S Nov 2012
InnoTrans 2012

Innotrans 2012 – a record edition

2515 exhibitors, 104 world premieres, 144 Italian companies exhibiting.

A great deal of focus on technology and sustainability. Managing directors of the leading companies operating in Italy have commentated on this edition for us and analyzed market trends.

With 19% more visitors than in 2010, Innotrans (already at it’s ninth edition) reaffirmed itself as the world’s leading trade fair for the railway industry.

Over the course of four days, no less than 126,110 trade visitors flocked to the pavilions of the Berlin Trade Fair with 50% of them coming from outside Germany. A figure which, especially in light of today’s economic climate, shows just how the rail sector is still brisk and guarantees concrete business opportunities especially in emerging markets. The market of the rail industry passes through Berlin, in fact 2515 companies (144 from Italy) took part in this year’s edition. There was a significant presence of Chinese companies, such as CSR whose stand exhibited its entire range of high-speed trains including, amongst others, the CHR 380, derived from the test train with over 21,000 kW of power, not to mention Japanese companies, including Hitachi which is beginning to export its trains to the United Kingdom and Ukraine.

And it has to be said that the mock-up of Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa 1000 did not fail to stir up an enormous amount of interest at its very first international showing after its presentation in Rimini in August …

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