Fogtec International webversion

FOGTEC Newsletter

July 2020

  • Modernization of the world's highest cog railway in the Rocky Mountains
  • New headquarters of pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca protected with water mist
  • First rail vehicle fleet in the USA to be installed with a water mist suppression system in the passenger area
  • FOGTEC supports Career Starters

Pikes Peak

Up to the top in Colorado

Manitou & Pike's Peak Cog Railway

Since 1891, the cog railway of Manitou & Pike’s Peak Railway Company (MPPR) has led to the summit of the mountain Pike's Peak (4,301m) in the Rocky Mountains, making it the highest cog railway in the world. The railway was temporarily closed in 2017 for a complete modernization and will reopen for its 130th anniversary in 2021.

A total of three diesel locomotives and nine passenger coaches will be produced by Stadler for MPPR equipped with FOGTEC’s fire detection system. The well-proven Series 1000 from FOGTEC offers a reliable and low maintenance solution for long-term service.


Major project for our retailer Compco

Pharmaceutical company secured with water mist in case of fire

Our partner Compco Fire Systems has completed the installation of a FOGTEC system at AstraZeneca, one of the world's leading companies in the pharmaceutical, research-based industry. Our system protects the main control room of the research and development building.  In addition, Compco has installed conventional sprinklers in the adjacent energy centre.

AstraZeneca is expected to receive a commitment from the UK government to mass produce a COVID 19 vaccine if Oxford University's research and development proves successful.

The entire building complex, covering almost 60,000 m2 and costing almost $1 billion, is located at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and will house AstraZeneca's new global headquarters, which will be completed shortly.


Los Angeles Metro

FOGTEC equips new trains with water mist fire suppression

The new HR4000 subway car for Los Angeles Metro will be protected by FOGTEC fire detection and high pressure water mist fire suppression. The 64 cars from CRRC will increase the service level on the Los Angeles Red line as well as the Purple line that is being extended.

This will be the first fleet of new rail vehicles in the USA to be installed with a water mist fire suppression system in the passenger area. This represents a milestone, not just for FOGTEC but also for the use in the USA of on-board fire suppression in passenger areas as part of the whole fire life safety concept.


Training at FOGTEC

Congratulations on passing the exam!

We are very proud to announce that our first trainee as office management assistant, Yülye, successfully passed her final examination this month and has been a permanent member of our team ever since.

Already in summer and winter of 2018, our first two apprentices ever, in the fields of warehouse logistics and mechatronics, had passed their exams. Currently, three more young professionals are in the middle of their training with us. Both the apprentices and we as the FOGTEC team, in our still young role as trainers, can learn a lot from each other. We look forward to gradually supporting more and more young people in their professional future!

FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH
Schanzenstr. 19A
51063 Cologne

Tel: +49 221 96 223 0
Fax: +49 221 96 223 30