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“The past must be a springboard, not a sofa.” 

This quote by Harold Macmillan, British politician and publisher, perfectly describes the content of this today issue.

I am excited about the forward-thinking focus of this issue: “Digitisation in track maintenance”. At Plasser & Theurer, we have been using the wealth of experience gained in the past to offer our customers innovative, digital solutions in the context of the PlasserSmartMaintenance initiative. At the same time, our company has been using new approaches to increase process reliability and the quality of work. In addition, we raise the level of automation and increase transparency in machine operations.

I am pleased by the many reports about machine handovers. They show our customers’ trust in our products. It fills me with pride to read that customers, who have been in business relations with us for decades, continue to operate our products successfully all over the world. At the same time, the benefits our machines and services provide for cost-efficient track construction and maintenance continue to attract new customers.

I cordially invite you to gain insight into our “springboard” and the results of our efforts.

Gerhard Polterauer
Chief Executive Officer, Plasser & Theurer