PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) celebrated the grand opening of its first Transit Performance Optimization Center (TPOC) for Europe. The new centre, located in Derby in the UK, was established to help transit industry customers improve operational performance and reduce service costs and lost productivity through online monitoring and analytics. real time.
The TPOC is a major milestone in Wabtec’s expansion and growth in transit asset analysis and condition monitoring. At Wabtec’s Global Optimization Centers, technicians monitor approximately 10 million pieces of data per day about the health and performance of public transit systems around the world. This allows potential train/subsystem failures to be predicted before they occur and maintenance can be scheduled without disturbing passengers or the train.
“We are excited to open this new center, which will provide next-generation service solutions to our customers in Europe,” said Garry Mowbray, vice president of regional services for Wabtec. “The combination of our inherent experience in global asset management, access to monitoring technology, analytics platforms and maintenance capabilities is a winning combination for our clients.”
Customers already trust Wabtec’s UK TPOC. Porterbrook Leasing is the first UK rail company to use TPOC services on its 4,000 passenger rolling stock fleet. The TPOC will help deliver improvements for three key Porterbrook projects, including Class 170 power pack “power per mile”, Class 158/9 and 168 oil analysis, and engine block analysis. class 172 power supply.
“This is a welcome investment from Wabtec and we look forward to the benefits Derby’s new TPOC will bring to the industry,” said Ben Ackroyd, Chief Operating Officer at Porterbrook. “Better performance controls and analytics will help Wabtec and asset owners like Porterbrook jointly deliver more reliable, life-long asset management capabilities to passenger and freight operators. This will result in improved and more consistent performance and give us the opportunity to further leverage technology in our mission to provide a safe, reliable and sustainable railway.
The TPOC builds on Wabtec’s well-established expertise in monitoring fleet performance in the rail freight industry. Wabtec has four global performance optimization centers located in the United States, Brazil and Kazakhstan that monitor over 18,000 assets (freight locomotives, marine engines, OHV systems) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) is focused on creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. The company is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for the rail freight and transit industries, as well as the mining, marine and industrial markets. Wabtec has been a leader in the railroad industry for more than 150 years and has a vision to achieve a zero-emission rail system in the United States and around the world. Visit the Wabtec website at www.wabteccorp.com.