“Both safety and security aspects need to be addressed right from the start of a project to minimize threats and reduce risks posed by threat actors in the future. Therefore, the people from Huld join our project right from the beginning. They are able to combine safety and security in one package, which is quite unique and valuable to us”, Johan Holmberg from EKE-Electronics says.
It is absolutely crucial that a rail safety system is reliable in use, since any glitches might lead to lives lost. EKE-Electronics Ltd is a global actor in the field and since the 1980s they have provided high-quality rail safety systems for controlling all sorts of trains ranging from high speed trains to locomotives. For the past ten years, they have cooperated with Huld, and together they have delivered various rail safety systems designed to ensure the safety of passengers onboard.
EKE-Electronics provides leading technologies and automation systems to train manufacturers, operators and integrators around the world. EKE’s systems are used by train crew, maintenance and operator personnel alike, improving operational efficiency and safety of trains as well as passenger experience. Their most important markets are Europe, China and Australia.
“Our system provides information about the trains: The speed and current location of trains, their next station, which doors can be opened safely and even whether the temperatures and vibrations are within acceptable limits”, explains Johan Holmberg, the Vice President, Solution Management at EKE-Electronics.
“At EKE-Electronics, we do a wide range of demanding engineering work starting from designing our own hardware to developing software solutions from embedded software to web-based technologies and cloud solutions”, he continues.
Addressing risks posed by threat actors is crucial from the start
Huld is included in the projects from the get-go to reduce risks posed by threat actors. EKE-Electronics has done dozens of joint projects with Huld and currently has a few on-going ones, where Huld helps them to bring about a mindset of safety and security in their team on a practical level.
“Both safety and security aspects need to be addressed right from the start of a project to minimize threats and reduce risks posed by threat actors in the future. Therefore, the people from Huld join our project right from the beginning. They are able to combine safety and security in one package, which is quite unique and valuable to us”, Holmberg says.
“I value their practical approach”
Having a trustworthy partner has enabled EKE-Electronics to expand into new markets.
“Huld has been a reliable partner and so it was natural to expand from functional safety to cyber security together with them”, Holmberg states.
Having worked with Huld for a decade means that Holmberg really sees the benefits of working together.
“I value their practical approach and their ability to bring forward solutions to our problems”, Holmberg praises.