Voith and PJM announced they are becoming sales partners expanding their product portfolio with the automatic freight coupler CargoFlex and the digital WaggonTracker system that will complement the Voith Group’s product portfolio and sales network.
“Innovation and automation drive rail transport forward, which is urgently needed for climate policy. We are proud to have Voith as an innovative partner with profound industry knowledge and a global sales and service network,” Günter Petschnig, CEO of PJM said.
The WaggonTracker system is a globally unique digital overall system that combines monitoring and automation. Among other things, the system is the basis of automated brake testing, which is an essential element in the modernisation of rail freight transport. PJM’s automated brake testing system was recently positively evaluated as the first reference system in Europe and is already undergoing extensive operational trials.
Voith is one of the leading manufacturers of coupler systems. The CargoFlex automatic freight coupler, which has been successfully used on hundreds of freight wagons for years, is just one of numerous innovations. The proven innovations WaggonTracker and CargoFlex complement each other ideally as an overall system solution for digital and automated freight transport. The automatic freight coupling leads to a higher competitiveness of rail freight transport, due to, among other things, faster shunting processes and train formation, increased work safety, shorter transport times and a higher driving speed.
With their partnership, the two companies are thus expanding their development cooperation in the field of digitised logistics management, announced in the fall of 2021, to include a sales partnership. Voith and PJM will collaborate over the next years to provide rail freight market digital solutions focused on automation and automatic couplers.
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