35 countries represented in Berlin

InnoTrans strengthens its presence in the international market

From the 21st to the 24th September 2004, the leading firms from the world’s railway industry will be displaying their latest products and services at the Berlin trade fair ground.

With foreign companies accounting for 45% of exhibitors, InnoTrans is further consolidating its position as the world’s leading railway technology fair. This year will see a markedly greater presence of firms from Asia and North America alongside Europe’s major industry players. For the first time, the South Korean, Japanese and American market leaders are also participating.

Chinese centre of competence

In late May, the German High-Speed Initiative opened a centre of competence in Beijing. GHSI is a syndicate composed of the German firms BWG, Pfleiderer and Siemens. Its objective is to provide know-how for the planned high speed main line projects in China, with the help of German Railway (DB AG), and to serve the Chinese Ministry of Railways as technical consultant.

SBB Cargo invests in locomotives

German firms are currently fulfilling two major orders to supply locomotives for SBB Cargo, the rail freight division of Swiss Federal Railways: Vossloh Schienenfahrzeugtechnik in Kiel is supplying 59 diesel locos for shunting and local freight operations (left), while the Kassel plant of Bombardier Transportation is building 18 multi-system electric locomotives for cross-border rail freight traffic (right).

Noske-Kaeser premiere

Part of ThyssenKrupp Technologies, New Zealand’s Noske-Kaeser will be presenting at InnoTrans for the first time, together with its Hamburg-based parent. Noske-Kaeser develops bespoke packages for air-conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, piping and fire extinguishing systems. For example, the German "Metropolitan" luxury trainset and the Shanghai Transrapid trains have been fitted with sophisticated air-conditioning systems developed by the company.

Visit www.innotrans.de for an up-to-date list of exhibitors and information on travel packages and hotel accommodation.

InnoTrans 2004 information

Location: Berlin Trade Fair

Halls 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 25, 26a and 26c

September 21-24 - Trade Fair, 09.00 - 18.00

September 25-26 - Open days, 10.00 - 18.00

Admission (including catalogue):

One-day ticket €30·00

Permanent ticket €40·00

For more details contact:

InnoTrans 2004, Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22, D-14055 Berlin, GermanyTel: +49 (0) 30 3038 2036 Fax: +49 (0) 30 3038 2190