Infrastructure, Transport and Industry

SITL Europe 2016 promises a content-rich programme serving transport, freight forwarding and the logistics chain, Paris 22-25 March

Alice Faure - 18-févr.-2016 17:53:38

The only exhibition in France and internationally to cover all the links in transport, freight forwarding and the logistics chain is SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. It is a hub for discussion and discovery on the challenges, trends and innovations in the sector. More than 100 conferences will take place during the exhibition The 2016 conference programme consists of 10 highlighted themes which have been designed and will be chaired by the members of the Strategic Committee, all of whom are logistics, transport and/or supply chain directors of major companies in manufacturing and retail. They will focus on new consumer expectations, sustainable development, the link between industrial logistics and e-commerce, urban logistics, tracking the cold chain, the spare parts supply chain, distribution networks evolution, the digital revolution and the new business of operational excellence. For several years now, an increasing number of special programmes have been developed for SITL Europe: A series of conferences will be opened on 22 March, with the World Transport & Logistics Forum and the bi-annual presentation by the World Bank of their study into logistics competitiveness. This will be followed by the Overseas Day (22 March), the Waterways Programme (22 March), Maritime Day (23 March), European Rail Freight Day (24 March), and a further series of conferences focusing on dangerous goods logistics (22-25 March).   The programme is concluded with a series of conferences dedicated to Intralogistics (22‑25 March) and a further one on new generation transport equipment (22-25 March). New to the agenda is the first African Logistics Conference , “ Gearing up Africa!”, which explores establishing a logistics chain in Africa. Finally, the first “ Start-up Contest ” has been introduced to the sixteenth edition of the Logistics Innovation Awards this year. Attendees such as Coca-Cola Enterprise, Bolloré Logistics and the start-up Shippeo are representative of the rich variety of the programmes taking place at SITL Europe 2016.   Promoting sustainable logistics Following COP21 in Paris in 2015, sustainable supply chains will be subject to a special focus on the opening day of the exhibition on 22 March, with a conference dedicated to Green Logistics. The conference will feature several programmes aimed at reducing greenhouse gases in transport together with the Fret 21 charter supported by shippers. “With the initiatives of the AUTF, the ADEME and the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, this process is in complete synchronisation with our policy of social and environmental responsibility which aims to achieve a reduction by one third of the carbon footprint of our products by 2020. On the basis of voluntary commitments, Fret 21 helps us establish our objectives and provides technical support to measure its impact.”   – Eric   Desbonnets, Logistics and Client Services Director at Coca-Cola Enterprise (where transport represents 6% of the total emissions)   By following a structured process comprising three courses of action, Coca-Cola Enterprise is therefore committed to reducing its transport CO2 emissions by 30%: 1.   The first course of action is to reduce the number of kilometres travelled by moving production closer to demand, knowing that 90% of soft drinks sold in France by Coca-Cola Enterprise are produced within the country.   “ Since 2009, an investment of €265 million to increase production and reduce carbon footprint has resulted in our five national factories producing almost all our packaging. With rigorous stock management, these measures have reduced our average delivery kilometres to 273km. Over half of the journeys are for less than 150km.” 2.    With collaborative approaches developed with clients and suppliers, the second course of action involves optimisation of the lorries used on the road by using techniques such as “back hauling” and “front hauling”, direct delivery and shared services so as to reduce empty kilometres. 3.   Thirdly, an increase in use of alternative transport and fuel such as using LNG vehicles and combined rail-road transport. Gearing up Africa Responding to an increased interest in Africa, on 22-24 March, SITL Europe 2016 is offering a series of conferences dedicated to the logistics challenges on this continent. “With more than a billion inhabitants and a rapidly developing middle class comprising 130 million consumers, Africa offers an exceptional opportunity supported by multi-billion euro investment programmes in all areas of industry and distribution. In the last five years, economic growth has exceeded 5%.” – Edouard de Vergeron, Managing Director for Africa at Bolloré Logistics Large-scale e-commerce projects With a continuous presence in Africa for over 50 years, Bolloré Logistics is one of the key participants in this series of conferences. Employing 23,100 people, its integrated network covers 46 countries and is complemented with local partners. This gives Bolloré Logistics unequalled expertise in administrative and customs procedures, port and airport transit and management of overland road and rail corridors which provide secure access to landlocked countries. "To control, trace and track in real time across the whole continent, Bolloré Logistics has created an exclusive solution called LINK. It allows our clients to follow their operations with a single interface and a mobile application used by our teams and partners on the ground. From the order through to proof of delivery and reporting, analyses and KPI’s, LINK delivers unique value-added services in the market.” Designed to respond to the logistics requirements of all industries and also of large-scale projects, Bolloré Logistics’ current African network of 300 warehouses is able to support the development of e-commerce businesses such as C-Discount.   Start-up Contest SITL Europe 2016 is also organising the first edition of the Start-up Contest. “This initiative recognises the most innovative start-up in the transport and logistics sector,” explains Alain Bagnaud, Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics Director. Shippeo has developed an innovative solution to manage road chartering allowing the connection in real time of the order givers and their transporters in order to facilitate sharing information and carry out real time tracking of transport services. “The Start-up Contest is a unique opportunity in terms of visibility and awareness for our product. It is an occasion for start-ups to present their innovations to professionals in the sector and to find future partners for large scale development.” – Jean-Bastien Dussart , Co-founder of Shippeo The contest is split into two phases. Having sent their entry between 1 and 26 February, the start-ups go through a first selection process. On 8 March, eight pre-selected entrants are chosen. They are then invited to give a five minute presentation in front of a jury on Friday 25 March at 9:30am. The winner will be announced on 25 March during the sixteenth edition of the Logistics Innovation Awards, taking place at 12pm in Hall 6/Plenary Hall at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. The wi nning start-up will also be awarded with the use of a 9m² exhibitor stand at SITL 2017 in Paris. For further information regarding any of the special programmes and conferences taking place at SITL Europe 2016 or the Start-up Contest, visit www.sitl.eu/en/Home/ or contact: Silviane Dubail, Press Relations Adviser SD Com Tel: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 Email: sdubail@sdcom.fr For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:  fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr


Dynamic traffic & transport start-ups showcase on the French Pavilion at Intertraffic Amsterdam

Alice Faure - 18-févr.-2016 12:06:43

                                Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organising the French Pavilion for the third time at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016, the must‑attend trade show for professionals in the road infrastructure, intelligent transport systems (ITS), road safety and parking sectors. A sector of excellence in France, intelligent transportation translates into an annual market of €4.5 billion in sales revenue, 45,000 direct jobs in the private sector, and more than 1,000 companies. It conducts at least 50% of its business internationally. France first began to use information communication technology (ICT) such as regulated traffic lights and automatic metros from as early as the 1970s. As the 1980s and 1990s progressed, so did its use of ICT, such that it now boasts true expertise in the area.   France’s skill in ITS is world-renowned. It boasts companies that are recognised internationally as leaders in their field, as well as longstanding expertise in the field of design, construction and transport infrastructure operations. France is also known for its expertise and talent in the digital domain, and as such has combined these skills and reaffirmed its reputation for excellence in developing ITS solutions.   The French Pavilion, which spans 120m², will house nine companies specialising in the traffic and transport industry. The show’s recognised impact and the attendance of decision-makers from countries all over the world will make it a must-attend event for any company wishing to position itself on the international scene. Dynamic and innovative, the companies exhibiting on the French Pavilion at Intertraffic Europe 2016 have every intention of winning visitors over with their excellent products.   Visit the Elicium Hall and discover all of the disruptive technology exhibiting on the French Pavilion this year:         For more information on the French Pavilion at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016, visit www.intertraffic.com/amsterdam/ or contact: Aurélien Sostaponti Public Works, Transport & ITS Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 30 81 Email: aurelien.sostaponti@businessfrance.fr Website: www.businessfrance.fr For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613   Email:  fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at: www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/  


A high-quality, diverse range of French products showcases at Bauma 2016 – Munich, 11-17 April

Alice Faure - 17-févr.-2016 17:31:51

  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organising the French Pavilion at the Bauma 2016 trade show in Munich on 11-17 April, on which 28 innovative French companies will exhibit their technologies and know-how. A must-attend event for professionals in the construction and mining industries, Bauma is a benchmark triennial event that enables exhibitors from all corners of the globe to present their innovations to professional visitors to the trade show. It is the ideal place for businesses to discover state-of-the-art technology, make new contacts, build sustainable commercial relationships and boost their growth. The showcasing French companies look forward to welcoming visitors to the various stands that make up this year’s French Pavilion at Bauma: indoors over 390m² in Halls A3 and C3 and outdoors over 650m² in the south zone ( Freigelände Süd ). In 2014, according to the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics , French public works represented 7,804 companies, 258,856 employees, €42.5 billion in sales in France and €24.6 billion in export sales. France’s main clients for capital goods designed for the construction sector are Germany, the USA, the UK, Canada and Belgium. France boasts a number of advantages, including: Recognised know-how, undeniable product quality, experience of major groups and world‑renowned architects and engineers. A policy of active innovation and research and development. Exacting standards – actions to promote prevention and safety, staff safety and certification. The French Pavilion at Bauma 2016 will bring together companies offering a representative range of sector products. Innovation will be the order of the day, with construction equipment and services including equipment for working with concrete and construction machinery, such as lighting balloons, depth control system, hydraulic cylinders, scaffolding and work shelters. Machinery and vehicles designed for the construction sector will also be showcased, along with air-conditioning and heating solutions, safety systems and driving aid systems for site machinery. Come and discover the vast and varied range of companies exhibiting on the French Pavilion at Bauma 2016: Hall A3 ABL LIGHTS: electrical equipment for industrial applications  –   www.abllights.com AGS : Technical solutions for cranes and construction sites, design and implementation of anti‑collision/safety systems, aerial lighting and anemometers. AGS also sells on-board cameras – www.ags-btp.fr AIRMEEX : innovative concepts for engine pollution-control systems and explosion protection - www.airmeex.com ARAMINE: equipment for mines and underground works – www.aramine.com BA INDUSTRY: round-baler belts, chevron belts, staples and vulcanisation – www.ba-industry.com BETOCONCEPT: block walling systems– www.betoconcept.com BRIDGIN: depth checking system for all types of excavators, backhoes and mini-excavators – www.idig-system.com EXSTO: design and modelling of thermoplastic and polyurethane elastomer industrial parts – www.exsto.com GEM INDUSTRY: hydraulic adapters for public works, shipbuilding and the offshore industry – www.gem-industry.com GYS SAS: welding equipment, battery charger systems and bodywork repair systems – www.gys.fr HYDRAUMATEC ENGINEERING: manifold blocks - standard or customised, bare or equipped – www.hydraumatec.com JAY ELECTRONIQUE: industrial radio controls and transmission of information via wireless computer – www.jay-electronique.com LUMIAIR: light and lighting balloons for night work– www.lumiair.com SAHGEV: specialist in hydraulic cylinders– www.sahgev.com SAUDEM: sale of spare parts for tower cranes – www.saudem.com SEPT-ACCESSA: hand-held machines for professionals – www.sept-tools.com SMIE: safety systems, driving aids systems and crane accessories – www.smie.com SNDC: spare parts for air-conditioning/ventilation/heating of industrial vehicles cabins – www.sndc.net STARTER: lifting and handling equipment, for the offshore, defence, industry, and transport sectors – www.starterwinches.com Hall C3 ARIADIS: machinery and spare parts for underground mining production – www.ariadis.fr COPAC: safety equipment and shoring on sites – www.copac.fr Freigelände Süd (south zone) ACREOS: innovative simulators intended to train the driver/machine operator   – www.acreos.eu AMCS TECHNOLOGIES: electronic system installed on site cranes to help the driver in his handling operations – www.amcs.fr CNSE: mobile shelters, block shelters, decontamination shelters, sanitary blocks – www.cnse-france.com MAC 3: pneumatic tools and compressors – www.mac3europe.com MACHINERYZONE.DE: Internet site selling public works equipment– www.machineryzone.de PACLITE EQUIPMENT: equipment for compaction, concrete work, cutting, grinding– www.paclite-equip.com RIVARD: equipment for demolition, dehydration – trenching machines, sweepers, vacuums, excavators – www.rivard.fr F or further information on the French Pavilion at Bauma 2016, visit www.bauma.de/index-2.html or contact: Isabelle Duval, Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 Email : isabelle.duval@businessfrance.fr Website:  export.businessfrance.fr For further information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr


A high-quality and varied French offering on show at Oceanology International 2016

Fran Lambert - 01-févr.-2016 17:54:49

Sixteen innovative French companies will be showcasing products, technologies and innovations across a 180m 2 area on the Business France pavilion (stands J200, K200 and K300) at the Oceanology International 2016 trade show, ExCeL London on 15-17 March. Business France, the national agency promoting internationalisation of the French economy, will be organising the pavilion in partnership with the Méditerranée and Bretagne Atlantique “Pôle Mer” innovation clusters. Oceanology International is Europe’s only event targeting marine exploitation, research, the offshore industry (oil, gas and renewable energies), instrumentation, geophysics and all sectors applicable to the marine environment. As such, it represents an ideal opportunity for French suppliers keen to meet with key decision-makers, find a partner or introduce their products and technologies to foreign professionals in the sector. According to the Pôle Mer clusters, France’s maritime economy currently represents revenue of €53 billion and employs 300,000 people. The world’s second largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ), with a maritime surface area of 11 million km 2 , France definitely has a strong hand to play when it comes to capturing a significant share of these expanding markets. New activities, which did not exist ten years ago, are now worth almost $190 billion. Between now and 2020, emerging markets such as extraction of marine minerals, marine energy, algae-based biofuels and aquaculture should generate global sales of almost $450 billion a year. Come and see the full range of French expertise at stands J200, K200 and K300 on the Business France pavilion , where the following companies will be exhibiting: CADDEN SARL : supplies sensors and systems for positioning, guidance, oceanography and navigation – www.cadenn.fr CISCREA : cameras and subsea lighting, subsea junction boxes and switches – www.ciscrea.fr COMEX SA : the global leader in human and robotic subsea engineering, technology and intervention – www.comex.fr FIT ESIC : an engineering company specialising in high-precision surveys and measurement – www.fit-esic.fr FLUIDION SAS : autonomous sampling and measurement systems for environmental monitoring – www.fluidion.com HYDROPTIC SARL : measurement and control devices and meteorological equipment – www.hydroptic.com IFREMER : marine exploitation research institute – www.ifremer.fr LAPP MULLER : custom cabling systems for maritime and subsea work – www.lappgroup.com OPEN OCEAN SAS : online decision support solutions for the marine industry (on-demand metocean studies) – www.openocean.fr OSEAN SAS : subsea lighting and electronic systems for subsea intervention – www.osean.fr POLE MER BRETAGNE ATLANTIQUE and POLE MER MEDITERRANNEE : innovation clusters with a global reach; development of the maritime and coastal economy – www.pole-mer.fr SATT OUEST VALORISATION : offers businesses attractive innovation resources resulting from public research – www.ouest-valorisation.fr SIG FRANCE : marine seismic equipment, sparker and boomer sources, acoustic sources and electrodes (the multi-strand model of which is well known on ships) – www.marine-seismic-equipments.com SUBSEA TECH : subsea cameras, subsea intervention and inspection, and surface drones – www.subsea-tech.com TECHNICAP : a full range of products and measurement instruments for the marine industry – www.technicap.com A full list of French exhibitors on the Business France pavilion at Oceanology International 2016 can be found here: www.oceanologyinternational.com/     About Business France   Business France is the national agency promoting internationalisation of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering international expansion and export growth among French companies, as well as seeking out and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the attractiveness and economic image of France, its companies and its regions. It manages and develops the International Company Volunteering (V.I.E.) scheme.   Established on 1 January 2015, Business France was formed by merging Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency. Business France has 1,500 employees in France and 70 other countries. It is supported by a network of public and private sector partners.   For more information on Business France, visit www.businessfrance.fr or contact:   Claude Ménard, Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 30 97 E-mail: claude.menard@businessfrance.fr Website: www.businessfrance.fr   For more information on this press release, contact:   Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:  fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at: www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/


France is the second largest exporter of equipment and services for the oil and gas sector, with no production taking place on its territory

Fran Lambert - 18-janv.-2016 18:27:39

’France does not have significant oil and gas resources,’ says Agnès Hagyak, Project Manager for Oil and Gas at the head office for French export-support agency Business France, in a recent interview with Business France Radio. Despite this lack of resources, French companies have managed to do well in this industry, both in the upstream (exploration, production) and downstream (refining) sectors. In fact, France is the second largest exporter in the world. The French industry relies on major companies like Total, NG (natural gas) and Technip, as well as on more than 500 small and medium-sized companies, covering many important services within this industry such as water treatment, telecommunications, software and security equipment. These companies’ goals are now to find more oil and gas clients around the world, find the right areas with viable potential, and offer technologies adapted to new environmental and production-related requirements. Among these targets are the countries of the Gulf. ’In this part of the world, we have both upstream and downstream sectors,’ explains Agnès Hagyak. ’There are many things to do there.’  According to Agnès Hagyak, the International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) to be held in Abu Dhabi on 7-10 November 2016, is ’a very good opportunity to find potential partners and direct clients. This show is also a way for the French to promote their services directly to customers. They must play their cards well abroad.’ Click here   to visit the official ADIPEC website. Click here  to see the companies exhibiting at ADIPEC. Click here  to see the oil and gas companies listed on youbuyfrance.com.


Experts in dangerous goods transportation showcase complete value chain on the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016

Fran Lambert - 18-janv.-2016 15:31:11

For the first time, SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March 2016 in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte, France, will feature the new Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion.  With an exhibition zone and a programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, there will be a complete value chain of experts in dangerous goods transportation, such as accreditation and training organisations, logistics service providers, transport operators, logistics hubs, warehouse and transport equipment (tanks, industrial coachwork, storage) and packaging. Dangerous goods regulations affect everybody. The majority of manufacturers and distributors must ensure security across logistics operations involving dangerous goods. But regulations are frequently misunderstood and the solutions are not immediately obvious.  Regulations applicable to the transportation of dangerous goods, such as the SEVESO III directive, new environmental protection classifications (ICPE), Classification-Labelling-Packaging (CLP) and ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and ADN codes, have become increasingly strict and are constantly evolving. In the fields of transport, logistics and packaging, risk prevention, safety and security are at the heart of supply chain excellence.  A sector of excellence Taking into account all transport modes, 15% of global goods traffic involves dangerous materials. From the point of origin to the final client, their management depends on a value chain of experts conforming to strict guidelines. The regulations are updated every two years through ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and AND codes. Along with hydrocarbons, chemical and gaseous goods, many everyday goods have been classified as ‘sensitive products’ requiring specific logistics procedures. This is the case with perfumes, certain beauty products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, most household detergents, and an increasing number of waste products. ‘In order to respond to a multitude of challenges, SITL Europe 2016 along with the ANCS (National Association of Safety Advisers), is bringing together all experts in the sector,’ says Alan Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics. ‘Thanks to its exhibitors and programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion offers shippers up-to-date information on the regulatory environment, which will offer a real advantage to an increasingly complex sector.’   According to Olivier Bicanic, Customs and International Trade Manager at GMJ Phoenix and Editor of the Solutions TMD guide surveying 600 specialist suppliers in dangerous supply chains, ‘Whether in-house or external, the security adviser is at the centre of the value chain and the daily challenge  they face depends on the diversity of products, the risks associated in their handling and their quantities.’ A 100% ADR network In terms of dangerous supply chains, shippers have high expectations. ‘Given the expertise required for the secure treatment of chemical products, procurement managers are increasingly alert to the capacities  of national, European and international transport and logistics supplier networks. They expect total control over ADR and flexibility in the organisation and management of movement,’ explains Bruno Guillard, Business Development Manager for Chem-Logistics Europe (Dachser France) and member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics. The expectations of the chemical industry are at the heart of the creation of the Dachser Group’s Chem-Logistics solution. With an integrated network of 333 agencies in Europe, 100% ADR, partly SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) evaluated, the Dachser Group has developed a dedicated service based on secure processes, scheduling and packaging equipment specifically for handling, storage, and the transport of pallets.  ‘The Chem-Logistics solution is supported by a team of 164 European security advisers for the transportation of dangerous goods (CSTMD). At the same time, training on classed products and their procedures form part of annual information updates provided to our associates,’ adds Guillard. SEVESO III directive  Based on the quantities of dangerous materials stored, new warehouse standards entered into force on 1st June 2015. ‘Under the title SEVESO III in a European directive transposed into French law, this establishes stricter rules on safety and security. Where an existing building is modified or enlarged, applying the law requires changes to be made to existing installations or – more frequently – new ones to be created,’ says Pascal Robat, a consultant specialising in logistics and transportation to different urban areas. A member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics, he worked on the planning for the LOGIPARC 03 multimodal hub in Moulins, a town in the Allier department of France.  Conceived under the framework of standard ISO 14001, the logistics park will open in early 2017 as the first SEVESO III certified building.  Following an agreement signed in February 2014 with the Moulins urban area on the initiative of the company Eiffage Construction, the building will be operated by Transports Bourrat and will offer a storage capacity of 18,000m². This multipurpose storage capability, the only of its kind, is designed to handle most products included in the new nomenclature for ICPE-classified installations. With access to road and rail connections and combined rail-road, the space can be sub-divided into several units of up to 500m². Regulatory monitoring Regulations that aim to facilitate data sharing between dangerous goods actors could enter into force in 2017-2019 by converting to the digitisation of transport documents using telematics systems. To this effect the presence of MD Service will allow for the presentation of the GEOTRANS MD project. ‘GéoTransMD is an ambitious joint project on the Geolocation of Dangerous Goods presented at the fifteenth call for projects by the Fonds Unique Interministériel (Single Interministerial Fund – FUI15). It aims to define European telematics architecture which ensures the delivery of secure data on the quality and quantity of dangerous goods transported by road, rail or inland waterways,’ explains Matthieu Bernadet, Director of MD Service. Research laboratories (CEREMA, LNE and CEA), private-sector companies (NOVACOM, GLS and ERECA) and MD Service, a consultant member of the GEOTRANS MD consortium, will come together for the first time at SITL Europe 2016, to exhibit the potential applications and their expected advantages. For further information regarding the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016, visit www.sitl.eu/en/Home/  or contact: Silviane Dubail Press Relations Adviser SD Com Tel: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 Email: sdubail@sdcom.fr For further information regarding this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at:  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/


Saturn, the innovative programmable rail safety I/O network by ClearSy of France, runs rings around the competition

Fran Lambert - 21-déc.-2015 11:42:27

ClearSy of France develops and markets electronic and software safety solutions for the rail industry. It is now introducing a new hardware platform called Saturn to its railway product range FERSIL, which is dedicated to managing remote input/output (SIL0, SIL2, SIL4) systems for rail.  The new Saturn platform is a robust, widely available safety solution. It coordinates remote I/O management systems and is an ideal solution for rail applications. Both easy to configure and efficient, Saturn significantly reduces the amount of cabling and costs that are typically incurred. It is suited for both TCMS (Train Control Monitoring System) use or on platforms and track side applications. Saturn is a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) platform offering a cost-effective solution to accelerate “time-to-market” and to boost transit rail car projects without incurring the elevated costs and high risks of an Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) process. The Saturn platform is a product portfolio built on a generic concept. It supports mixed heterogeneous configurations of SIL0, SIL2, and SIL4 modules on the same unique copper cable or fibre optic-based communication network. Saturn allows system engineers to design fully integrated, efficient, and cost effective I/O management systems for train operations with both safety-critical and non-safety-critical equipment on the same data network. The Saturn platform can be expanded by adding self-contained or custom I/O modules to match any on-board application requirements. It is based on an innovative state-of-the-art dual, redundant ring communication network, and an open safety protocol fully compliant with EN 50159-2 standard. "The Saturn concept is inherently flexible and we invite our customers to design and integrate their own Saturn-compliant I/O modules without any limits!" says Thierry Servat, President of ClearSy. Saturn can be installed on both new and renovated trains. It can also be installed on platforms and track side applications, and used to run specific parts of the system, such as switches or platform screen doors/automatic platform gates in underground stations. The Saturn system is based on a range of remote I/O modules operating at different safety levels (SIL2, SIL3 or SIL4), in which a controller unit manages the ring communication network and an innovative open communications protocol, enabling a 1m/s cycle time. Users may also customise their Saturn system to suit their respective applications. About ClearSy ClearSy is a French SME that specialises in producing software and safety systems certified SIL1 to SIL4, the highest safety levels in the field of rail. A major player in the rail industry, ClearSy has worked with Alstom, Bombardier, GE Transportation, Siemens, the RATP and Thalès. From its position as an SME, it produces fully-secure turnkey systems from design to approval, verification and the ultimate go-live. For further information on ClearSy, contact: Thierry Servat Tel: +33 (0)4 42 37 12 70 Mobile: +33 (0)6 15 55 40 60  Email: contact@clearsy.com www.clearsy.com/en/   www.fersil-railway.com For further information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at:  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/


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