- Further strengthening of the leading provider of solutions for communication, control and computing for railway vehicles
- Potential to accelerate growth due to complementary product range, expanded software and electronics expertise as well as a global sales organization
Nuremberg, Germany – April 11, 2019. OEM Technology Solutions, based in Sydney, Australia, has been part of the DUAGON-MEN-GROUP since the beginning of April. The merger of the companies underlines the positioning of the group as a leading provider of communication, control and computing solutions for rail vehicles.
Pioneering and Future-Oriented: Strong Together in the Rail Market
DUAGON-MEN-GROUP signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of OEM Technology Solutions based in Sydney, Australia. OEM Technology Solutions (www.oem.net.au/) develops and produces control and automation products for the global railway market. In addition to controllers, I/O products and gateways, OEM Technology Solutions offers cloud software services for diagnostics and Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM).
OEM's controllers and communication gateways provide owners, operators, train builders, maintainers and subsystem suppliers with the means to collect data necessary to perform CBM, thus maximizing availability and minimize maintenance costs.
“OEM Technology Solutions products and services allow us to provide a broader and deeper product set to the railway market” explained Dr. Markus Dilger, CEO of the DUAGON-MEN-GROUP, when the contract was signed.
Both James McLeod and Richard Gobee, the founders of OEM Technology Solutions have committed to long term agreements to continue to manage the Sydney organization and contribute to the overall group product development strategy. “We are very excited to continue and further accelerate our success story together with the DUAGON-MEN-GROUP”, commented both Richard and James at the signing ceremony.
Global presence for optimized customer service
Together, the group will strengthen its position as the leading independent global technology provider for railway software and electronics and the DUAGON-MEN-GROUP is committed to further investment in the R&D Centre in Sydney. The headquarters of OEM Technology Solutions will act also as a sales and support center for the products of the DUAGON-MEN-GROUP in Australia and Asia Pacific. Similarly, the global duagon-MEN-GROUP organization with on-the-ground service hubs in Switzerland, Germany, China, France and USA will provide support for all of OEM Technology Solutions’ products and services.
With this transaction the DUAGON-MEN-GROUP is positioned for sustained growth and global best-in class customer service and support.
MEN Mikro Elektronik – Profile and Mission
“Reliable Embedded Computing for a World in Motion.”
Since its founding in 1982, MEN Mikro Elektronik has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop and produce standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company - with approx. 300 employees worldwide - provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in mobile, industrial and safety-critical applications.
MEN has merged with the Swiss company duagon (a leading provider of train communication components) and the Australian OEM Technology Solutions (an established supplier of control and automation products in the global rail market). The three companies form the DUAGON-MEN-GROUP to strengthen our competencies and presence in safety-critical markets.
- Safe computers and systems certifiable up to SIL 4 and DAL-A
- Robust built-to-order box PCs
- Panel PCs for HMIs and digital signage
- Pre-configured built-to-order 19” systems
- Rugged CompactPCI boards and systems
- Network components in compact box format or 40 HP format
- Robust computer-on-modules for individual system designs
For individual requirements, starting with development through design-in and beyond, MEN provides its customers with advice and support as well as with system design, configuration and environmental qualification in accordance with industry standards.
The company’s core competencies encompass x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems. Additional expertise includes RAMS and obsolescence management as well as the development of computing hardware for operation in harsh and extreme environmental conditions. Development, production and on-site testing laboratories guarantee traceability and high-quality products.
MEN Mikro Elektronik's computer solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the rail and public transport markets and the embedded electronics markets (automation, aerospace, power & energy, off-road, medical, marine and other industries).
The company is certified to ISO 9001, EN 9100 (aerospace) and IRIS - ISO/TS 22163 (railway), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy) quality management systems, provides systems according to ISO 7637-2 (road transport) and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances, including VITA and PICMG.
MEN Mikro Elektronik is a member of:
- AMD Partner Program
- ARINC (Aeronautical Radio Incorporated)
- BavAIRia (Cluster for innovative aerospace technology in Bavaria)
- CNA (Center for Transportation & Logistics Neuer Adler e.V.)
- Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance
- NXP Design Alliance
- Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)
- PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group)
- PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group)
- RSSI (Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. Trade Association)
- Unife (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes)
- USB-IF (Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum, Inc.)
- Wind River (Partner Eco System)
- ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association)
MEN Germany (Headquarters)
MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH
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Phone: +49-911-99 33 5-0
Fax: +49-911-99 33 5-901
MEN Micro Inc.
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