New Era for Frauscher
Frauscher has transferred its Fibre Optic Sensing (FOS) activities to a separate company – and relaunched the entire corporate brand.
Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of Frauscher Sensor Technology Austria has received the RDSO (Research Designs and Standards Organisation) approval for the Axle Counting System ACS2000. The components for the system itself can now be produced in an own production plant on site, which was opened in November 2014.
The approval was granted based on the existing CENELEC assessment, many years of very successful operations in different countries and the proof of operational functionality and reliability under Indian conditions.
This achievement marks a milestone of Frauscher in India. The company is now established as an Indian supplier of innovative wheel detection and axle counting systems. Michael Thiel, CEO Frauscher Sensor Technology, comments the further strategy of the company in India as follows: “After various installations in the Mumbai area Frauscher India will spread out their activities all over the Indian Railway network. Based on our experiences and our highly motivated and qualified team here in India, we are going to develop and introduce further innovative systems in this market. With the new manufacturing capabilities Frauscher India is now an important pillar of our growth strategy in India and South East Asia.“
Frauscher products are ideal for India
“The Indian market is going to be the world’s biggest market in the area of axle counting within the next decade. With the attainment of RDSO approval, we are now looking forward to securing long term contracts which will contribute to our growth within this market. Frauscher products are ideal for India, since they offer global technology and expertise, combined with localization and customization to suit the Indian Railway Industry,” Alok Sinha, Managing Director of Frauscher India Private Ltd. says.
He is also very proud of the ability to transfer Frauscher’s know how to the production plant on site. “To guarantee the high quality standards worldwide, we implemented the same production processes and test equipment as used in Austria in the production in India. By April 2015 the first ACS2000 systems should be produced in Mysore.”
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