r2p and RL Controls, LLC enters into a partnership for the U.S. rail market. The partnership will strengthen the position of r2p in the US market.
The U.S. rail infrastructure market is expected a lucrative growth in the coming years due to increasing population, demographics and urbanization. According to U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. rail industry consist of 140.000 rail miles, with 510 local railroads, and 21 regional railroads, providing more than 220.000 jobs across the United States.
Railroads are continuing to invest in high-tech innovations to enhance rail operations, efficiencies and passenger experience, which also is expected to add market growth. “We are excited about r2p and RL Controls entering a strong collaboration and partnership”, says r2p’s Sales and Marketing Director Flemming Kaer. “We are about to strengthen both parties’ position in the U.S. market, offering customers highly innovative solutions for connected transport”. Mr. Kaer’s sentiment was echoed by Lena Walsh, RL Controls Principle Owner, “We are energized by the potential impact of RL Controls and R2P working in concert. This agreement truly enhances the portfolio, bolstering the ability for both companies to provide reliable and trusted solutions that are responsive to our client’s needs.”
RL Controls, LLC is a Boston based company with extensive technology integration experience with onboard and wayside systems to support the mass transit rail and bus industry. The customer base includes transit agencies, rail car builders and OEM suppliers to the transit industry. The engineering-based company has more than 50 full time employees.
The r2p Group enables Smart Public Transportation by designing secure, sustainable and efficient mobility solutions with the highest quality standards for the mobile transport sector: CCTV, Automatic Passenger Counting, Passenger Information Systems and network audio solutions with real-time data transfer for rail, road vehicles, and fixed infrastructure like platforms and stations. The rapidly growing r2p Group, headquartered in Flensburg, Germany, operates internationally in 45 countries with subsidiaries in Denmark, UK, Switzerland, Spain, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil. With a silent partnership in Taiwan, a sales office in the Czech Republic and local manufacturing in India, r2p takes pride in being a truly global company.