Smart Weeding System Helps Vegetation Managers Target Invasive Plant Species in Europe

A tablet with the Smart Weeding System platform showing on the screen.

We all travel by train, whether to work, travel or just to get from point A to point B. Traveling by train is convenient, relaxing and stress-free. It’s also one of the most environmentally friendly forms of transportation, and it’s becoming increasingly relevant for sustainable logistics.

To ensure a safe journey, we help to keep rails free of weeds. We provide reliable service and solutions based on 30 years of expertise in the railway business. With our SWS in Europe, we leverage advanced artificial intelligence to identify and target invasive plant species. Its adaptable algorithm deploys the right herbicide to combat the corresponding weed at the optimal time, enabling our customers to reach new levels of efficiency and sustainability while reducing herbicide usage by up to 70%.

Our dedicated teams are proud to help control and eliminate unwanted vegetation to better protect people, infrastructure and natural resources.

Our SWS is unique in that it records and detects the weeds in any given area, thus improving efficiency by applying herbicide only to an area where weeds/vegetation are detected. In the United Kingdom, where UK trains have been in operation since 2022 and treated in excess of 20,000 miles of our customers’ infrastructure, efficiency has been improved with a bank side nozzle modification.

We’re committed to promoting good health and well-being across our communities, so we have passionate employees leading our industrial vegetation management business. Overgrown vegetation poses a serious threat to communities that can lead to accidents, wildfires and delays. Through transparent and effective vegetation management, we help to provide sustainable railway operations and safe environments to drive people and businesses forward.