InnoTrans Internation Fair for Transport Technology in Germany
All types of railway transport from unmanned trams to double-deck sustainable trains were presented at InnoTrans International Fair for Transport Technology in Germany. One of the major innovations of this year is the high-speed rail automobile. The module is capable of speeds up to 500 kilometres per hour and transport six people. The largest railway industry fair was attended by more than 3,000 companies from 60 countries. Kazakh manufacturer Aktobe Rail and Sections Works is one of them. The company was looking for new European partners at the fair.
VALERIY OBILETS, DIRECTOR GENERAL, RAIL AND SECTIONS WORKS:
- Our products are in high demand at InnoTrans. Kazakhstan’s dynamic development and the innovative technologies that we currently apply attracted our partners’ attention. Partners from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland became very interested. Our partners from France also expressed interest in our products.
Members of the Kazakh delegation held a number of negotiations with foreign partners. In particular, German entrepreneurs mentioned the development of transit traffic in Kazakhstan, including favourable location, modernized infrastructure and reduction of freight delivery time from China to Europe.
UWE LEUSCHNER, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EURASIA, DEUTSCHE BAHN:
- This meeting will allow us to strengthen our cooperation. Kazakhstan is an important transit country that increased its potential over the past 10 years. We are partners in container transportations between Europe and China.
This year, the international railway fair was attended by a record number of visitors. The event organizers registered that 160,000 people from more than 150 countries visited the fair in 4 days.