TRAKO International Railway Fair will take place from 19 to 22 September 2023 at AMBEREXPO in Gdansk. TRAKO is the largest and most prestigious gathering of the railway industry in Poland and the second largest in Europe. It also provides an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and meet within the industry. More than 500 exhibitors from at least several dozen countries are expected to attend the 15th anniversary edition of the fair, including already confirmed national pavilions from Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine and the UK. More than 25,000 trade visitors from over 40 countries are also expected to attend.
The representation of Czech companies is organized under the official participation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) and the Association of Railway Industry Companies (ACRI). 11 Czech companies will present themselves at the joint stand and another 25 at individual stands. “TRAKO is of fundamental importance for the Czech railway industry. ACRI members attended this traditional trade fair in large numbers this year. The fair offers them a great opportunity to present themselves on the Polish market,” says Marie Vopálenská, ACRI’s CEO, adding: “It is a unique opportunity to develop business contacts, which brings major business successes, namely, the supply of rolling stock, signalling and control systems, wheelsets or the testing of Polish products by Czech research institutes and laboratories.
Czech footprint in Poland
Poland is a traditional partner for Czech companies in the railway industry, and there are a number of specific common projects. “Very successful are the deliveries of trams and metro cars by ŠKODA GROUP. Significant are the orders in the field of signalling systems by AŽD PRAHA for metro and railway and it is worth mentioning other partial deliveries of components and services by ACRI member companies”.
Discover the future of sustainable public transportation with innovative solutions from Škoda Group at the Trako 2023. The spotlight will be on widely recognised Škoda components and digital innovations. Visitors of the fair trade are welcome to visit booth B09 to explore the HVAC system and traction motor designed for metro trainsets. On September 20th at 1 p.m., Škoda Group will host an exclusive press conference speaking of autonomous technologies as a solution for reducing costs. This event promises to provide exclusive insights into sustainable solutions that can positively impact public urban transport.
Leading Czech supplier of control and signalling systems for transportation is inviting to a presentation of the latest trends in the field of autonomous and fully digital railways, ERTMS and railway signalling technologies, hall A/27.
” We are proud to participate in TRAKO, which is growing in importance in Central Europe, and we are pleased to be exhibiting under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and ACRI. This year we will bring to Gdansk the FLEXIO seat with an innovative design, adapted to the requirements of the end customer on the Polish market, i.e. PKP IC in particular.” – T. Boruta, Sales Director.
VUKV carries out the applied research in the areas of strength, braking, running comfort, test methods and processes. In the area of development the scope of employment the project and design works of all kinds of rail vehicles, bogies and vehicle parts for renowned European and worldwide producers. The calculation analyses are self-evident. The testing laboratory is accredited to carry out the type tests of rail vehicles and containers except of electric ones in terms of Technical specifications for interoperability (TSI), European standards (EN) and UIC leaflets. The active cooperation with national safety bodies, legal persons, operators and infrastructure managers is provided in terms of consultancy activities.
ReDAT, business division of RETIA, provides sophisticated system used for recording voice, screen and other relevant data. The ReDAT system ensures dispatch systems are capable of analysis, online monitoring and controlling situations as they appear in a comprehensive manner using all available resources at all times. The system also allows users to create complex reports that are automatically generated and sent according to the user’s requirements.
TTC CONTROLS / UniControls
TTC CONTROLS specialises in the development, manufacture and installation of control systems and electronic equipment for rail vehicles and industry. It specializes mainly in applications requiring high reliability in demanding working environments. In 2020, it acquired the UniControls brand, thereby strengthening its position as a supplier of technology to the rail industry. In addition to the Czech Republic, the UniControls brand is represented in a number of European and Asian markets. TTC CONTROLS continues to expand its product portfolio and is able to offer a wide range of control systems and electronic equipment in the field of transport technology. Emphasis is placed not only on high reliability and long-term availability of products, but also on an innovative approach and compliance with standards.
ACRI – Association of Czech Railway Industry
Pobřežní 224/20, Praha 8, Czech Republic
Marie Vopálenská, ACRI CEO
firstname.lastname@example.org; www.acri.cz; 603 843 563