February 2013C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research), with headquarters in Western Australia, has formed a relationship for Representation with China's CRM (China Railway Maintenance Co. Ltd) which has a strong presence in the Chinese rail industry.
CRM is a large, well established and well accredited rail industry performer in the Chinese market with visions of a greater global presence. C.A.T.E.R is pleased to be aligned with their thinking and receiving the support of their vast resources.
Initially, CRM will be offering the use of portable Rail Flaw Detection (RFD) systems to the local Chinese rail industry. From the portable pedestrian and towed systems, the emphasis is expected to move to more automated and vehicle mounted multi-function systems as the efficiency and technical advantages of the C.A.T.E.R. RFD systems are recognised.
As C.A.T.E.R's international recognition increases with the assistance of CRM, companies seeking the world's best practice in identifying rail flaws, together with an attitude of preventive maintenance and proactive response to rail condition, will be looking to employ these superior Rail Inspection systems. This alliance is expected to generate increasing commercial interest for mutual benefit in the near future.