Technical Tour: Goldschmidt-Thermit Plant Lunch pack providedTours & NetworkingThursday, 3 May 201213:30 to 15:30Off site tabsOutlineEnabling seamless transport on railThe Goldschmidt-Thermit-Group offers products and services for the construction, repair and maintenance of railway infrastructure systems, including high-speed passenger lines, heavy freight, trams or metros and operates production and service sites on all continents.Goldschmidt-Thermit is the inventor of the Thermit® welding method, manufacturer of Thermit® welding materials and global market leader. Thermit® welding facilitates the continuously welded track by connecting rails of all profiles and grades and enables more comfort due to less noise and smoother tracks, higher speed, more safety and a longer life cycle. The group also provides measurement devices for track geometry and rail stress conditions as well as measurement services and is the market leader in rail maintenance in several countries.This tour allows Summit participants to visit the group’s biggest production site for Thermit® welding materials - Elektro-Thermit in Halle - and allows them to experience and participate in a fascinating live demonstration of a Thermit® welding process. Furthermore, participants will observe live on-track rail maintenance with a 2-way grinding vehicle particularly designed for tramway, subway and switch applications and a demonstration of the newest measurement product for track safety.During the ride, Summit participants will also get a visual impression of the transition process of the former East German economy since the reunification in 1990, now harbouring a hidden champion in the city of Halle producing goods shipped to markets as far away as New Zealand.The tour is limited to a maximum of 20 persons. For the first 15 registrations the transport to the site will be organised with Porsche cars.