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Thursday, February 11, 2010

MER MEC S.p.A. accepted as UNISIG Associated Member

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The UNISIG Consortium (UNISIG) has accepted an application for Associated Membership from MER MEC S.p.A., with effect from January 1, 2010. MER MEC, based in Monopoli, Bari, Italy, is a developer and supplier of both onboard and trackside railway signaling equipment. The company becomes the second new Associated Member of UNISIG since its formation in 1999. 

The full members of UNISIG are Alstom Transport, Ansaldo STS, Bombardier Transportation, Invensys Rail Group, Siemens Mobility and Thales Rail Signaling Solutions. AŽD Praha s.r.o became the first Associated Member of UNISIG on January 1, 2009.

Dr Maurizio Rosi, Ansaldo STS and Chairman of the UNISIG Steering Committee, said: "On behalf of the UNISIG partners I warmly welcome MER MEC as our second Associated Member. We are all looking forward to working with experts from MER MEC in the various UNISIG activities during this year and, hopefully, for many years in the future".

Mr. Silvano Brandi, MERMEC Group CEO, said, "I am very proud that MER MEC 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 idea and contribution to the UNISIG Consortium. We are ready to actively contribute and to do our share in making interoperability across European railway networks a reality."