Wheel sensor with innovative design
Proven reliability, innovative functions - and a design that is both practical and appealing: When developing the SENSiS Detection Point SDP, Frauscher Sensor Technology pursued the goal of examining all aspects of existing products in a holistic process. This resulted in various criteria, which are now fulfilled by the SDP. In terms of design, the results not only convinced the specialist audience at InnoTrans 2018.
The jury of the iF Award, which is presented annually in Munich, also became aware of the new sensor from Frauscher. At this year's award ceremony, the prize in the Industry category went to the team behind SENSiS. Hannes Kalteis, who works in Product Management at Frauscher, was significantly involved in the development: "Our sensors are developed for specific requirements in signal technology. Winning a Design Award is something quite extraordinary. For us it is a great affirmation. The design of this device should combine functionality and robustness - and at the same time reflect the idea behind it: With the SDP, we have for the first time created a sensor that performs various tasks directly on the track - making it a milestone in wheel detection. We are particularly pleased that we have succeeded in making this visible," he summarized on the evening of the award ceremony.
A total of 6,400 entries from 50 countries were received for the iF Award 2019. These were divided into the categories Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Design as well as Professional Concept. Considering this impressive number of applicants, Frauscher is exceptionally proud to have received this award.
Frauscher joins the Delachaux Group
The acquisition of Frauscher Sensor Technology Group GmbH by the French Delachaux Group was finalized on 28 February 2019. The Delachaux Group now holds the majority stake in Frauscher with the remaining shares held by the Frauscher Management Team.
“The decision to become part of the Delachaux Group was a deliberate and carefully considered one by the Frauscher Management team. With Delachaux, we found a family-owned shareholder whose strategic goals are in line with ours. Delachaux can support Frauscher’s long term sustainable growth with stability, while preserving our core business values. We have secured our global plans and research and development activities that will preserve our leadership position in train detection and enable us to enter new markets and segments,” says Michael Thiel, who will continue as CEO of Frauscher Sensor Technology Group. Additionally, Mr. Thiel will also serve as a member of the Delachaux Group Executive Committee.
The Delachaux Group is a global leader in mission-critical engineered solutions and focuses on sustainable and long-term growth. As a technology leader for safety critical wheel detection, axle counting and tracking solutions, Frauscher fits perfectly into this business focus: As with all companies of the Delachaux Group, Frauscher’s products, services and systems are essential for the safety, reliability and efficiency of their customers' equipment and infrastructure.
Guy Talbourdet, CEO of the Delachaux Group, is also confident about the common future of the two entities: “We are delighted to welcome Frauscher to the Delachaux Group. To me, this acquisition is not only a wise business investment but also a choice from the heart. We share with Frauscher the same values of long term perspective, expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, and I have no doubt that we will develop powerful synergies to provide innovative solutions to our customers in the rail industry.”