// Vossloh and Rhomberg Sersa create joint venture to strengthen their infrastructure competence

With a joint venture, Vossloh and Rhomberg Sersa are strengthening their integral approach to an optimized lifecycle management of the rail track. The related contract was signed today on the leading international trade fair for transport technology InnoTrans in Berlin.

Berlin, 18 September 2018. The joint venture, operating as Rhomberg Sersa Vossloh GmbH, is specializing in switch and track maintenance (switch service and diagnosis) and offers a wide range of services for a value preserving infrastructure management. Apart from the economically efficient provision of an operationally safe rail track, the focus is on the long-term asset preservation at an excellent cost-benefit ratio. Rhomberg Sersa Vossloh GmbH has its registered office in Longuich near Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate.

The MR.pro® software developed by Rhomberg Sersa and well accepted in the marketplace provides the new company with a professional inspection and monitoring tool to record, assess and evaluate the condition of the infrastructure and derive appropriate maintenance measures. Moreover, the BahnWege® seminars have become established as the leading seminars in the field of superstructure engineering. “We are pleased to pool our services and competences with our partner Vossloh to offer perfect solutions to our customers,” says Thomas Bachhofner, CEO Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group.

Both partners expect the joint venture to deliver comprehensive synergies with their own services businesses and integral solutions for the lifecycle management. The joint venture is intended to make valuable contributions to ensuring maximum availability and safety of switch and track systems at an optimized budget. “Our cooperation complements the product and service portfolio of either partner in an ideal way,” says Marcel Taubert, Managing Director of Vossloh Rail Services.

The transaction will still have to be approved by the antitrust authorities.

Contact data Vossloh:
Press team Vossloh AG
Phone: (+49 2392) 52-608
Email: presse(at)vossloh.com

Press contact Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group:
Mariahilfstrasse 29, A-6900 Bregenz
Contact: Matthias Moosbrugger
Phone: (+43 5574) 403-2195
Email: matthias.moosbrugger(at)rhomberg-sersa.com

About Vossloh
Vossloh is a leading global provider in the rail infrastructure industry. The Group activities are organized into the three divisions Core Components, Customized Modules and Lifecycle Solutions. Vossloh offers a unique product range for rail infrastructure, all under one roof: rail fastening systems, concrete sleepers, switch systems as well as services related to the value maintenance of the rails. Vossloh thereby makes an important contribution to the mobility of people and the transport of commodities. In the 2017 fiscal year, Vossloh achieved sales of about €920 million with over 3,900 employees.

Further information: www.vossloh.com

About Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group
The Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group is a full railway engineering service provider and offers an almost comprehensive range of railway construction, infrastructure and service products. Its portfolio ranges from track construction, track renewal, track maintenance and the rehabilita-tion of railway tunnels, to railway power supply and communication technology, through to consultancy, planning and design, and logistics services. A special strength of the Group is its innovative product range including slab track systems and the SLS Sersa Second Life System®. The Group's focus is on customer-oriented and tailor-made solutions for light rail, mainline railways, freight lines and private infrastructure, which it implements in the role of general contractor or design and build contractor.

The Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group employs 2.109 members of staff (as per 31st of March 2017). In the financial year 2016/2017 the group generated a turnover of €436 million in seven countries on three continents.

Further information: www.rhomberg-sersa.com

09/19/2018