CAF Selects the Masats Ramp for the Amsterdam Tram
The new Masats RF2 ramp will be installed on the new streetcars for the Amsterdam public transport company, GVB. CAF will manufacture the trams.
Masats is part of the project “Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors” led by EURECAT, Technology Centre of Catalonia, which has secured European funding for the project.
The CARBODIN project “Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors” has been one of the projects selected in the European Shift2Rail promoting advanced integrated research and innovative solutions for European railway transport.
Shift2Rail selected seventeen projects for the 2019 call from among all the applications from entries all over Europe and associated countries. Two of these projects will be undertaken by Spanish institutions.
The project, which is coordinated by EURECAT, is led by the Composites Department with cross-participation from the areas of advanced manufacturing systems, product development, metal materials, printed electronics, data science & big data analytics and consulting.
Besides MASATS, which will offer its experience in doors and accessibility systems, also participating are EURNEX, RailGroup (a cluster of railway companies) and ERCI (European Railway Clusters Initiative), which will support the project to boost the dissemination of the results. The total budget for the project is €3.5 M.
Masats is a reference in public transport accessibility systems, including passenger doors and accessibility systems for people with special needs.
With more than 50 years of experience supplying electric and pneumatic door systems to the bus and coach industry in addition to access ramps and lifts for PRM, Masats began supplying products for the railway sector in 2008. Its portfolio includes passenger doors, access ramps and steps for rolling stock. In 2016, Masats launched a new division with products for station infrastructure: Platform Screen Doors PSD and Gap Fillers. The company stands out due to its innovative technology and because it is customer and service-oriented. Masats supplies products worldwide from its headquarters near Barcelona and to the North American market from its US-based plant.
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