The UNISIG Consortium (UNISIG) is pleased to announce the acceptance, with effect from 1 January 2014, of the application for Full UNISIG Membership from AŽD Praha and CONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES, S.A. (CAF).
This is a major milestone since the existence of UNISIG as 2 new companies have become Full Members of UNISIG. Prior to this enlargement, the Full Members of UNISIG were the founding members: Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Bombardier, Siemens AG and Thales.
AŽD Praha is a longstanding Czech supplier of railway signalling equipment and was the company to join as the first Associated Member of UNISIG in 2009.
CAF, based in Beasain, Spain, is well known as a supplier of a full range of Railway Rolling Stock and Railway Transportation Solutions, including trackside and onboard signalling and control systems. CAF joined UNISIG as Associated Member in 2012.
Jacques Poré, Alstom, and Chairman of the UNISIG Steering Committee, said “On behalf of the UNISIG partners I warmly welcome AZD and CAF as Full Members of UNISIG. The professionalism of the two companies and their full commitment to UNISIG works as Associated Members was highly appreciated. I look forward to continuing our strong collaboration in the future”.
“During the last few years, AZD and CAF have proven to be ready for Full Member status at UNISIG”, said Michel Van Liefferinge, “In their new status UNISIG will increasingly build on their support in the ERTMS/ETCS standardisation work”.