Polish infrastructure contractor Trakcja Polska has been renamed Trakcja-Tiltra following its acquisition by Tiltra Group AB and AB Kauno Tiltai.
Henry Williams has invested £0·75m in a rapid-acting hammer for faster production of fishplates for export. The UK firm supplies around 60000 fishplates a year.
Constraint Technologies has extended its range of infrastructure planning and timetabling packages with the acquisition of Jeppesen's Resource Management System-Rail crew management, scheduling and optimisation software. RMS-R is now know as TPAC Rail Crew and is part of CTI's TPAC Rail suite.
Anchor Concrete is supplying guideway beams for a 1·7 km monorail test track Bombardier is building as part of a C$13·8m investment in its plant at Millhaven near Kingston in Canada, supported by a C$0·75m grant from the Eastern Ontario Development fund.
The first stage of a restructuring of the Systra group was completed on June 30 with the incorporation of holding company Financière Systra into Systra SA, and the transfer of control of consultancy businesses Xelis and Inexia from RATP and SNCF respectively. Supervisory and executive boards were also established. The three entities remain commercially separate but are tasked with developing an integration plan.
The Engine Holding GmbH joint venture of Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Holding completed its acquisition of diesel engine maker Tognum during June.
Siemens and Trackside Intelligence have formed a partnership to develop Track IQ's RailBAM bearing and WCM wheel condition monitoring systems.
SMS Meer is to supply Steel Authority of India's Bhilai plant with a universal rail mill to enable the production of 130 m lengths from early 2013.