The Spanish railway industry offers a differentiating value chain

The Spanish industry offer covers all the cycles of the project.  The wide diversity of companies that are part of this industry is one of the characteristics that enables from carrying out a design, to delivering a finished turnkey product. Thanks to this, ideal synergies can be created to adapt to each specific customer need. It is a competitive advantage that enables having global solutions from the beginning to the end.

Being able to offer a project in an integral way is what has made the Spanish railway industry become a global benchmark. And so a consulting service is offered in the project cycle: planning, management and financing of railway transport systems. A development of the Project, with professional and technical capacity for the design of infrastructures, both in the case of building works and in the facilities and systems.

The next step offered to the client is the Construction itself, coordinating all the stages, with the contribution of the technical, management, administration and supervision solutions. Then, it is already possible to propose one of the last steps, the operation, that is, the commissioning and running of the railway infrastructure, with personalised advice and the provision of the most advanced technologies, both at the level of road safety and transport vehicles.

Finally, this project is closed, this work that can be considered “Turnkey”, with its supervision, maintenance, and inspection of the adequate functioning of the facilities to ensure its maximum standard of quality.  The service also covers the manufacture of rolling stock and all associated equipment and components. This includes from the most initial phases of the project (prefeasibility study, technical assistance, design…) to the construction of the infrastructure, electrification, signalling, rolling stock, ticketing system and communication, to maintenance.

And Mafex has a very important presence in this value chain, which with its more than 100 members brings together the main businesses and companies in the world of the Spanish railway industry. This forms a chain that includes links from all industrial subsectors, ranging from manufacturers of rolling stock of different types of traction and propulsion, to engineering, consulting, certification and infrastructures…

In the association there are also a large number of companies specialised in signalling, telecommunications, traffic control, in addition to a robust auxiliary industry in equipment and components. It is an integral model in which the high qualification of each of them is combined and that allows them to provide customised solutions with turnkey projects, with the guarantee of having launched the most relevant transport projects around the world, both in high speed and in urban mobility and goods.

“Mafex brings together the world’s leading businesses and companies in the rail industry”.