Efacec has just won one of the most important tenders in the level crossing systems market in Europe. The company was chosen by the Swedish rail and road infrastructure manager entity to develop, certificate and supply new-generation automatic level crossing protection systems. This contract marks the entry of Efacec’s Transportation business unity in Sweden and represents the largest export contract ever in this segment for the company. The deal is worth around five million euros per year.
After overcoming the competition from the largest European manufacturers in this international bid, Efacec, together with a local partner, recently signed the agreement with Trafikverket, valid for a period of five years and renewable for up to 30 years. This partnership foresees the provision, on average, of a level crossing system per week.
Efacec will use as a basis to adapt and provide, in accordance with specific requirements of Sweden, its latest solution in this field – the XSafe by Efacec -, a unique and differentiating technology that proved to be decisive in this tender. The XSafe by Efacec solution represents an innovative approach in the field of railroad safety-critical systems by using COTS – Commercial-Of-the-Shelf hardware platforms – and has already extensive use on the national rail network.
Ângelo Ramalho, CEO of Efacec, says that “this business is another milestone for the company. It reveals Efacec’s competitive ability to overcome challenges posed by demanding international competitions, positioning as a company strongly focused on the design, development, and implementation of innovative technologies and consolidates its strategic focus on demanding markets”.
This order, which is the first contract of Efacec’s Transportation business unit in Sweden, is a result of other relevant recent successes in Scandinavia. Efacec thus consolidates its position in Scandinavia with a long-term perspective, with operations in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.