Mr. Max-Theurer, where does Plasser & Theurer stand today?
We are experiencing a time of great change. We all have to adapt to that. But some things never change: first and foremost, it is always our ambition to support our customers in their daily work in the best possible way. This has always represented one of Plasser & Theurer's traditional values.
Where does this ambition stem from?
Today, we believe in the railway system more than ever. All of us, our customers and our company, are part of this system and want to contribute to its success. Because the railway is not an outdated mobility concept. On the contrary. It is experiencing a global renaissance. A development that will not stop in the future. Population growth, the increasing demand for mobility, the urbanisation of living space, climate change, and the possibilities of digitalisation all have a major impact on the future design of railways and railway infrastructure.
Digitalisation is another keyword – which opportunities does it hold?
We are preparing for a new era in track construction and maintenance. Smart apps, online availability, and virtual tools enable easy access to the relevant data on individual machines, fleets, and infrastructure. Our aim is to make it easy to control complex machine technology.
We want to create added value through our actions by improving the interaction between people, machines, and infrastructure.
Everyone is talking about carbon neutrality. What is Plasser & Theurer’s take on that?
Ecofriendliness and cost efficiency go hand in hand in the long term. Sustainable, resourcesaving, and clean solutions in the construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure are our focus. And we are in an excellent position to set groundbreaking standards here.
These are major challenges. How do you react to them and what can your customers count on?
At Plasser & Theurer, we want to enable a railway industry that is ready and able to meet enormous challenges through innovative developments and solutions. That is what we stand for today. That is what we stood for yesterday. And that is what we will stand for tomorrow. That is why we were, are, and will remain fit for the future by tradition. In short: We are a partner our customers can rely on unconditionally.