In the presence of the German Secretary of State for Transport, Ralf Nagel:
German High-Speed Initiative establishes a further center of competence in Peking The German High-Speed Initiative, an alliance composed of the companies BWG, Pfleiderer and Siemens, has today opened a center of competence for rail systems in Beijing. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of the German Secretary of State for Transport, Ralf Nagel. The objective of the High-Speed Initiative is to provide know-how in the area of high-speed rail transport for the planned main-line projects in China with the support of German Rail (DB AG) and to serve the Chinese Ministry of Railways as a competent partner and technical consultant. Up to 5 experts will be working in Peking at any particular time, depending on the project in question.
The turnout systems supplier, BWG, with head offices in Butzbach, the track systemsprovider, Pfleiderer Infrastrukturtechnik, and Siemens TS, Berlin, the rail transportationsystems group of Siemens AG, called the German High-Speed Initiative into being inDecember 2003 as an alliance for the Chinese market. The companies specialize in turnoutsystems, track solutions and rail systems technology. Also in December 2003, the initiativeset up their first joint center of competence in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou withthe aim of supporting Guangdong province to develop a modern intercity network.
About the PCM RAIL.ONE Group
The PCM RAIL.ONE 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 RAIL.ONE 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, and India. It maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 750,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers.