Wien climatic wind tunnel operator Rail Tec Arsenal has split its Project Execution division into separate Rail & Road Vehicles and Aviation & Technical Systems divisions, to cater for the different needs of the sectors.

Harting Technology Group has commissioned a robot which simulates real-world operating conditions to test inter-vehicle connecting cables. The entire life-cycle can be replicated in accordance with a route profile, allowing loadings on the cables to be adjusted and documented.

Hoppecke Group has created Intilion as a dedicated lithium-ion storage technology division, Based at Zwickau and Paderborn in Germany, Intilion will oversee the group’s activities relating to lithium-ion storage for motive power and other applications, including emergency power and traction in the rail sector.

Voith has launched MyVoith, an online platform that brings together its digital services and business-related information in one location to provide customers and suppliers with personalised access to their applications, services and data.

Waste management group CSG has obtained UK Rail Industry Suppliers Qualification Scheme accreditation. ‘After registering with RISQS, CSG created a series of policies and procedures to be in-line with railway work requirements and were audited to ensure the systems in place were compliant‘, said Permitting & Compliance Manager Antony Gerken. ‘Under direction from the operator, we can work with the lines still open, which is a great benefit to our clients.‘

Siemens Mobility Ltd's plant at Hebburn in northeast England has opened a dedicated manufacturing line for Sitras ASG25 air-insulated switchgear for 25 kV 50 Hz AC traction power supplies. The equipment was initially developed in Germany, and has been re-engineered to meet UK requirements.

Passenger information system supplier Televic Rail and motorsport technology company McLaren Applied Technologies have agreed to collaborate in the design and supply of seat reservation and occupancy systems.

UK leasing company Porterbrook has signed the Dying to Work Charter, which forms part of a campaign seeking additional employment protection for terminally ill workers. ‘We are proud to sign the Dying to Work Charter to ensure that no one suffering from a terminal illness will be denied the support and dignity they deserve’, said CEO Mary Grant. ‘As an employer it is our duty to help the members of our workforce through thick and thin’.