PFP: The first participation at InnoTrans 2016

PFP and 17 companies and scientific institutions from the Portuguese Railway Sector were present in Berlin, from 20 to 23 September 2016, at InnoTrans 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology (

The Portuguese collective participation has shown how PFP and its associates can together give innovative and aggregated solutions for the rail market.

The Portuguese exhibitors presented technologies, services and products in a wide range of business areas, from engineering, automation and maintenance to safety and interiors. With PFP, the exhibitors were Almadesign, AMBISIG, Amorim Cork Composites, Cablotec, Couro Azul, EFACEC, EMEF, EVOLEO Technologies, FEUP, IST, IP Engenharia, MCG, Monte Meão, Mota-Engil, SOMAFEL, STECONFER and SISCOG.

The balance was positive given the visitors curiosity about a collective participation of a country and the promotion of networking and possible businesses. The visitors demonstrated interest in the products and services of the Portuguese exhibitors.

Beyond numerous companies, integrators, research and development institutions and official entities, PFP’s stand had the visit of the Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Professor Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins, the Ambassador of Portugal in Germany João Mira Gomes and AICEP representatives in Berlin.

Messe Berlin Coordinators pointed out, in its eleventh edition, 2016, some numbers, which set records: 145.000 visitors, 149 international premieres and 2955 exhibitors from 60 countries.

PFP will make all the efforts in order to repeat this experience at the next InnoTrans 2018 on a larger scale.