KONUX Recognized as “Game Changer” in Rail Industry, Receives Prestigious Award

KONUX, the leading AI company for sustainable transportation, received special recognition, winning the "Operations of the Future" category.


Executive Summary

KONUX, the leading AI company for sustainable transportation, received special recognition on Thursday night at the Game Changer Award, hosted by Bain & Company and manager magazin. The jury selected the company  as the winner in the “Operations of the Future” category. Three additional game-changing German companies were honoured for their thoughtful and versatile approaches.

Berlin, April 18, 2024: The KONUX team joins a class of outstanding and resourceful companies to be recognized with the Game Changer Award for their groundbreaking ideas and visions. The company’s dedication to advancing the rail industry through cutting-edge technology and data-driven solutions was a central component to the jury’s decision in the “Operations of the Future” category. KONUX’s solutions bring next-generation predictive maintenance, network usage and traffic monitoring and planning solutions to railway infrastructure management. The company has recorded 100s of millions of train passages since its inception and deployed more than 5.000 products on rail networks around the world. This recognition marks a significant milestone in KONUX’s journey, affirming its pivotal role in transforming the landscape of predictive maintenance and asset management solutions.

This award comes at a pivotal moment, as KONUX is establishing its position as a trusted partner for leading rail networks. Serving partners like Deutsche Bahn and Network Rail, KONUX has demonstrated its dedication to enhancing safety, reliability and efficiency across international railway operations.

Moreover, KONUX’s recently secured tender from ADIF in Spain demonstrates the trust and confidence in the company and the superiority of its technology by the key market stakeholders.

"This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are excited to continue driving innovation in the rail industry.”

Johanna Leisch
KONUX Managing Director and CHRO

In a Class with Revolutionary German-Based Companies

Premium fashion company Hugo Boss took home the “Customer Experience” award category for its successful positioning as a 24/7 lifestyle brand and implementation of an exceptionally customer-oriented strategy. The Schwarz Group particularly stood out in the “Product & Service Innovation” category for its  activities as one of the world’s leading retail groups, covering the entire value chain.  air up has the special designation of receiving the very first “Rising Star” award, granting recognition for its flavoured-through-scent water bottles.

About the Game Changer Award

Initiated in 2015, the Game Changer award has previously been granted to the following companies: Adidas, Auto 1, Axel Springer, BASF, BioNTech, BMW, Boxine, Carl Zeiss, Celonis, Enpal, Eos, FlixBus, HelloFresh, Infineon Technologies, KION, Motel One, Personio, Porsche, Sartorius, SAP, Siemens, Siemens Healthineers, Sixt and Zalando. More information about the Game Changer Award is available at: www.bain.de/game-changer-award



KONUX is a leading German AI scale-up, transforming railway operations for a sustainable future. The company combines Machine Learning and IIoT to deliver Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for operation, monitoring, and maintenance process automation. KONUX increases capacity, reliability, and cost-efficiency to make railway the mobility choice of tomorrow. Since its founding in 2014, KONUX has expanded to ten countries in Europe and Asia and was selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the world’s 30 most innovative start-ups and scale-ups worldwide



Dr. Hans Juergen Croissant
Company Spokesperson
Tel.: +49 163 7013035
Email: [email protected]

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