Siemens’ Manfred Fuhg new spokesman for Pro-Rail Alliance business members

The head of Siemens’ Germany’s Mobility division, Manfred Fuhg, says his main focus will be digitalisation after being elected as the new spokesman for companies represented by influential rail freight champion the German Pro-Rail Alliance.

With a background in electrical engineering, Fuhg (above) has been with Siemens more than 30 years, and was responsible for projects including Rail Automation and City Mobility Germany. He became Head of Mobility Division Germany in 2015. As well as spokesman for the alliance’s ‘business pillar’. he has also beeb named Vice Chairman of the alliance, which represents more than 140 companies from the rail sector and their ancillaries. He succeeds Bombardier’s Susanne Kortendick.

‘Integration of data’

“Digital services and the increasing integration of data, infrastructure and vehicles are changing the face of transport,” said Fuhg. “The climate-friendly railways must be in the vanguard of this movement so that more people can choose sustainable mobility, and transport in Germany can become greener.”

Dirk Flege, Managing Director of the Pro-Rail Alliance, said: “In our transport alliance, companies have a powerful voice. Manfred Fuhg has worked in the industry for many years and will represent the interests of the rail supply industry. I am very pleased to have such a well-versed and well-connected rail manager on our team. At the same time, I would like to thank Susanne Kortendick for three years of excellent collaboration. It is also significantly to her credit that the Pro-Rail Alliance now has a broader base within the rail sector than ever before.”

Author: Simon Weedy

Simon is a journalist for RailFreight.com - a dedicated online platform for all the news about the rail freight sector

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