Siemens Mobility has completed the acquisition of HMH, a Slovakian technology company that provides the MIREL national train control system for Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. With this acquisition, Siemens Mobility is now able to offer a complete train protection portfolio for the Eastern European rail corridors. HMH will remain based in Bratislava, Slovakia, and will be integrated into the Rail Infrastructure Division of Siemens Mobility.
"HMH is a strategic addition to our Rail Infrastructure portfolio. This acquisition represents our ambition to offer comprehensive solutions from a single source to all rolling stock manufacturers in Europe," said Andre Rodenbeck, CEO of Siemens Mobility Rail Infrastructure. "We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues from Bratislava to Siemens Mobility."
"Siemens Mobility is the perfect partner for us. Together we can build on and expand our portfolio of train protection systems, which has been leading the way for the past two decades. The future lies in European cross-border rail transport. With HMH now an integral part of the Siemens Mobility family, we will be at the centre of this development for the Eastern European market," says Tomáš Horváth, CEO and founder of HMH.
MIREL VZ1 is the complete and unique legacy solution on the market, designed to support the safe operation of railways in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Designed as a harmonised system with an interface according to European railway standards, MIREL VZ1 can be integrated with ETCS, the future railway protection system for all member states of the European Union.
HMH was founded in 1993 and has been involved in the development, production and maintenance of train protection and train control monitoring systems since 1999. Its main product is MIREL.