TrainFX at Middle East Rail – Dubai

Last week out Managing Director, Qingsong Han, Engineering Director, David Bradley and Sales Manager Jacqui Taylor took TrainFX’s innovative rail technology solutions to the Middle East and to the Middle East Rail Exhibition in Dubai.

Hosting over 5,500 attendees and 300 exhibitors from around the world, the exhibition this year took place over 25th and 26th February 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Together with our partners in China, this continues to help pave the road ahead for exploring the many exciting opportunities in the global export market!

Polly Payne Visiting TrainFX

DfT visit TrainFX

This week, we’ve had the privilege of a visit from Polly Payne of the Department for Transport (DfT)

During her out-of-London visit, the Director General for Rail Group, was keen to see the wide variety of innovations across the East Midlands region. Visiting our offices in the Centre of Derby, we were delighted to offer a complete tour of the facilities and share the progress of our unique seat reservation technology, while offerin which we were able to give her a full demonstration at our on-site simulator unit.

Polly had a great time visiting TrainFX and we look forward to welcoming her back soon!

 

 

TrainFX 2018 Review

As we approach the end of the year, we are already gearing up for next year!  But before we share all the exciting challenges we’re looking forward to in 2019, there is much to look back on in 2018…

After a successful trial for Hefei City Metro System in the Anhui region of China, TrainFX have commenced supply of a bespoke Passenger Information System for 48 x 6 car sets which will run on the Hefei Metro line 2 in 2019.

Improvements

This year we’ve started making improvements throughout our entire manufacturing process.

In addition to investing in new storage infrastructure, the construction of new PCB testing facilities as well as constructing a new programming test booth, we now have all new test bays well under construction and are actively improving and increasing capacity in this area as well as reviewing and making further improvements to our test processes. This means we are doubling our development allowing an even better capability and capacity for our customers during the all important testing phase and throughout the service lifetime.

To compliment this and meet the growing demands of our industry, we’ve also expanded our workforce this year, especially in our production department.

We’ve recently welcomed new members of staff in the warehouse, strengthening the workforce there, so we’ve now also brought in additional support in a team leader position to liaise between production manager and manufacturing department.

New ISO Standards

Our QHSE Manager, Martin Lyons led on adopting the very latest ISO standards, having recently completed the Lloyds approved Internal Auditor course. In addition, our Operations Manager, Andy Wakefield, who also completed the Auditor course, has attained new certifications as an IEng (Incorporated Engineer) and CMgr (Chartered Manager).  Andy has also been working hard to put in place new internal training schemes, which help support the development of our team and efficiency of our processes!

Together with successful shows over in Berlin, Germany for Innotrans as well as right here in our back yard for RVE 2018, it truly has been a great year to look back on!

Innotrans and Rail Vehicle Exhibition 2018

It’s Exhibition Season at TrainFX!

TrainFX Stand at Innotrans 2018 in Berlin

It was time once again to bring our showstopping, modular demonstration stand on the road, this time all the way to the Messe Center in Berlin!

The team from TrainFX, together with parent company, CETT, welcomed hundreds of visitors, and staged demonstrations of our bespoke designed hardware and real-time services.

From across the sea to across the street, our next port of call was to the Rail Vehicle Enhancements show in our home town of Derby.

RVE 2018

“Moving between representing our brand and expertise on the world stage at in Berlin, and back home in Derby, really reflects our dynamic market position”, explains Sales Manager, Jacqui Taylor. “It’s testament to how we are growing our influence in international markets, while retaining that agile sensibility, being able to react to new ideas and form innovative solutions, by really listening to our clients and working together to establish the best possible bespoke solutions”.

Visit TrainFX at Innotrans 2018

TrainFX is excited to be attending this year’s biggest and best international rail industry exhibition, Innotrans in Berlin, Germany at the prestigious Messe Berlin.

We will be bringing our custom designed stand with us which shows our complete product range with real-time connectivity, allowing us to demonstrate our equipment using real-time journey information and run routes via headcode, right there in Hall 2.1, stand 417!

This is your chance to experience the TrainFX fully integrated solution and learn more about the incredible passenger and operator benefits you’ll enjoy.

Visit us at Hall 2.1 Stand 417 - Innotrans 2018

September is fast approaching and we can’t wait to see you there! Innotrans is one of the biggest and busiest rail industry shows in the world, so to be sure you don’t miss us, why not book your own personal demo slot?

To book your appointment directly with us, use our contact form or call our Sales Manager, Jacqui Taylor today on 01332 366175.

Download Hall 2.1 Map to help find us, (we are stand 417)

David Bradley - TrainFX win innovation award

TrainFX Win Best Innovation Award

Last week TrainFX picked up the exclusive award for “Best Innovation Idea” 2017 presented by Wabtec Faverley UK, part of the multi-national Wabtec group and a key player in the global rail manufacturing industry.

Wabtec innovation award

The accolade was awarded during their supplier day event, held in Leicester and attended by numerous industry suppliers and buyers alike. During the day, our Sales Manager, Jacqui Taylor and Engineering Director, David Bradley gave a presentation and demonstrated their fully integrated, real-time passenger information solutions.

Accepting the award on behalf of TrainFX, Mr Bradley explains, “This award and the achievement it represents truly reflects the hard work and dedication of  all of our staff and our drive to engineer not just bespoke turn-key solutions, but solutions which are the result of really listening and understanding our customers needs and the unique challenges they face.

TrainFX leads by example as Derby strengthens ties with China

 

TrainFX leads by example as City strengthens ties with China

Recently, TrainFX’ Managing Director, Qingsong Han visited China as part of the delegation led by Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait.

The “Midlands Engine” China mission, organised by the China-Britain Business Council and Midland Engine, was to establish key contacts and a spirit of collaboration, to look at opportunities to work together and drum up support for Chinese investment in our local companies and institutions. In particular, the delegation focused on promoting a partnership between Derby and the Chinese City of Hefei in Anhui Province.

Derby City Council are keen to demonstrate the benefits of foreign investment in Derby – TrainFX have already been leading the way and have become an example of what is possible.

TrainFX is one of first companies in the region to demonstrate a prosperous, mutually-beneficial working relationship with China and we are proud to be leading by example. This year, we have established a joint venture with Anhui Comprehensive Research Institute (AHCTRI) Co., Ltd, based in Hefei. This partnership capitalises on our design expertise for on-train communications systems, and AHCTRI’s local network and experience, helping us reach the international market and compete on the global stage.

Our joint venture with China provides the perfect platform for exploring further afield, not just for us but for our customers too. It is hoped this can pave the way for similar successful relationships for other Derbyshire-based businesses.

UPDATE: 21ST FEB 2017———–

TrainFX were mentioned in a Derby Telegraph article on Monday 20th February, about a proposed twinning of the Chinese hi-tech district of Xinbei with the East Midlands city. Read more here: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/chinese-delegation-wants-to-twin-xinbei-district-with-derby-as-they-have-so-much-in-common/story-30149509-detail/story.html

 

LCD Fleet Roll Out

TrainFX are delighted to announce the roll out of our new Passenger Information Systems with our full colour, LCD screens on-board the first set of Porterbrook owned class 158 vehicles running on Great Western routes. This is the first in a substantial roll out of LCD displays, so keep an eye out as they pop up across numerous fleets over the next few years!

LCD Technology Breakthrough

TrainFX have been busy developing another addition to their range of innovative products, this time in the form of Passenger Information Systems using LCD technology.  These new, full-colour screens offer clear, crisp text and graphics along with HD multimedia capabilities and real time clock.  In addition to the enhancements, we’ve still ensured the screens are PRM TSI compliant.
These innovative screens are currently being showcased on Porterbrook’s Class 144 evolution demonstrator vehicle.
**UPDATE** – NOW ROLLING OUT ACROSS GREATER WESTERN ROUTES

Introducing our brand new website

Welcome to the new look TrainFX website!

In addition to the new contracts and systems we have been developing this year, we have also been hard at work developing our brand new website. Not a few tweaks or just a fresh lick of paint, but a complete re-imagining from the ground up.

With our redesign, we wanted to build a platform to explain and showcase our products, services as well as our values and approach in a way that is as innovative and forward thinking as the rail technology solutions we supply! Core to delivering the new web experience for our visitors is embodying the values of our company; it should be clean, accessible, responsive and a great communicator!

The site was developed in-house by the same media production team who bring our LCD screen content to life on board rail vehicles.

Interested in how the TrainFX Media team may be able to assist you? Get in touch direct by dropping an email to media@trainfx.com.