Sustainability will continue to be one of the key themes at InnoTrans, scheduled to take place in Berlin from September 24-27, 2024. It will be an opportunity for exhibitors to present sustainable solutions at the leading international trade fair for transportation technology.

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Sustainable mobility according to Siemens Mobility

At InnoTrans, in a dedicated area at its booth in Hall 27, Siemens Mobility will show how the company is helping its customers normalize zero-emission passenger and freight transport with rolling stock, infrastructure, intermodal and turnkey solutions, and related services. Siemens Mobility uses resource-efficient methods, energy-efficient products, and is leading the development of alternative traction systems with battery and hydrogen technologies. Customers benefit from the increased value of their systems through a lifecycle management strategy, which in turn reduces the company’s carbon footprint. These are some of the solutions that Siemens Mobility will present at InnoTrans 2024.

Alstom: all new products will be eco-friendly by 2025

Alstom is also developing solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation. The company adheres to a life-cycle management strategy to reduce its environmental impact by adopting an eco-friendly design approach. According to Alstom, 65 percent of its latest solutions were eco-friendly last year, and this applies to all new products by 2025. Alstom focuses on innovations to reduce energy consumption by designing more efficient traction systems, improving aerodynamics, and developing modern driver assistance systems. To ensure more sustainable mobility, many alternative solutions for diesel engines are needed. Alstom was the first rail transport company to commercially use hydrogen and battery-electric trains. In Hall 3.2, the company will display a wide range of low-emission rail technologies for customers’ individual needs.

Vossloh: rail sections as part of the overall system

According to Vossloh, considering rail sections as part of the overall system is key to driving mobility transformation in the context of rail infrastructure. This 360-degree approach is part of Vossloh’s DNA. The company will exhibit in Hall 26. 

SPITZKE reduces CO2 emissions

As a company serving the rail infrastructure industry, in Hall 5.2 SPITZKE will shape future mobility based on sustainability to achieve climate goals. On the environmental side, the group focuses on responsible management of resources, including electricity and diesel fuel, and reducing CO2 emissions. Emphasis will also be placed on social aspects such as employee health and safety, education of the younger generation, and responsibility to society.

Lantal Textiles: efficient textiles and floor coverings

In Hall 1.1, a number of manufacturers, including Lantal Textiles, will showcase environmentally friendly interior products. “We have designed several new products that consume much less material and water and produce a smaller carbon footprint, from digitally dyed seat and floor coverings to recycled waste from our production facilities,” says Stefan Wilhelm, Ground department manager.

WAGO’s environmentally friendly connectors

According to WAGO, even small things can make a positive contribution to the environment. The supplier of connectors and automatic systems has made improvements to its 221 Series. With its Green Range levers, it incorporates recycled plastics of certified organic origin, which saves fossil resources and keeps plastics around in production. WAGO occupies the entirety of Hall 13 at InnoTrans.

Swissrail: first carbon neutral booth at InnoTrans

Exhibitors are also making a positive contribution to the climate by reducing their carbon footprint at the fair. Swissrail (halls 2.2 and 26) is showing the way forward. In 2022, Switzerland was represented in a carbon-neutral booth at InnoTrans: 47 Swiss companies participated in this innovative project. Despite measures taken to reduce the carbon footprint, participation in the event generated the equivalent of 431 tons of CO2. To take responsibility for its emissions, Swissrail supported reforestation measures in Switzerland and invested in wind power in India, an important export market where rail electrification is gaining momentum. Also in 2024, Swissrail intends to make a positive climate contribution to InnoTrans and, where possible, will take reasonable measures to reduce emissions and support climate action projects with its partner Swiss Climate. Most emissions are caused by the travel of booth employees and visitors, one-third of whom have already arrived by train in 2022. To increase this number, a joint train trip with 60 people is being organized for 2024.

The history and numbers of InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transportation technology and is held every two years in Berlin. The five segments of InnoTrans include rail technology, rail infrastructure, public transportation, interiors and tunnel construction. InnoTrans is organized by Messe Berlin GmbH. In 2022, 2,771 exhibitors from 56 countries presented their products and services to 132,319 trade visitors from 137 countries. 128 vehicles and 14 buses were displayed on the outdoor exhibition site and Bus Display.

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