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VR FleetCare at Scandinavian Rail Optimisation virtual workshop

18. November 2020
Welcome to a workshop focusing on the use of smart digital solutions and data in the rail ecosystem. In addition to the presentations, there is plenty of time for open discussion in the workshop.

Virtual workshop on Wednesday, October 25th 2pm (GMT).

From VR FleetCare, Mikko Alanko, Sales and Development Director of SmartCare services, talks about the maintenance company’s role in asset management digitalisation.

I work currently as the Sales and Development Director at VR FleetCare, which is a subsidiary of VR Group, the Finnish railway operator. My mission is to find new ways how digitalisation and data can change rail fleet and track maintenance and create more value to the asset owner. I have previously led the fleet planning at VR Group and therefore understand the complex world of rail operator and fleet owner. I have a strong development mindset mixed with wild imagination.
Mikko Alanko, Sales and Development Director, SmartCare

The workshop involves a number of top experts in the field, e.g. from DB Cargo, CAF and VR Group.

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VR FleetCare will also take part in a seminar in Stockholm in June 23, 2021.

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We at FleetCare offer our customers maintenance and modernisation services for railway fleet and infrastructure in the Nordic and Baltic countries. We are a rail traffic expert with over 150 years of experience in challenging conditions. Safe freight and passenger traffic is the starting point for all operations. The key to success is our people that consists of over 1000 top tier experts. At VR FleetCare, we add value to our customers by combining our expertise in railways with digital systems, strong partnership network and a continuous strive to review and improve our services together with our customers. VR FleetCare is a subsidiary of the Finnish railway operator VR Group.



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