Railway supply industry news round-up
Hannover-based software company HaCon became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens within its Mobility Division with effect from June 1, following regulatory approval for the acquisition.
Power generation and energy services group Engie has acquired onboard wi-fi, entertainment, information and data communication technology company Icomera, which has 150 employees in Sweden, the USA, UK, Germany and France.
Talgo SA recorded net revenue of €121m in the first quarter of 2017, compared to €150·1m in the same period the previous year. The company said the decrease was offset by an increase in operating margin to 23·1% as a result of a project profitability review and the mix of projects currently being executed. Adjusted EBITDA in Q1 2017 was €28m and net profit €15·6m.
The quality management system at wagon manufacturer TikhvinSpetsMash has been certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and GOST R ISO 9001-2015 standards. The United Wagon Co subsidiary is now preparing to be audited for IRIS compliance.
Transport, environment and technology communications agency Prova has joined the UK’s Rail Alliance networking organisation, which now has more than 400 members.