Frauscher Sensor Technology USA exhibited at the ASLRRA (American Short Line Railroad Association) 2019 Connections Convention, April 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. Representatives from Frauscher’s Technical Sales and Engineering teams were on hand to showcase our wheel detection and axle counter products. They welcomed visitors to the booth to discuss our capabilities, and the wide range of solutions Frauscher has to offer.
It was a large event with over 1,700 attendees and 175 exhibitors, showcasing many products & services for the industry. The speakers and breakout sessions covered many topics, including quality assurance, grade crossing issues, buying & selling railroads, joint and rail maintenance, PTC – lessons learned, legislative approaches to state DOTs and future opportunities for rail.
We were pleased to spend time networking with our peers while reviewing the newest industry innovations and news. We were able to spend time with our current customers & industry acquaintances, and also made many new contacts. We look forward to additional interactions with both, strengthening our current relationships & fostering new partnerships.

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.

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.”

2019 has begun - and Frauscher is confident about the coming months. Once again this year, the company will present many exciting and future-oriented innovations. The basis for this is not only the experience gained in achieving various goals in 2018. The answers to some of the questions we asked ourselves also help - for example, "What moved us last year?" or "What are our goals for 2019?

Frauscher is certain of one thing: the potential of further digitization of the railways can be fully exploited through global cooperation, even stronger networking and industry-wide exchange. In this area of tension, the company's employees worldwide are looking forward to discussing again this year with well-known and new partners what they can achieve in 2019 and beyond - together and in close cooperation.

CMO Christian Pucher and his team have come up with something special for the start of the new year: "In order to inspire the thoughts of our customers and partners a little, we have created a short video that could perhaps bring them to new ideas, or at least to smile. Have fun!"

Video Thumbnail Season's Greetings 2019

Tip: Take the opportunity and meet us at one of the various trade fairs and events this year.

From 5-7 June 2019, the WDF will go into the next round. The renowned branch meeting will again take place in Vienna, Austria. Under the top line “Intelligent sensing and tracking”, more than 250 experts from all over the globe are expected to gather. In the conference’s yet so much appreciated atmosphere, they will discuss latest trends and developments as well as opportunities and ideas regarding innovative sensing and tracking solutions for train localisation and asset condition monitoring.

Make sure to save the date and to stay informed by registering for this unique event’s newsletter. Registration will open soon!

Frauscher has had an active presence in North America for three years now. Vivek Caroli, Managing Director Frauscher Sensor Technology USA Inc. takes a look back – and forward.

In just three years, his team has grown to a headcount of 10 employees – plus one colleague who represents the company with an office in Toronto, Canada. The hard work, high level of knowledge and determination of the team, based in Princeton, NJ, attracted the attention of railroad operators and experts across North America. The market’s faith in Frauscher was exemplified in 2018 by a record year across every sales metric, with sensor sales increasing by nearly 300%. Since the railroad industry requires long validation periods for new technologies, trial installations have always been an important part of Frauscher’s business development efforts. The number of trial installations being conducted in the US and Canada has now increased by 75%. Earlier trials have been converted into strong, year-over-year sales accounts during 2018.

The North American Frauscher team proudly states that every Class 1 freight railroad in North America has installed the company’s sensors. In an interview, Caroli explains the factors that have led to success for Frauscher USA, as well as the next steps he has planned for this growing operation.

More than 200 employees at Frauscher’s location in Austria got in the mood for the upcoming holidays together once again.

Almost the entire staff spent a convivial evening with brilliant musical accompaniment and culinary highlights.

Frauscher employees at our locations around the globe also celebrated. In the UK, the motto of this year’s annual festivities was “Hollywood nights”.

Frauscher USA spent the day together taking a tour of various local breweries in Pennsylvania. Our colleagues in Poland and Australia enjoyed an evening featuring a special Christmas menu in Katowice and Melbourne.

With these examples of joyful events from some of our worldwide locations, the whole Frauscher team wishes you happy holidays and a successful new year!

Please note that our employees in Austria spend the days between Christmas and the New Year at home with their families and friends. From 2 January on they will once again be available to assist you.

The Tanzania Railway Corporation has commissioned the Turkish company Yapi Merkezi to implement a new railway line in the African country. The first of a total of five sections will cover some 205 kilometres. From Dar Es Salaam on the coast to Morogoro.

Yapi chose the Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC and the Wheel Sensor RSR180 for the planning of the track vacancy detection system. The contract was signed in early October 2018 by Michael Thiel, CEO Frauscher Sensor Technology, and Orze Arioglu, CEO Yapi Merkezi Global Construction Group. In total, around 450 counting heads will be installed on the first two construction phases alone.

The modularity and flexible interfaces of the FAdC allow Yapi the greatest possible independence in infrastructure design. The axle counter can be easily and quickly integrated into various interlockings. The RSR180 has already proven its reliability in various markets around the globe.

Frauscher attended the AREMA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo, September 16-18. The event was a successful one for Frauscher, as the attendee list included many of our current customers and contacts that we were able to catch up with in person. Due to the event being well attended, we also had the opportunity to meet new contacts and discuss with them the benefits and applications for our state-of-the-art wheel sensors and axle counting systems. The AREMA Conference and Expo is a valuable venue for Frauscher, and we look forward to the combined Railway Interchange event in 2019.

Wayside sensors that help to reduce components along the track? New systems that decrease complexity when implemented? Sounds contradictory, but it is possible! At InnoTrans 2018, Frauscher demonstrated how this can work. Under the motto "Discover intelligent sensors. Innovations to simplify railway operations" the company presented corresponding solutions at stand 232 in hall 25.

Firstly, a completely new sensor was presented, in the innovative SENSiS system. The Detection Point DP combines proven capabilities of inductive sensors with the possibilities of the Internet of Things - becoming a smart device on track. Secondly, the new possibilities enabled by further developments of the Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS were also displayed. Especially the opportunity to monitor complete infrastructures in real time via an intuitive user interface caused a sensation. The optimised system detects defects in track and train components at a very early stage. This enables condition-based maintenance strategies, which will replace time-based maintenance cycles.

"All in all, it was one of the most successful appearances that we have had in Berlin for 16 years," Christian Pucher, CMO Frauscher Sensor Technology sums up. "We had even more discussions and made more contacts than two years ago - and attracted even more attention. The feedback we received was overwhelming. At the same time, we collected a lot of input about which applications can be implemented with our new solutions and what expectations can be met with them. With regard to the development of infrastructure monitoring, we want to work closely with various operators, system integrators and partners in the future - such as Vossloh and Siemens Mobility, as announced at the trade fair. This InnoTrans marked a clear milestone in our development process, and the beginning of many more things to come."

Impressions and further information about Frauscher’s highlights at the show can be found at

From 18 to 21 September InnoTrans opens its doors again. “Discover intelligent sensors” with Frauscher Sensor Technology as we present our latest innovations and visionary concepts in hall 25, stand 232.

Are you looking to exploit the potential of digitalization and simplify your operational network? Frauscher combines proven best-in-class technologies with new digital ideas and creates intelligent wayside sensors that deliver accurate data. Consistent developments using the latest technology, have taken track vacancy detection and condition based maintenance to the next level.

Arrange a meeting with a Frauscher expert at InnoTrans. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our stand.

Frauscher at InnoTrans 2018

The MetroRail Americas Congress 2018 took place June 26th to 27th in Philadelphia. Frauscher was a sponsor of this event, which brought together transit agencies, government representatives, operators, contractors and vendors. The focus of this year’s event was on 3 segments: Train Control & Engineering, Planning & Development and Future of Cities. The venue provided a valuable opportunity to network within the rail industry, showcase products and services, and learn via round tables, presentations and overall discussions.

Michael Parzer from Frauscher presented “Axle Counting as a Fallback Method for CBTC Systems: A Case Study From TTC Line 1”, a topic relevant to this conference that was well received.

The RSSI 2018 in Omaha provided Frauscher US with great opportunities to meet new potential customers and deepen relationships with existing ones. The show continues to be a great opportunity to discuss the power and value of Frauscher’s wheel sensors, wheel detection systems and axle counters together with experts from the industry. Before the show, Rob Burkhardt of Innovative Solutions in Signaling presented to a meeting of the IRSE (Institution of Railway Signal Engineers) about the success of the Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC for train detection on the Houston METRO LRT. Consequently, Frauscher’s stand was very popular and well visited.

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) “Connections” conference and exhibition took place April 7-10 in Nashville.

There were approximately 2,000 attendees and over 200 exhibitors, showcasing products as diverse as insurance, railroad publications, safety & sleep disorder clinics, financial services, engineering and of course, signaling technologies.The featured “Railroad U” breakouts focused on many different topics, including engineering, regulatory issues, marketing, operations & safety, and technology.

Frauscher highlighted our Wheel Sensor and Axle Counter products, and welcomed the opportunity to discuss our capabilities with visitors to the booth. New contacts were made, and as always we welcomed the opportunity to connect with current customers & contacts throughout the days of the conference. Our participation in ASLRRA Connections was a success, and we look forward to deepening our relationship with the new contacts that were made.

Constantly strengthening its position in Southeast Asia, Frauscher has increased its product presence in several countries during the last years. One of which is Vietnam, where the company has now a new partner to support local operators and system integrators with sales activities and customer service.

EUROASIATIC VIETNAM is active in Vietnam since 1992 and had its first office opened in October 1995 in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The company is part of the EUROASIATIC-GROUP, which was established in 1969. From the first days, the railway industry was of high importance for all partners within this group. Their philosophy to transfer machinery, technologies and know-how from Europe to Asia fits perfectly with Frauscher’s strategy to provide tailored service and solutions for railway markets all over the globe.

In that course, Frauscher recently opened three further offices in Toronto (Canada), Haguenau (France) and Dubai (Arabian Emirates). For contact-details visit

In only five years since the market entry in 2013, Frauscher Sensor Technology has achieved strong growth in India. To meet increasing market demands, the staff in Bengaluru recently moved to a new office, where visitors will now be welcome in representative premises for discussions and trainings.

Thereby Frauscher India strengthens its ability to meet the requirements it faces. “The potential that we discovered in India is in fact even greater than we initially thought. Additionally we have established our product presence and in SEA countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Korea”, says Alok Sinha, Managing Director of Frauscher India. “Within only five years, the location grew from two to approximately 100 employees. We established a dedicated R&D team and increased our order backlog to 40 million euros.”

The opening of the new office was celebrated on 15 February 2018. After a meet and greet, which was followed by the official inauguration, all participants gathered at the Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru for an evening event. There Michael Thiel, CEO Frauscher Sensor Technology spoke about the visions of Frauscher. Akhilesh Yadav, COO Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited, gave a speech on the latest innovations in axle counting, partially produced in Frauscher India’s own production plant in Mysuru. Another office in Delhi provides customers in India with additional support.

Full address of the new office in Bengaluru is:
Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited
Level 5, Prestige Khoday Tower | No. 5, Raj Bhavan Road | Bengaluru 560001 | INDIA