Siemens ac­quires WA rail tech rm MRX Tech­nol­ogy

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Perth-head­quar­tered in­ter­na­tional rail sup­port com­pany MRX Tech­nolo­gies is soon to be un­der Siemens’ con­trol.

Pur­chase of the rail sys­tems ser­vices rm with an of­fice in the UK city of Derby should be com­pleted in early Au­gust, ac­cord­ing to the pur­chaser.

“By bring­ing MRX Tech­nolo­gies into the Siemens fam­ily we not only strengthen our ca­pa­bil­ity and of­fer­ing to the rail in­dus­try but we also have the abil­ity to take that busi­ness to a global level,” Siemens Aus­tralia and New Zealand CEO Jeff Con­nolly says. “This ac­qui­si­tion makes a lot of sense in a time when dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion tech­nolo­gies are key to un­lock­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity gains – that is get­ting more out of ex­ist­ing rail in­fra­struc­ture and adding in­tel­li­gence to ex­ist­ing rail in­fra­struc­ture.

“I’ve re­cently spent time at our hi-tech rail data ser­vices cen­tre near Mu­nich, where cus­tomers in Rus­sia, Bangkok, the UK and Spain to name a few are see­ing in­cred­i­ble re­sults through in­tel­li­gent data.

“MRX Tech­nolo­gies is a homegrown busi­ness that com­ple­ments our ex­ist­ing data ser­vices busi­ness.”

The global rm has form with pick­ing up lo­cal in­no­va­tions, such as Queens­land’s vac­uum cir­cuit breaker Fus­esaver, used to in­crease re­li­a­bil­ity of ru­ral elec­tric­ity net­works.

Seen as a t for Siemens’ pre­dic­tive main­te­nance thrust, MRX Tech­nolo­gies of­fers dig­i­talised con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing of rolling stock com­po­nents and rail in­fra­struc­ture aimed at sav­ing costs.

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