Frauscher Sensor Technology India, regional subsidary of Fruascher Sensor Technology Austria, have been granted RDSO (Research Designs and Standards Organisation) approval for the ACS2000 Axle Counting System, which will now be produced produced at the companies new Indian production plant, which was opened in November 2014.
The approval was granted based on the existing CENELEC assessment, many years of very successful operations in different countries and the proof of operational functionality and reliability under Indian conditions.
Michael Thiel, CEO Frauscher Sensor Technology, explained the companies strategy in the region, and the importance of having an experienced team based in India who will provide support and lead the expansion.
“After various installations in the Mumbai area Frauscher India will spread out their activities all over the Indian Railway network. Based on our experiences and our highly motivated and qualified team here in India, we are going to develop and introduce further innovative systems in this market. With the new manufacturing capabilities Frauscher India is now an important pillar of our growth strategy in India and South East Asia”.
Mr. Sinha also stressed the importance of combining local knowledge with the global experience of their European partners, when developing the countries dedicated production plant.
“The Indian market is going to be the world’s biggest market in the area of axle counting within the next decade. With the attainment of RDSO approval, we are now looking forward to securing long term contracts which will contribute to our growth within this market. Frauscher products are ideal for India, since they offer global technology and expertise, combined with localization and customization to suit the Indian Railway Industry,” Alok Sinha, Managing Director of Frauscher India Private Ltd says.
“To guarantee the high quality standards worldwide, we implemented the same production processes and test equipment as used in Austria in the production in India” Alok Sinha explained, adding that “by April 2015 the first ACS2000 systems should be produced in Mysore.”
This achievement marks a milestone for Frauscher in India. The company is now established as an Indian supplier of innovative wheel detection and axle counting systems.