, March 13, 2013

Ordina wins ProRail contract for development and management of custom-made applications

Service provider responsible for migration to new train travel information system

Ordina today announces that ProRail has selected Ordina as one of its preferred suppliers for the development and management of custom-made applications. The framework agreement between the two parties has been signed for a minimum of six years, with an option for four one-year extensions. Under the framework agreement, ProRail has already awarded Ordina the contract for the migration to and management of the new rail occupancy system (Spoorbezettingssysteem) SBG++. Train traffic managers at major stations use this system to guide trains to the right platforms. The contract for the migration to and the management of SBG++ has a value of around EUR 2 million. Ordina does not disclose any financial details on the total value of the framework agreement. The selection of Ordina as a ProRail preferred supplier boosts the company’s position in the Industry market.

“ProRail sets great store by a solid and professional relationship with our suppliers, and that goes for Ordina, too. We are confident that Ordina’s know-how and expertise will contribute to a punctual and safe rail service,” says Kees Bronner, Manager Treinreisinformatiesysteem (train travel information system) at ProRail.

“ProRail deliberately chooses a limited number of strategic partners that collaborate with the company to optimise business critical systems,” says Barend de Zoete, Director of Professional Services & Projects at Ordina. “These systems must not only operate in real-time, but also have to meet the highest performance standards. This requires an active and intensive cooperation between ProRail and its IT partners. We are proud that we were able to convince ProRail of our know-how, expertise and innovative strength and we are looking forward to, together with ProRail, make IT work for train travellers.”