing the 8th and 10th of June at the stand of the Spanish Railway Asso­ciation.