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Back in the swing of trade fairs

From 21 to 24 September 2021, the TRAKO trade fair took place in Gdańsk. It was one of the first international trade fairs of our industry that took place face-to-face since the start of the pandemic. The large attendance showed how important events like these will be in the future: almost 23,000 visitors from 39 countries attended the exhibitions of over 500 exhibitors from all over the world. And of course, Plasser & Theurer was among them.

In the limelight of the exhibition were two tamping machines that were shown in the outdoor area: a Unimat 09-4x4/4S for PKP PLK and a Unimat 09-4x8/4S Dynamic for Budimex. Service engineers from Deutsche Plasser’s Polish office looked after the machines, and many interested trade visitors took a good look at them. Highlights of the trade fair were the handovers of the two machines to their respective new owners by Johannes Max-Theurer, the CEO of Plasser & Theurer.

Maintenance contracts, upgrades, and modernisations

The focus in conversations with our customers was on our offering of maintenance contracts, upgrades for machines already in use, and their modernisation. The staff at the Polish office of Deutsche Plasser pointed out the variety of options for customising a maintenance contract to individual customer requirements: from spot servicing to comprehensive management throughout the life cycle of a machine.

Upgrades offer the possibility to modernise machines and increase their performance even further. A comprehensive modernisation through to a retrofit is the next step where not only the performance of a machine can be improved significantly but also its service life extended by many years. The cost of this is considerably lower than that of a new machine. As the approval is retained, the machine can be used straight away after work has been completed.

Plasser Polska since 1 January 2022

The trade fair also offered a platform to inform Polish customers about a fundamental restructuring for the Polish market. With effect from 1 January 2022, our Polish office will be an independent company under the name of Plasser Polska.

The Polish team is highly motivated to expand its service offering for the Polish market even further in the future. The Polish trade fair visitors reacted very favourably to this announcement, a sign of great confidence.

A strong team is fully familiar with the market conditions as well as with the wants and needs of Polish customers. It is a highly anticipated event: “We have been working for our customers with a great deal of success. That’s why we are looking forward to it all the more when we can take on more responsibility ourselves in the future: from Poland for Poland!” says Jakub Dzierżanowski, Designated Managing Director of Plasser Polska.

They make the operators’ work much easier and relieve them considerably. These modern machines are very powerful and thanks to their equipment will contribute to making the Polish railway infrastructure safer and more efficient in the long term.

Jakub Dzieranowski, Designated Managing Director of Plasser Polska

Machine delivery

Johannes Max-Theurer, CEO of Plasser & Theurer, handed over two machines to their new owners at the TRAKO trade fair. PKP PLK took over a Unimat 09-4x4/4S Dynamic, Budimex a Unimat 09-4x8/4S Dynamic.