Products & Technology

How to tackle Australia’s infrastructure pipeline

Omada, Gioconda and Ketech are shared a stand at AusRAIL Plus this year, showcasing the services and technological solutions they say will have a positive impact.


To tackle the impending onslaught of work the infrastructure pipeline will engender for the rail industry, a growing number of companies in the space are joining forces.

Omada Rail Systems has a strong awareness of the business and economic fundamentals of successful rail projects and a firm appreciation of business operational requirements.

About joining forces with Gioconda and Ketech to bring their respective ranges of innovative solutions into the Australian market, Mark Hadfield, director of Omada said, “I am extremely excited by our new partnerships with Ketech and Gioconda. This is an incredible opportunity for both companies to expand into the Australian market. Likewise, I am confident that Omada will also benefit significantly from these partnerships to fulfil our ambitions of expansion into the UK.”

Founded in 2016 and specialising in a range of signalling, telecommunications management and engineering services for the rail industry, Omada is a new player in the systems management space. Their strong in-house capabilities and engineering focus, enables them to work across the life of a project, including the planning, design, test, commissioning and management stages.

According to Omada, (the Greek word meaning ‘team’), they boast over 300 years of combined experience in rail signalling and telecommunications.

“With our highly trained and experienced engineers and world-class technologies, we are able to apply effective solutions to a wide variety of technical challenges. We provide our clients with innovative and excellent service, and apply knowledge and expertise across technically advanced, purpose built signalling and communication systems,” Hadfield said, speaking to Rail Express.

“Our many years of experience in managing and engineering safety critical systems has cemented safety as a fundamental principle in all our working practices.”

The company also says that its credo is to provide value for money services to the Australian rail market and, when designing their solutions, focussing on getting the basics right – identifying and understanding the requirements of any project, having a collaborative relationship with their clients and implementing stringent planning for high quality project delivery.

Both Gioconda and Ketech are well established within the UK rail industry, with Ketech being a leader of innovative technology, and Gioconda being the leading provider of desktop-based signal sighting and driver briefing packages.

“Omada has the resources to support the introduction of their products into the Australian market. We consider that this technology will bring significant benefits to the Australian rail industry.”

Omada and Gioconda will also trade together as GioMada, through which they are looking to add efficiency to signal sighting, asset management and driver briefing activities.

Gioconda has previously worked with Metro Trains Melbourne and is looking forward to further collaboration in the near future as GioMada, while Ketech is a newcomer to the Australian market.