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MAFEX - Articles and news items

25 years of high-speed rail in Spain: a beacon of international reference

Issue 3 2017 / 10 May 2017 /

Pedro Fortea, Director of Mafex – the Spanish Railway Association, explains how Spain’s extensive experience and continued developments with high-speed rail make the country a worldwide reference model.

Bogie Design & Developments supplement 2016

Issue 2 2016, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 23 March 2016 /

In our latest free-to-view Bogie Design & Developments Supplement, Volker Brundisch, Product Manager Mechatronics from Bombardier Transportation assesses axle bearings and condition monitoring for railway vehicles, plus Pedro Fortea, Director of MAFEX explains how the Spanish bogies and wheelsets market contributes to the rail industry…

The Spanish railway industry: a benchmark worldwide

Issue 5 2015 / 1 October 2015 /

The Spanish high-speed network has provided the country with one of the most modern and advanced forms of transport to currently exist, placing it at the forefront and as a world benchmark on the matter for many different countries wishing to implement and develop similar railway systems or infrastructures. How and why is Spain regarded so highly? Pedro Fortea, Director of Mafex – the Spanish Railway Association, explores.

Mafex trade delgation to Turkey

Rail industry news / 27 November 2014 /

From November 3rd to 7th, the Spanish Railway Association (MAFEX) organised a trade delegation to Turkey with the aim of strengthening the relations of the Spanish railway sector with this country and supporting the industry’s technological and professional offer facing the forthcoming tenders…

Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013

Issue 6 2013, Supplements / 5 December 2013 /

Total renewal in Denmark is on time and on budget
The European rail industry’s commitment to ERTMS implementation
The signalling sector opens the door to the Spanish industry
Telecommunications: ringing in the new

Renfe and MAFEX collaborate in promoting the rail sector abroad

Rail industry news / 30 October 2013 /

The text provides that the parties will develop different activities, such as technical research and assistance…

Strong commitment from the Spanish rail industry

Issue 5 2013 / 26 September 2013 /

As the result of a strong commitment to research and development, the Spanish rail industry has made available to the international market a modern fleet of rolling stock vehicles for all kinds of transportation for both passengers and goods, plus the offering of skilled train maintenance services as well as innovative track equipment solutions.

Railway transportation has experienced considerable development over recent years. Its great economic and environmental benefits have made it the best choice for improving connections, re-structuring territories, and contributing to sustainable mobility – for both freight and passengers.

The railway network evolution is closely linked to innovations and advances introduced by the industry in a number of fields such as infrastructure and superstructure, rolling stock and maintenance. All elements are essential in promoting the establishment of new connections and the modernisation of lines already in commercial operation.

Spanish rail exports directed towards Thailand and Indonesia

Rail industry news / 25 March 2013 /

MAFEX will be visiting Thailand and Indonesia in a new direct trade mission aiming at promoting the Spanish industry…

The Spanish rail industry – pioneer in technological advances

Issue 5 2010 / 20 September 2010 /

Spanish rail companies represent a pioneering industry that has become one of the main reference points in many transport projects worldwide due to their expertise and highly developed technological advances.

The Spanish rail industry has experienced significant growth during recent years as a result of the technological advances developed by companies in the sector, the quality of its products and services, and the high qualification of its professionals.

Mafex promotes largest participation of Spanish railway companies at Innotrans

Rail industry news / 3 August 2010 /

MAFEX has organised the participation of 47 Spanish rail companies at Innotrans (MAFEX’S stand 115 in Hall 22).