Indra (www.indracompany.com) is a global technology engineering company that operates in the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors. It is its clients' principal technology partner for digitization and key operations worldwide. Its team of experts and its in-depth knowledge of those businesses and the latest technology, and its leadership in major European innovation programs and projects to design the next generation of technological solutions, give it a differential offering and enable Indra to lead unique, highly innovative projects that will transform the future of these sectors on a global scale in the coming years.
In the 2020 financial year, Indra achieved revenue of €3.390 billion, near 52,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.
Chairman: Marc Murtra. CEO: Ignacio Mataix. Executive Vice President of Mobility in Indra: Berta Barrero.
||Design, consultancy, development, operation, operation and maintenance of technological solutions and systems for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, and in the case of the latter, in the field of railways.
|Main products and services
Indra responds to society's present mobility needs with its Mova Solutions offer, combining new digital, integration, specialisation and innovation capabilities demanded by the market, with reliability, business knowledge, Indra-proprietary technology and the unique experience of its team of professionals. Combining these differentiating factors yields a portfolio of end-to-end solutions focused on leading smart mobility to respond to current and future challenges, all while clearly prioritising traveller experience and improving sustainability. The different solution lines covered by Indra Mova Solutions span the entire life cycle of customer projects: engineering and consulting (Mova Consulting), collection systems (Mova Collect), operational and control systems (Mova Traffic), security and safety solutions (Mova Protect), communications (Mova Comms), traveller experience (Mova Experience) and operation and maintenance services (Mova Care).
Indra's comprehensive offer for the railway sector links the different sector areas, interconnecting with all other transport modes through specific solutions and services for the public sector, infrastructure administrators, railway operators, logistics operators, and even manufacturers, maintenance firms, construction companies and large integrators. Proof of its sector capacity and experience lies in the over 30,000 km of railway tracks and over 4,000 km of high-speed railways served by its Rail Mova Traffic systems. There are also north of 35 million transactions processed daily with its Mova Collect solutions and over 700 SIL-4 on-board equipment and more than 13,000 safety beacons deployed from the Mova Protect line of solutions.
The company is IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) certified according to ISO 22163, accrediting the maximum quality and safety of its railway products based on the sector's most demanding standards.
Top products: INFRAESTRUCTURE: 1. ERTMS technology for train infrastructure. 2. IoT for critical infrastructure and Smart Station. OTHERS: 3. Smart Ticketing Solutions – ABT (Account-Based Ticketing). 4. Integrated operator sales platform.
|Activities by year
There are four main pillars in Indra's railway sector offering:
(1) Optimisation and operational safety, covering all areas of operation, encompassing everything from planning to maintenance, and driving interoperability to reduce operating costs, maximise capabilities and optimise processes.
(2) Comprehensive passenger management, promoting intermodal public transport with solutions adapted to traveller needs that foster a global user experience.
(3) Interoperability of goods, through solutions for planning and managing freight transport services, thus enabling full physical and documentary traceability of cargo.
(4) Sustainability and innovation, to generate co-creation spaces conducive to the development of innovation projects and new business models. Indra also delivers strategic solutions geared towards the efficiency and sustainability of the railway business.
Indra's technology has already modernised railway infrastructures in countries including yet not limited to Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, China, Malaysia, the USA, the UK, and Australia, and is currently working on the Irish and Estonian rail networks. Indra's role as a benchmark technology supplier within the Spanish consortium for the Mecca-Medina high-speed rail link project in Saudi Arabia is also worthy of particular mention.
The company is currently working on one of the largest tender contracts ever in the world to implement all ticket sale and access control systems for the new public transport system being developed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
More than 100 cities across the world have chosen Indra's solutions to improve their urban mobility and transport ecosystems, such as London, Amsterdam, Sydney, Madrid, Dublin, Medellin and Manila.
Innovation forms a cornerstone of Indra's strategy. It stands among Europe's leading innovative companies in terms of investment in RD&I (Research, Development and Innovation) and its open innovation model, whose competence and value contribution are accredited by Spanish and European certifications.
In the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, Indra appears as one of the European companies that invests the most in R&D&i in its sector and it has become the Spanish company with the highest returns and the second in Europe within the Horizon 2020 Innovation Framework Programme (H2020).
The company is part of the highest governing body of Europe's Rail, Europe's largest rail innovation programme, which drives digitalisation and sustainability across the sector. With a budget worth 1.2 billion euros, Europe's Rail is part of Horizon Europe, the new Framework Programme for European Innovation, and it continues with the work of the previous rail innovation programme, Shift2Rail, in which Indra was already part of the highest governing body and in which it played a very important role, participating in more than 20 projects. With this new programme, the company will participate in the development of new large-scale solutions, with the participation of a large number of stakeholders, so these solutions can be implemented in different European countries. CyberRail IoT, satellite ERTMS, big data, artificial intelligence, digital twins, smart maintenance or smart platforms are some of the main technologies and solutions to be addressed by Indra in these developments.
Indra participated in several of the programmes within the framework of the previous initiative, Shift2Rail. As part of the IP4 programme, which focuses on improving traveller experience, Indra has led the ticketing and interoperability areas, and participates in the implementation of the MaaS (Mobility as a Service) paradigm at the European level with projects such as CONNECTIVE and ExenSive. These developments have already been tested in the form of pilot projects in several European cities.
Indra works in the field of railway system signalling, communications and automation as part of the X2RAIL projects under the IP2 programme, and in the digitalisation and optimisation of freight transport as part of the FR8RAIL projects under IP5. Its developments in wireless communications for on-board and on-track systems, standardised and interoperable communications, and train integrity monitoring will soon be validated by demonstrators in test environments.
In the field of railway IoT, Indra plays a very important role in the InSecTT project, which is part of the ECSEL programme. The company is also participating in the FENIX project (CEF-Connecting Europe Facility programme), where it is working on indoor terminal access automation. It´s currently developing the SIMPLE project to design and implement the pioneering Spanish digital logistics platform that will enable data sharing between all the actors in the chain and ensure between the different freight transport modes and nodes, placing Spain at the forefront of Europe in solutions of this sort.
Indra also places great importance on cybersecurity as the sector evolves towards a new hyperconnected ecosystem, and in this regard, the company has SIA, its leading cybersecurity services company in Spain and Portugal.
||Spain (51%). America (18%). Europe (19%). Asia, Middle East and Africa (12%).
||Quality Management Systems: ISO 9001, ISO 22163 (Certificación IRIS - International Railway Industry Standard), AQAP 2110, AQAP 2210, PECAL 2310, EN 9100, EN 9110, UNE-EN 9120 Design Organization (ROD), EASA part 145, EASA part 21G (POA), EASA part 21J (DOA), PERAM 145. Development and maintenance processes of software: CMMi (Capabitity Maturity Model Integration), TMMi (Test Maturity Model Integrated). Environment: ISO 14001, EMAS. Energy Management: ISO 50001. Information Technology: Service Management ISO/IEC 20000-1. Information Security: UNE-ISO/IEC 27001. Innovation Management: CEN/TS 16555-1. I+D+i UNE 166002, ISO 31000: Global Risks, UNE 19601: 2019 Compliance Unit.
||3,390 million Euros|
|No. of employees
||Over 1,200 million Euros over the last six years|
||143 million Euros|
||Electrification, Auxiliary electric equipment, Auxiliary mechanical equipment, Engineering and consulting, Maintenance, Others, Telecommunication.|