Railway technology

Innovation network for the entire value chain

The German rail industry generates annual revenues of approx. €10 billion and thus holds a world market share of approx. 15 percent. Some of the largest and most significant German rail transport suppliers are domiciled in Bavaria. The industry structure in Bavaria is characterized by global players, such as Siemens AG Division Mobility, 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.

The cluster bundles the competencies of strong regional railway technology partners along the value chain, and thus strengthens the global competitive position of these railway technology partners. Innovative projects are initiated in four steering committees. From within the steering committees a number of project groups have been formed for specific project development.


Objectives, tasks, and focus areas

The focus areas of the four steering committees are

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

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

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's objectives are to strengthen and further develop the competitive position of the transport and logis tics sector along the value chain.

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Karl-Hermann Klausecker

Cluster Spokesman

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Dr.-Ing. Werner Enser

Cluster Managing Director

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