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Japan: Shikansen country entrusts railways to Italian Mermec

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(ANSA) – TOKYO, MAY 28 – Japan, the homeland of ultra-fast Shikanen trains and one of the most advanced and efficient railway networks in the world, entrusts the services for the safety and advanced diagnostics of its railways and subways to Mermec, a company Italian specialist, with contracts worth over 20 million euros.

The agreement was signed today in the Italian Embassy in Tokyo in the presence of Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti, together with some of the major players on the railway scene, Mitsubishi Electric, Sumitomo Corporation, Mitsui Nco, Hitachi Hitech, and the Japanese financial and industrial sector. , including the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the Asian Development Bank (Adb). “We started in 2015 in the Land of the Rising Sun and today we sign four important contracts that, both in Japan and together with Japanese partners outside Japan, place Mermec at the center of technological innovation in the field of railway safety”, he told ANSA Mermec’s vice president of international affairs, Angelo Petrosillo.

“Mermec realizes systems for the measurement of the infrastructure that serve both safety and improvement of maintenance, continues Petrosillo:” Well all this in Japan is required of us both by the main railways, 4 out of 7 – and by the main metros, for example for Osaka, as well as the main technological partners. “A presence that has consolidated over the years and that has borne fruit for the company from Monopoli, Puglia, which is part of the Angel group, which serves 10 of the most advanced high-speed rail transport services globally, with the only exception of China: “We were literally put to the test by the most demanding customer, JR-West in Japan, which operates the Shinkansen, the ‘admiral’ train of the Japanese railways: we passed this test and today JR-West is our main sponsor as well as partner “.

“We will continue to go abroad with the Japanese partners and funds of Jaica and Adb, as we have already done in India and the Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan, through a series of scenarios that we are developing in these weeks”, concluded Petrosillo . (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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