“Australia is an interesting market, like many others they have a great need for maintenance on the railway infrastructure. The difference is that the railway is to a greater extent owned by individual companies, for example, the mining companies who are also responsible for all maintenance on their railways”, says Jonny Granlund, Business Area Manager for Railcare’s Contracting Operations and Machine & Technology.
AusRail is the largest rail exhibition within the Asia and Pacific area and has a large focus on conferences, workshops and other knowledge exchange. During the exhibition, a technical report linked to vacuum technology on the railway will be presented by Dave Ratledge, Senior Consultant at Permanent Way Institution. A large part of the presentation includes Railcare’s work and lessons learned from the work in the UK.
”It will be great to see the interest we receive from Dave’s presentation, and hopefully, it can lead to both new and closer connections where we will have the opportunity to explain more about what Railcare can offer”, says Jonny.
As a kick-off before the AusRail exhibition itself, the informal network Sweden Rail organises an event where approximately 100 visitors from the railway industry in Australia meet Railcare and other Swedish companies for an exchange between the countries.
“We have held similar events in the past within Sweden Rail including, lectures, round-table discussions and panel debates. It has become a really good forum to get together and a very good start to the exhibition for building networks”, says Jonas Lindholm, who coordinates the Sweden Rail network.