Frauscher continues to grow and modernises site in Annaberg-Buchholz in Germany
St. Marienkirchen near Schärding, 04.04.2023: Frauscher Sensortechnik expands Germany site in Annaberg-Buchholz to become part of an international research centre
Due to Frauscher's steady growth and to further consolidate its position on the German market, the modernised Frauscher site in Annaberg-Buchholz in the Erzgebirge district of Saxony was ceremoniously opened at the Smart Rail Connectivity Campus on Monday, 03.04.2023. In addition to an office building, there is also a showroom for exhibiting the entire product portfolio of Frauscher Sensor Technology and its associate company Sensonic - both in the exhibition area itself and directly on the track. In addition to political representatives and the Chemnitz University of Technology, Frauscher representatives were also on site, including Michael Thiel, CEO of Frauscher Sensor Technology, Detlef John, Managing Director of Frauscher Sensor Technology Germany and Ralf Müller, who is responsible for the Annaberg-Buchholz site on behalf of Frauscher.
Focus on research and development
The Frauscher site was opened during the signing of the cooperation agreement between the town of Annaberg-Buchholz and the Technical University of Chemnitz, as well as the inauguration of the recently completed northern head-end building at the Unterer Bahnhof in Annaberg-Buchholz. This occasion represents another important milestone in the expansion of the Smart Rail Connectivity Campus to permanently establish it as an internationally leading research, development and testing location. Together with other partners, including DB, Frauscher will conduct research into digitalised, connected, automated and sustainable mobility.
"The expansion of Annaberg-Buchholz represents another important step in the development of the state-of-the-art research campus. As a globally active company and provider of innovative solutions and technologies in the railway industry, we are particularly keen to be part of this prestigious project with modernised Frauscher premises on-site and to make a valuable contribution to research and further development," said CEO Michael Thiel at the opening ceremony. "The training and research centre in Annaberg-Buchholz offers us approximately 30 km of standard track without regular operation for conducting live tests of our solutions and development trials with our partners - 365 days a year, around the clock. This enables us to implement our research and test projects in a time-saving and efficient manner," adds Ralf Müller.
The goal at the research site in Annaberg-Buchholz is to aim high in the future as well. Over the next 10 years, further investments worth around 300 million euros are planned on this line, mostly by DB but also by the town of Annaberg-Buchholz.
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