Welcome to the new joint Rail Automation business
We are delighted to inform you that, as from May 2, 2013, Invensys Rail is part of Siemens’ Rail Automation Business Unit in the Mobility and Logistics Division within the Infrastructure & Cities Sector.
Siemens to acquire Invensys Rail
Siemens provides integrated mobility solutions and already has a significant, established rail automation business with sales of €1.4 billion, employing around 6,500 employees. Invensys Rail will be integrated into this unit headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The new constellation will combine the regional strengths of both organizations for the benefit of their customers.
Naturally, during the integration phase of Invensys Rail, we shall make sure that you are duly informed via our internet about all essential details concerning the business, solutions, projects and contact data of the former Invensys Rail Units.
You will therefore find all applicable information here on this site for a transitional period of time. All relevant Invensys Rail contents will be transferred into the Rail Automation internet during the coming weeks.
If you wish, you may now find out more about the business operations, goals and organization of our new joint Rail Automation Business Unit below.
New Rail Automation Structure
The "Rail Automation" Business Unit with its headquarters in Berlin provides signaling and control systems for worldwide mass transit and mainline rail Services.
The rail automation systems from the world market leader and pioneer of railway signaling systems create the relevant conditions for enhanced safety, punctuality, speed, capacity and energy efficiency both along lines and at stations. They open up the way for trains within the network and specify when, where and how fast trains are to travel. In future, a special focus of “Rail Automation” will lie on the optimization of entire operational sequences within rail transport. Under the keyword “Rail IT”, software solutions are being developed which ensure that complex, frequently existing information is intelligently networked.
This covers operations control systems, inventory and maintenance management, fleet management, staff deployment planning, and passenger information systems. Around the world, around 9,500 staff are engaged in developing and producing innovative solutions in the fields of train control, interlocking systems, operations control systems, components, track vacancy detection, level-crossing protection, rail communications, and cargo automation. The business unit will be acting globally at relevant Locations:
History Successful and from the best of homes
A family tree to be proud of: Invensys Rail descends from Invensys Group, which has a long and successful history in rail automation. The Siemens business unit Rail Automation has been a technical pioneer in rail security and control since the company’s founding.
Invensys plc, headquartered in London, employees almost 21,000 people. The company’s Control unit does business in over 180 countries all over the world. The Invensys Operations Management Division specialize in industrial automation; Invensys Controls concentrates on intelligent control for buildings. Until the integration with Siemens, rail automation was part of Invensys Rail. The unit employs 3,200 people, with around 700 at headquarters in Chippenham.
Siemens AG with headquarters in Berlin and Munich is one the largest electronics and electrical engineering companies in the world. Siemens with its four sectors Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities is active in 190 countries worldwide and employs around 370,000 people. The business unit Rail Automation, which currently has 6,500 employees, is a traditional core business for Siemens. Rail Automation is part of the Mobility and Logistics Division.
New joint RA portfolio – Rail automation in concrete terms
A great portfolio at a glance: We offer best-in-class products and Solutions to provide efficient and competitive mass transit and mainline rail services for passenger and freight Transportation:
1. Rail IT products and applications
• Telecom for Railways
• Passenger Information Systems
• Fleet & Crew Management
• Asset & Maintenance Management
• Operations control Systems
2. Interlocking systems
3. Level-crossing systems
4. Train control systems
• European Train Control System
• Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)
• Positive Train Control (PTC)
• Conventional Automatic Train Protection (ATP)
• Point machines
• Track circuit
• Axle counters
6. Freight, yard, hump control
Further information on the new RA joint portfolio will follow soon on the Rail Automation portfolio Internet: