The Hungarian Ministry of National Development and a consortium formed by MÁV Ltd and MÁV-START Ltd. have signed a HUF 1.9 billion worth subsidy contract (as part of the Transport Operational Program 2007-13 KÖZOP). The project entitled “Infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance software and IT application consolidation” (INKA) increases the efficiency of maintenance management and capacity limitation plan, contributing to the improvement of the timetable stability. MAV contracted Hewlett-Packard Ltd. to carry out this one year IT development.
The ministry is committed to support financing the entire 3 billion KÖZOP-IKOP project section.The now concluded contract is worth HUF 1.9 billion.
“It is an honour and a guarantee for MÁV group to have the opportunity to cooperate with the world’s largest IT companies”, said Laszlo Pal, deputy general manager of MÁV Ltd., at the kick-off event. “With the implementation the organization based operation will be replaced by a process-based operation. The operating, maintenance and renewal processes will be more transparent, the material and equipment requirements can be planned in a long way run.”
“The INKA project covered by the Hewlett-Packard contract is just the first part of an important comprehensive program, which will be followed by further developments”, concluded Pal Laszlo..
“Hewlett-Packard is honored to take part in implementing the MÁV’s modernization agenda, as the winner of the procurement procedure launched by MÁV. HP is committed to the successful performance of INKA. Our company’s expertise, gained in domestic and international rail projects will be used for a more efficient public transport, more advanced economic and technical developments, as well as for the creation of a better transport system”, said Gabor Gonda, CEO of Hewlett-Packard Ltd.