Berlin: In Japan it takes seven minutes to clean the Shinkansen, in Austria train toilets are decorated with photographic wallpaper and fragrant aromas, while in Switzerland digitalisation is on the march, with robots being used to clean station floors. And in Germany customers can use WhatsApp to provide the railway operators with up-to-date details about areas that require cleaning.
Today’s transport companies are coming up with all sorts of ideas with the aim of creating a pleasant atmosphere in public transport. At InnoTrans 2018 an entire hall is available for exhibitors to reveal the latest specialised products and innovations in the field of public transport. In hall 7.2 c leading companies from Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, France, Austria, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany are demonstrating how train interiors and exteriors can be expertly cleaned. The range of products includes toilet waste disposal systems and washing facilities as well as cleaning, care and disinfectant products.
The Italian company Bitimec has booked almost twice as much floor space at the coming InnoTrans. Garrandale Rail from the UK, TEIJO Pesukoneet from Finland and Glogar Umwelttechnik from Austria are all displaying their products for the first time at InnoTrans, with their sights set on selling to the international market.
Glogar Umwelttechnik: “In addition to a cleaning gel for use on very dirty surfaces and underfloor areas on rail vehicles, we are also displaying a neutral rust remover as well as a gel-type acidic rust film and graffiti remover to visitors attending InnoTrans. Our objective is to acquire customers all over Europe.”
Teijo Pesukoneet: “InnoTrans provides us with a great opportunity to address business partners from all over the world at a single event. The rail sector is a growing market for our products. Here at the trade fair we are displaying a new generation of single and multi-stage cleaning machines. These machines are intended for use in repair shops and for more demanding cleaning purposes.”
InnoTrans is regularly attended by over 150 international transport companies, which come in search of the relevant items from the wide range of products on show, as well as to obtain information about new developments.
InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 2,955 exhibitors from 60 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 137,391 trade visitors who came from 119 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin. The twelfth edition of InnoTrans will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 18 to 21 September 2018. More details are available online at www.innotrans.com