Spotlight on members

Publicerad: 13 juni 2016

Thoughts from the members regarding benefits from active participation in JVTC

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"We get the latest results and ideas of maintenance."

Why did you choose to become a member of JVTC? 

As a consulting company designing infrastructure we need to be in the front of knowledge. One of Tyrén’s goals is to create a better sustainable society, in our projects. A focus on operation and maintenance is therefore really important.

What does the cooperation with JVTC look like? 

In the beginning of ePilot we had an active project management role, initiating the project structure. In JVTC board we try to give reflections from a broader perspective than the railway sector.

In what way does the membership benefit your business?

JVTC gives us the latest results and ideas of maintenance and rehabilitation as well as outstanding R&D contacts.

Birgitta Olofsson is responsible for R&D and Vice president of Tyréns, a consulting company in the infrastructure and building sector with 1600 employees. She is also member of JVTC board and Honorary Doctor at LTU.

Photo: Linus Hellgren 

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“We can influence the choice of research topic”

Why did you choose to become a member of JVTC?
We don’t conduct any research within SJ and have therefore chosen to join Excellence Centers instead. JVTC is one of three centers that we are members of. With their focus on maintenance research, JVTC fits our business very well and the issues we need help with.

What does the cooperation with JVTC look like?
We are involved with and initiate various research projects to the extent we can. Among other things, we have run a number of projects within the framework of ePilot119

In what way does the membership benefit your business?

As members, we get an opportunity to participate and influence the choce of research topics and drive the issues that are interesting for SJs business. As an example, we have been able to influence location for one of the measurement stations.

Susanne Rymell works as chief technology officer at SJ in division vehicles and she’s also a member of the JVTC board.

Photo: Justin Jägare

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“Our collaboration with JVTC gives us a good insight into which research projects are conducted within the sector and contacts to important persons in the industry.”

Why did you choose to become a member of JVTC?
The center conducts research in railway switches so we saw an opportunity to both give and receive skills within the area.

What does the cooperation with JVTC look like?

We cooperate in various research projects, among others OptiKrea where winter problems that occurs in switches are looked in to.

In what way does the membership benefit your business?

We get a chance to be with when ideas are being born and also influence what we think is important  when it comes to research on switches. But our collaboration with JVTC also gives us a good insight into which research projects are conducted within the sector and contacts to important persons in the industry. As well as a hint of what technology the Swedish Transport Administration chooses to use so that we can synchronize our operations towards that.

Björn Lundwall works as Project Manager at Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB and he’s also a member of the JVTC board.

Photo: Justin Jägare

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