Nov 29 | 2018
Eurasia Rail’s status as the region’s premier rail industry exhibition means it attracts the biggest industry bellwethers. Our exhibitor line-up is something to behold, so check out some of the big names you can meet at 2019’s event below.
With Turkey’s massive $46bn rail investment programme underway, industry leaders are queuing up to enter the market. It’s these manufacturers adding considerable value to Eurasia Rail’s event offering, making it a must-attend trade show for exhibitors and visitors alike.
Major rail companies exhibiting at Eurasia Rail 2019
Image: © Hyundai Rotem
South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem has established itself a prime position in Turkey’s overall rail sector. The company is responsible for manufacturing the only electric locomotive built in Turkey, the E68000, for use by Turkish national rail operator TCDD.
Hyundai is hoping to snag Turkey’s upcoming high-speed train tender. Based on the terms of the deal, i.e. heavy local production with technology transfer, Hyundai Rotem stands a good chance. It already has previous experience with such deals. Its current HST offer is based on existing tech from Alstom.
It was announced in 2017 that Hyundai would be supplying driverless units for Istanbul’s metro system. The deal, worth over $150m, sees Hyundai supplying 120 units, which will be built at the company’s own production plant in Turkey. Full delivery is expected by 2020.
Image: © Alstom/N. Zhantileu
With a merger with Siemens in the works, Alstom’s already significant global and Eurasian presence is set to expand. The French manufacturer is a regular fixture of Eurasia Rail, presenting its latest innovations at the last few shows.
At Eurasia Rail 2017, for example, Alstom showcased a wide variety of its rolling stock and rail infrastructure solutions. On display were the Euroduplex high-speed train, the world-famous Pendolino train, and APS tramway technology featuring ground-level power supply systems.
“Alstom has been a reliable partner for the Turkish railway sector for more than 60 years,” remarked Arban Citak, the Managing Director of Alstom Turkey, at Eurasia Rail. “Alstom’s dedication to the Turkish market and to the development of the transport network which includes high speed and regional trains, metro, as well as signalling is confirmed by the growth in number and in expertise of our MEA Regional Hub in Istanbul.”
Away from Turkey, Alstom recently delivered its first set of cargo trains to Azerbaijan earlier in 2018.
“After the test phase in Kazakhstan, the first cargo locomotive AZ8A Prima T8 will arrive in Azerbaijan in the second half of December,” an unnamed official told Trend news agency. "From February 2019, the first locomotive AZ8A will be launched in test mode between the stations of Ganja and Boyuk-Kesik.”
It wouldn’t be fair to not mention Alstom’s up and coming partner Siemens. Once the mega-merger between Siemens and Alstom goes ahead, the joint German-French giant will be able to compete with Canada’s Bombardier and the Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation on a global scale.
Where does this fit into Eurasia and Turkey? Siemens is already active, having been a major supply and maintainer of signalling systems over the past couple of decades.
In January 2018, Siemens won a tender to supply Turkey with 10 Velaro HST sets at a cost of just below $400m. However, that leaves a deficit of 96 HSTs to fill, according to TCDD’s plans. High-speed rail forms the crux of Turkey’s major investment programme, but it needs suitable locomotives to make its huge spending spree worthwhile.
Image: © Bombardier
No major rail exhibition would be complete with Bombardier, and Eurasia Rail is no different. The Canadian manufacturing giant will be exhibiting in 2019, drawing on a strong market presence in Turkey dating back over two and half decades.
Bombardier has been supplying and maintaining signalling equipment throughout turkey for 25 years, starting in 1989 on the Istanbul Metro. Now, it’s Cityflo system can be found in the most important Turkish underground railway networks.
What will the brand be presenting at Eurasia Rail 2019? It’s too early to say, but chances are its latest eco-friendly train set, the Talent 3, will take pride of place. A first for Bombardier, this adds a greener option to its passenger-focussed line-up.
“With our new battery-operated train, we are putting real innovation on the tracks,” says Michael Fohrer, Head of Bombardier Transportation in Germany, where the Talent 3 will begin maiden operations. “This train is Bombardier’s technological response to challenges such as air pollution, climate change and scarcity of resources. The Bombardier battery-operated train is an attractive option to counter that, both economically and ecologically speaking.”
Join these huge industry names at Eurasia Rail 2019
The biggest names in international rail infrastructure and rolling stock manufacturing will be at Eurasia Rail – will you?
It’s the one and only event of its kind in Turkey and Eurasia, and third largest worldwide.
Held every two years, Eurasia Rail presents the latest advances in train and rail system technology, providing a unique business platform for manufacturers and buyers alike.
Nearly 12,000 visitors come each year to meet 200 exhibitors from 25 countries worldwide. It is the perfect platform to showcase the latest technologies and rail innovations to a motivated, professional audience.
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