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Schunk Transit Systems becomes a member of the European Rail Supply Industry Association UNIFE

During its General Assembly in Brussels, the European Rail Supply Association (UNIFE) officially accepted Schunk Transit Systems GmbH as a new member.
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Date: June 18, 2024
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Paulo Santos (4th from right), Managing Director of Schunk Transit Systems, received the certificate of membership at the UNIFE General Assembly in Brussels on June 13, 2024.

Schunk's membership of Europe's largest rail industry interest group gives the company access to an extensive network of industry players and decision-makers, the opportunity to actively help shape standards and guidelines, and valuable insights into current market trends and technological innovations.

Positioning the rail industry for the future

“We are proud to be part of the UNIFE family,” says Paulo Santos, Managing Director of Schunk Transit Systems. “The association gives us the opportunity to contribute our expertise and innovative strength to the joint European discourse and thus further strengthen our position as a leading development partner and supplier to the rail industry.”

Experienced development partner to the rail industry

With its customized solutions for power transmission, Schunk Transit Systems is one of the largest suppliers and development partners in the industry worldwide. The extensive portfolio includes roof-mounted and third-rail current collectors, contact strips and grounding systems. All products are characterized by a particularly long service life, enabling customers to reduce their costs and increase the availability of their vehicles.

Digital solution for more vehicle availability

With Schunk OnTrack Monitoring, the company is also driving forward digitalization in the rail sector. The sensor-based monitoring system collects data on the condition of overhead lines and pantographs during operation. Automatically evaluated and clearly presented, it helps operators to identify problems at an early stage and take action before expensive failures occur.


UNIFE has been based in Brussels since 1992 and represents European railroad manufacturers and suppliers. The association represents more than 100 leading European railroad suppliers, from SMEs to large industrial companies, active in the development, manufacture, maintenance and modernization of rail transport systems and related equipment. UNIFE also brings together national rail industry associations from 12 European countries.