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Trade fair highlights in 2017

Around the world

In the second half of 2017, Plasser & Theurer participated in trade fairs around the world. Our highlight: the interesting conversations with customers, suppliers, partners and interested people.

Africa Rail 2017 

With Plasser South Africa on one of the largest trade fairs in Africa 

13 to 14 June 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa 

As the most important provider of track maintenance services in Southern Africa, the participation in this trade fair has become a tradition for Plasser South Africa. For the second time, Plasser & Theurer participated in the event as technological partner to introduce latest technologies and the comprehensive offer.

5th Railway Forum Berlin

Digitisation, innovation and sustainability

30 to 31 August 2017, Berlin, Germany 

“The Railway Forum is an excellent platform for exchange on current topics such as digitisation, innovation and sustainability.” This is how Uwe Günther, CPO, Deutsche Bahn AG, summarised the focus of the event. 1,100 participants from management and expert positions in the railway supply industry participated in the event. It goes without saying that Plasser & Theurer was among the 135 exhibitors. Our offer met the industry’s pressing demands.

Railway Interchange 2017

First flash-butt welding on road/rail truck attracts attention

17 to 20 September 2017, Indianapolis, USA 

For several decades, Plasser & Theurer’s flash-butt welding machines have been used in the USA. For the first time, we have mounted the APT 1500 R welding robot on a road/rail truck in the USA. At Railway Interchange, the largest railway exhibition and technical conference in North America, we introduced the new APT 1500 RL flash-butt welding machine to the audience for the first time (see also "APT 1500 RL: via the highway to the work site").

12th International Railway Fair TRAKO 

Unimat 09-4x4/4S E³: technology and design highlight

26 to 29 September 2017, Gdansk, Poland

TRAKO is the largest and most prestigious event in Poland’s railway industry. We welcomed our customers and visitors at a stand shared with Deutsche Plasser and Robel. A real highlight: the Unimat 09-4x4/4S E³ hybrid universal tamping machine in the new machine design put on show on our outdoor exhibition grounds.


Three days of conference and large exhibition with record attendance

21 to 23 November 2017, Brisbane, Australia 

Attended by more than 350 exhibitors and over 2,500 visitors, AusRAIL PLUS 2017 of the Australian Railway Association (ARA) was a huge success. Plasser Australia used the opportunity to introduce digital innovations on our machines and the comprehensive offer for after-sales services, spare parts and support, including the overhaul of machines and components, with a particular focus on the rail industry in New Zealand and Australia.

5th Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2017 (MTI Japan 2017)

Hybrid drive technology and electrically powered tamping units impressed the audience

29 November to 1 December 2017, Chiba/Tokyo, Japan

The 2017 MTI Japan covered a broad spectrum of vehicle technology in rolling stock and track construction and maintenance. Plasser & Theurer participated together with Nippon Plasser. The presentation of our E³ machines and digital offers was met with great interest. In three days, 32,000 visitors attended the trade fair. Compared to the 2015 MTI this is a massive increase by 15 %.