The UNlSlG Consortium (UNISIG) is pleased to announce its acceptance, with effect from 1 January 2010, of an application for Associated Membership from MERMEC S.p.a.
MERMEC, based in Monopoli, Bari, Italy, is a developer and supplier of both onboard and trackside railway signalling equipment. The company becomes the second new Associated Member of UNlSlG since its formation in 1999.
The full members of UNlSlG are Alstom Transport, Ansaldo STS, Bombardier Transportation, lnvensys Rail Group, Siemens Mobility and Thales Rail Signalling Solutions; AZD Praha s.r.o became the first Associated Member of UNlSlG on 1 January 2009.
Dr Maurizio Rosi, Ansaldo STS and Chairman of the UNlSlG Steering Committee, said "On behalf of the UNlSlG partners I warmly welcome MERMEC as our second Associated Member. We are all looking forward to working with their experts in the various UNlSlG activities during this year and, hopefully, for many years in the future."
Mr Silvano Brandi, MERMEC Group CEO, said "I am very proud that MERMEC has been accepted into the group of leading world companies developing ERTMS/ETCS technical specifications. We are investing considerable resources in research and development and we are fully committed to bring all our best ideas and contributions to the UNlSlG Consortium. We are ready to actively contribute and to do our share in making interoperability across European railway networks a reality".