- More than 3,000 exhibitors
- International participation at over 60 per cent
- More than 140 vehicles at Outdoor Display
- Over 100 products make their world debut
Berlin: This year, more than 3,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their products on an area of 200,000 square metres, covering 41 halls and 3,500 metres of rail track at the world’s largest rail transport trade fair in Berlin. 62.3 per cent of the exhibitors in the German capital will be from abroad. A total of 60 countries will be represented, including Bahrain, Belarus, Egypt, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. New Zealand will be taking part for the first time.
In about six weeks from now there will be 140 vehicles on show at the Outdoor Display, including road/rail vehicles, innovative container wagons, carriages, regional trains, double-decker carriages, trams, underground trains, maintenance vehicles, tunnel cleaning vehicles, rescue vehicles, (hybrid) locomotives, trainsets, and many others too.
The Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure will be exhibiting for the first time and will be represented with four vehicles. Tatravagónka Poprad will have six vehicles on display at InnoTrans 2018. Stadler will be impressing visitors with seven exhibits for S-Bahn Berlin alone, as well as with its FLIRT model for the Swiss network ‘Schweizerische Südostbahn’. Plasser & Theurer will be represented with a universal tamping unit, while among the seven vehicles being shown by Siemens Mobility will be the Inspiro Sofia underground train. Daimler will be showcasing its Unimog U 423 and Vossloh Locomotives will be displaying its DE 18 locomotive, to name just a few.
Aptis, ColumBus, E-Solar City, Urbino 12 electric and Trollino 12 will be circulating on the Bus Display’s demonstration course and will be inviting visitors to take a test ride. 19 exhibitors will be showing their electro-mobility products in the Summer Garden.
The South Entrance will feature a further highlight, namely the innovative train (Ideenzug) of Deutsche Bahn, which will be demonstrating the future of passenger comfort on rail journeys. On board, passengers will be able to exercise on their way home from work, hold lounge meetings, or relax in a so-called power-napping compartment.
Exhibitors at InnoTrans will be putting on a spectacular display of new and innovative products and those debuting on the world stage. This year, more than 400 new products will be on show, including over 130 world premieres. To find out more readers can simply look at theInnovation Report and get information on companies such as KORA, JUMO, Cactus CCS, UFHO, Colibri and NEXTGen.
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.