German High-Speed Initiative at the METRO 2004 trade fair in Guangzhou, China

Berlin, Butzbach, Neumarkt/Germany, Guangzhou/China, April 2004 - Together with its partners - the rail engineering division of Siemens Transportation Systems, the turnout-systems supplier BWG and the track-systems supplier Pfleiderer - the German High-Speed Initiative is presenting its range of products and services to a wide specialist public for the very first time in China. Innovative solutions for the rail market of the future will be the main focus of the joint presentation during METRO 2004, the 9th International Exhibition on Metro, Light Rail Transit & High-Speed Transit, which will take place in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou from May 26 to May 28, 2004.

The German High-Speed Initiative, started in December 2003, is an interest group formed with the specific objective of marketing German rail technology in China.

By pooling and combining the specific expertise of all three companies, the group will be able to offer Chinese rail authorities a competent consultation service and turnkey solutions from a single source. The aim is to promote the establishment and expansion of rail networks in China in order to create a modern high-performance transport infrastructure.

About the PCM RAILONE Group

The PCM RAILONE Group has been manufacturing concrete sleepers and track systems for urban transit and long-distance rail transportation for over 60 years. The technology leader also offers its expertise in the fields of engineering and plant construction. Its customer-driven innovations fulfill the highest quality standards and are installed around the world

The PCM RAILONE Group is comprised of several companies and eleven production facilities with a presence in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Hungary, Turkey, the United States, Canada and lndia. lt maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 840,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers. RAILONE produces optimized products and custom solutions with over 550 employees around the world.