[EU] Siemens Mobility acquires HMH – the manufacturer of the MIREL train protection system

Siemens Mobility has acquired HMH, a Slovakian-based technology company that offers the MIREL national train protection system for Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. With this acquisition, Siemens can offer a complete train protection portfolio covering the Eastern European rail corridors. HMH will remain based in Bratislava, Slovakia, and will be integrated into Siemens Mobility’s Rail Infrastructure business unit.

“HMH is a strategic addition to our Rail Infrastructure portfolio and enhances our market position. This acquisition represents an important milestone in our pursuit of providing comprehensive solutions from a single source for all rolling stock providers in Europe,” states Andre Rodenbeck, CEO of Siemens Mobility Rail Infrastructure. “We are excited to welcome our new colleagues from Bratislava to Siemens Mobility.”

“Siemens Mobility is the perfect partner for us. Together we can build and grow our portfolio of train protection systems which have been leading the way for the past two decades. The future lies in European cross-border rail traffic. With HMH now being an integral part of the Siemens Mobility family, we will be at the center of this development for the Eastern European market. This is a major step for our future,” says Tomáš Horváth, CEO and Founder of HMH.

MIREL VZ1 is the complete and unique legacy solution on the market that is designed to support the safe operations of railways in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. Designed as a harmonized system with an interface according to European rail standards, MIREL VZ1 can be integrated with ETCS, the future rail protection system for all European Union member states.

HMH was established in 1993 and has been developing, producing, and maintaining train protection and train control monitoring systems since 1999. The company´s main product is MIREL.