Alstom’s Le Creusot factory has unveiled what the manufacturer describes as the highest-capacity welding robot in the railway sector. The robot supplied by Galilé subsidiary Farman is due to be fully operational by the end of May.

Thales has completed the acquisition of digital security and smart card manufacturer Gemalto.

PK TS subsidiary Tver Electric Transport Mechanical Plant has established two joint ventures. The Russian-Czech joint venture Wikov Reducer Systems will supply gearboxes for EMUs, while the Door Systems Production Co joint venture with Camozzi Pnevmatika will supply doors for main line and urban rail vehicles.

UK infrastructure manager Network Rail is using a tool from Impact Reporting to record and analyse the value of its corporate social responsibility programmes. ‘We can help rail clients build a clearer picture of the important social value activities they’re engaged in, such as outreach in schools, rail safety, suicide prevention, apprenticeships and local economic spend’, said Impact Managing Director Chris Farrell. ‘Impact then allows clients to set targets for further CSR initiatives such as increased volunteering hours, further time spent training and more sustainable development’.

Harting is co-operating with TE Connectivity to supply single pair ethernet for Industrial Internet of Things applications.

Vossloh’s supervisory board has elected Deputy Chairman Ulrich M Harnacke as Chairman, and is to nominated Dr Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta for the now vacant position of shareholder representative at the Annual General Meeting to be held on May 22. The Supervisory Board has also elected Dr Bernhard Düttmann as a new member and Chairman of the Audit Committee.