RAIL SYSTEMS

   

INVENSYS RAIL DIMETRONIC

Invensys Rail Dimetronic is the leading rail signaling company in Spain and Portugal, with over 50 years of experience at the forefront, applying the most advanced technology to integrated traffic safety and control and rail signaling.

Invensys Rail Dimetronic is extensively active all over the world and its head office is located in Madrid with local offices in Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao and Zaragoza, as well as branches in Portugal, Turkey, Venezuela and Brazil.

Sales reached 298 million euro in 2009-2010, with a workforce numbering over 800 professionals, 70% of whom are university graduates.

The business is centered on designing, manufacturing, supplying, installing, putting into service and maintaining Control Equipment and Signaling Systems that allow our clients to manage rail traffic safely and efficiently.

Invensys Rail Dimetronic, alongside the companies comprising Invensys Rail, is undoubtedly one of the most important railway signaling companies in the world. It has great renown and offers advanced technology, supported by experience in safety facilities across different countries and continents, operating in the most varied and complex conditions in the widest possible sense.

In addition to railway signaling work, contracts may include other complementary services such as Communications, Energy, and Information for Travelers or Station Management.

The knowledge and wide experience gained in performing contracts linked to the railway sector mean strict compliance with all required safety rules and practices is ensured when performing work on railway facilities. Invensys Rail Dimetronic has developed a methodology so as to guarantee complete equipment safety for installations as well as complete system safety.

Invensys Rail Dimetronic’s core human resources, its university graduates, are concentrated in Engineering, R&D and Application. This means it remains ahead in railway signaling technology.

Quality Control is a key element at Invensys Rail Dimetronic. This is why it is ISO 9001 accredited, awarded by AENOR, as well as holding the ISO 14000 Environmental Certificate.

Invensys Rail Dimetronic has experienced continuous expansion since its creation, both in its home market and overseas, where its footprint continues to spread and comprises one of the priority development areas for the company.

Origins of Invensys Rail Dimetronic

The origins of Invensys Rail Dimetronic date back to the end of the 19th Century when the companies WABCO (United States and United Kingdom) and Saxby & Farmer’s (United Kingdom) were created, both pioneers in railway signalling and safety. Invensys Rail Dimetronic was created in 1978 due to the division of Dimetal, the licence holder of Westinghouse Brake and Signals, established in Spain in 1949.

Westinghouse Signals purchased 49% of Invensys Rail Dimetronic’s capital in 1979 and, three years later in 1982, the British group Hawker Siddeley bought both companies. In 1991, Hawker Siddeley was purchased by another British group, BTR, leading to the creation of the BTR Rail Group which absorbed Dimetronic.

In 1999, BTR Rail Group merged with Siebe leading to the creation of a new company under the name Invensys. In 2001, the railway signalling division was created, Invensys Rail Systems, which incorporated Foxboro Transportation in Australia in 2000 and a new signalling company in India in 2008. This has led to the company becoming a leading international business in the sector.

Activities

The most important activities performed by Invensys Rail Dimetronic include;

  • Research and Development
    • The development of systems and products linked to the business
  • Safety and Quality
    • Setting, controlling and maintaining safety and quality strategies in product development and processes
  • Marketing
    • Market and client studies
    • New product presentation and launch
    • Monitoring client satisfaction
    • Studies and projects
    • Competition studies
    • Preparing technical documentation for bids
    • Preparing the financial bid
  • Operations
    • New contract reception and management
    • Material and subcontracting management
    • Equipment manufacturing, tests, assembly and transport
    • Equipment installation and set-up
    • Facility maintenance
  • Engineering
    • Engineering for the application of R&D Systems and products to specific contracts

Alliances

Invensys Rail is frequently involved in major projects where there is a need to form alliances with other organizations.

We are therefore very experienced in establishing and maintaining productive relationships based on integrity and open communication. As a result, projects are completed to the satisfaction of all the parties involved.

Below is just small selection of the some of the organizations we have formed successful and productive alliances with in recent years:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Amec
  • CAF
  • McAlpine
  • Carillion
  • BIRSE
  • Grantrail
  • Siemens
  • Bombardier
  • Thales
  • Marubeni
  • ACS Dragados

Values of Invensys Rail Dimetronic

Invensys has worked on the formulation, communication and distribution of Values that comprise the business philosophy and support for business culture. The basic aim of setting corporate Values is to have a single reference framework inspiring and governing business life and professional performance when doing our work.

Systems and Products

  • Systems for High Speed Lines
  • Systems for Conventional Main Line
  • Systems for Automatic Metro
  • Systems for Conventional Metros
  • Railway Control
  • Systems for Freight and Low traffic
  • Maintenance Activities

Customers of Invensys Rail Dimetronic

SPAIN: ADIF
SPAIN: RENFE
PORTUGAL: REFER
SPAIN: TMB
SPAIN: MADRID METRO
PORTUGAL: TRENSURB
SINGAPORE: SMRT
NEW ZELAND: ONTRACK
TURKEY: TCDD
SPAIN: VALENCIA METRO
PHILIPINES: PHILIPINES NATIONAL RAILWAYS
ROMANIA: METROREX
VENEZUELA: C.A. CARACAS METRO
SPAIN: ARGEL METRO
BRASIL: CPTM
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI RAILWAYS ORGANIZATION