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Railway supply industry news round-up

12 Jan 2018

United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin and TikhvinChemMash subsidiaries have been certified as compliant with the ISO/TS 22163:2017 quality management standard. UWC said Russian Railways had made compliance with ISO/TS 22163:2017 obligatory for its suppliers and sub-suppliers as part of its strategic quality management policy.

VTG has opened a wagon leasing office at Trelleborg in Sweden to serve the Scandinavian market, a mobile services base in Hamburg which covers northern Germany, and a combined office for its leasing and logistics divisions in Wien.

The Indian Ministry of Railways’ Research Design & Standards Organisation has launched an online vendor registration system, streamlining the process and eliminating the need to visit RDSO.

Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer PT Inka is undertaking a feasibility study for the construction of a factory in Banyuwangi, Acting CEO M Nur Sodiq has told local media.

On January 9-12 UIC attended the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show for the first time, highlighting rail's role in integrated transport, smart cities and sustainability. Director General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux took part in panel discussions, and Chief Digital Officer Francis Bedel participated in a roundtable on cybersecurity.

York EMC Services Ltd has formally changed its name to to Eurofins York Ltd, reflecting Eurofins Group’s acquisition of the company in July 2017 as well the broader range of regulatory compliance products and services it now offers.