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Railway technology

Innovation network for the entire value chain

The German rail industry generates annual revenues of approx. €12 billion and thus holds a significant share of the world market. Some of the largest and most signifi­cant German rail transport suppliers are located in Bavaria. The industry structure in Bavaria is characterized by global players, such as Siemens Mobility GmbH, Knorr-Bremse SfS GmbH, and a number of innovation-focused, highly specialized SMEs. The largest European rail enterprise, Deutsche Bahn AG, has established its central develop­ment center, DB Systemtechnik GmbH, in Bavaria.


Objectives, tasks, and focus areas of the cluster

The cluster bundles the competencies of strong regional railway technology partners along the value chain and strengthens their global competitive position by, for ex­ample, initiating innovation projects. Innovative projects are initiated in four steering committees. A number of pro­ject groups have been formed for specific project develop­ment from within the steering committees.

The topic focus areas of the four steering committees are:

  • Infrastructure and energy
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Train control and protection
  • Vehicles

Multiregional events, such as the »Forum Railway Technology Bavaria«, are organized by the Railway Technology Cluster for the further exchange of current developments.

The Cluster Railway Technology is managed by CNA e. V. In addition to the Cluster Railway Technology, CNA also coordinates Bavarian logistics initiatives on behalf of the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Building and Transport.CNA aims to strengthen and continuously develop the transport and logistics sector’s competitive position along the value chain.

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Karl-Hermann Klausecker

Cluster Spokesman

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Dr.-Ing. Werner Enser

Cluster Managing Director

Annette Herbst

Cluster Manager

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