Rolling stock specialists PROSE Group has entered 2021 full of optimism and determination to build a solid platform in the UK.
The mobility engineer has an incredible track record with over 3,000 successful projects completed or underway in over 50 countries globally. Now it is looking to increase its presence here.
Despite the challenges of the last 12 months, PROSE Group continued to lead a range of development projects across Europe and beyond.
That progression and acceleration of the business shows no signs of slowing down. Jochen Helmlinger, who was appointed as CEO last December, has spoken to railbusinessdaily.com about his bold plans for expansion in the UK market.
“PROSE is a specialist in rolling stock, and we are bringing our design led, collaborative engineering to the UK rail industry in 2021,” he said.
“We have worked on a number of projects within the UK rail industry already, most recently as part of the Revolution Very Light Rail (RVLR) consortium, and I am sure that we still have so much more to offer.”
Jochen has been working for PROSE for nearly 20 years in various positions and has decisively shaped the company during this time.
From joining as a Commissioning Engineer, he has developed his career, holding successful roles including Head of Business Development and Director of Engineering.
He said: “It is a great honour to be CEO at the PROSE Group. Although we still are battling the coronavirus pandemic, I truly believe we are entering an exciting chapter for the business and one of great opportunity.
“At the heart of that lies our plans for an expansion in the UK market. The key to the success is going to be building on the experience of the business over the last three decades and moving forward with technology and innovation.
“It is our ability to innovative and collaborate that has established PROSE as a trusted partner to many high-profile customers. The vision of engineering tomorrow’s mobility becomes more apparent as we offer a full range of services designed to manage and support the full vehicle life cycle.”
PROSE prides itself on being a flexible and agile business that can build close relationships with customers to ensure we deliver on promises as a leading provider of mobility solutions.
That mentality is something Jochen doesn’t want to lose as the company continues to expand.
“From design and planning to maintenance and modernisation, the range of services we offer is extensive and representative of a business able to create a truly bespoke offering every time.
“At the same time this doesn’t impact on the quality of the company’s offering. The extensive experience that we have in rail technology places us at the forefront of engineering development.
“We are also employee-owned which means we can act as an independent advisor guaranteeing a neutral solution to challenges, ensuring the best outcome in terms of costs and efficiencies.”
Technology will continue to develop in line with new socio-economic requirements, but Jochen says this is nothing new to PROSE and a prospect both he and his colleagues relish.
“The company has faced countless challenges in the past 30 years and will continue to do so,” he said.
“Although no-one has ever experienced anything like coronavirus, we have moved forward keeping staff and clients safe whilst completing jobs punctually and to the highest of standards.
“Looking to the future one thing that is certain is that the speed of technological development will only continue to increase in the coming years and as we have done in the previous 30 years we will continue to proactive in leading the way forward.
“It is this kind of innovation and collaboration that transforms the railways and why we think we have so much to offer the UK railways and can’t wait to accelerate our expansion.”
Visit www.prose.one/en-us/ for more details.