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TÜV Rheinland

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Postal address Avda de Burgos, 114
ES- 28050 Madrid
Telephone +34 917 444 500 E-mail Web
Company data
Management team

Country Manager: Kirsten Raapke;
Regional Field Manager Western Europe: Thomas Quernheim;
Head of Sales Rail: Javier Iglesias García

Activity Engineering, Consulting, Training (TRIT) Certification (TRRC), and Research.
Main products and services

Asset Management and Evaluation:
-    Technical assistance, supervision of manufacturing and maintenance, commissioning of systems.
-    Accident assessment, cause determination and repair supervision.
-    Technical control of assets for rolling stock leasing companies and financial institutions.
-    Evaluation and valuation of assets (rolling stock, etc.).
-    Process optimisation, contract control and requirements management.
Procurement and Purchasing:
-    Acquisition of assets, PPP, franchises and concessions. Procurement strategy (including aspects such as Life Cycle Cost Cycle -LCC- and RAMS).
-    Global sourcing strategies, supply chain and supplier analysis.
-    Expert analysis of the purchase or sale of rolling stock.
-    Analysis of tendering or general contracting procedures and drafting or supervision of specifications.
-    Supplier management, audits and inspections (with international scope).
Operation and maintenance: Workshop and maintenance depot strategy. LEAN Management. Maintenance Optimisation. Reliability and cost driver analysis. Spare parts and fleet parts management
Railway Safety: Safety Management, Safety Engineering, RAM Engineering, Requirements Management, ...
-    Technical and economic feasibility studies for HS, conventional rail and metro or tramway operations.
-    Feasibility studies for the rehabilitation of railway lines.
-    Environmental impact assessments and socio-economic studies.
-    Operational planning (travel time, schedules and capacities).
-    Supervision of works.
-    Inventory and evaluation of railway infrastructure and its elements.
Market development and support to franchises or new operators:
-    Technical and strategic support during the bidding process (Bid-Support).
-    Market analysis, support in entering new markets and development in existing markets, mergers and acquisitions, internalization and localization strategies.
-    Business planning, development and execution of financing models.
-    Franchise and concession management, operation launch and implementation and start-up support.

Training: We offer seminars, workshops and trainings, as well as training specifically tailored to your company's needs in the railway and industrial field.


Top products: ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING: 1. Consulting and support in Hydrogen-based technologies (TRIT). TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, RESEARCH: 2. Certification of Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECM). Applicable to all vehicle categories, from HS trains, EMUs, DMUs, locomotives, wagons and auxiliary rolling stock.


Activities by year

Activities in 2020:


Assessment and Certification of Rolling Stock: Siemens Mireo Hybrid; Siemens Serie C2 (U-Bahn München); Bombardier F2 Type Flexity (Brüssel); Stadler Tramlink (Augsburg),…

Assessment and Certification of ETCS: DB Rhine-Alpine – TP Südwest + TP Mitte; Bellinzona – Giubiasco (3rd track); Siemens Vectron; Siemens Desiro Cityjet ÖBB; trackside CCS Israel; ERTMS National Implementation Plan Norway; Velaro D ETCS OBU;…

Assessment and Certification of Infrastructure: Bözbergtunnel (CH) route 2324; section Troisdorf – Bonn-Oberkassel; ESTW-A Köthen; route 1522 Oldenburg – Wilhelmshaven; section Oldenburg – Rastede, Varel – Sande, route 4500 Ulm Hbf – Friedrichshafen Stadt and 4530 Friedrichshafen Stadtd – Lindau Aeschach, Pforzheimer Tunnel, routes 3660 and 3600 Nordmainische S-Bahn; ETS Atotxa Station (AsBo); ETS Hernani-Astigarraga section (AsBo); RailOne slab track (AsBo); INECO Sagunto Station and Sagunto-Castellón section; INECO San Vicenç de Calders - Tarragona - Vila Seca Junction section; INECO Zaragoza - Delicias station (AsBo);…

Independent Safety Assessment: Jerusalem LRT System – Stage 2; Riyadh Metro Line 1, 2 & 3; Brussels Metro; Metro Cityringen Copenhagen; Siemens ATO and ATP System Trainguard MT; Macau Metro; APM Airport Munich T2; Railway lines in Portugal for THALES (Douro, Beira Alta, Norte,…); STADLER locomotives for ADIF; CAF TCMS-S; ALSTOM dual locomotives for Turkey; GSMR voice cab for Comboios de Portugal vehicles,...

ECM: VTG; Beacon Rail; Baseler Verkehrsbetriebe; Irish Rail; SBB Cargo.


Procurement Support: CAF Urbos 100 (Freiburg); Procurement Serie C3 (U-Bahn München); Siemens Mireo + Desiro HC (Net Augsburg); Stadler Flirt3 (Net Allgäu)

Maintenance Optimisation: Bremer Straßenbahn; DB Regio AG; Keolis Deutschland; SBB; SBB Cargo

Build Supervision and Condition Assessment: Stadler Flirt3XL (S-Bahn Rhine-Ruhr); Bombardier Talent3 (SWEG)

Homologation Support: Stadler Tramlink (Erfurt); Siemens Serie C2 (U-Bahn München)


Innovations in 2020:


Located in the middle of Europe between Netherland and Germany, in our international testing facility we are able to perform several local/global industry and regulatory standards as well as support with the approval process.

Our test center team of technical and industry experts has proven experience with battery testing, type approval and customer projects with OEMs and TIERs. Embedded in the TÜV Rheinland worldwide expert network, we create high quality, tailored solutions for our customers.

Our focus are large scale battery packs like those used on the railroad, including in our portfolio: Battery simulator, Climate chamber, splash water test, shaker, abuse center, corrosion chamber, dust test system, IP  test chamber, temperature shock system.


Separate technical regulations and standards are to be drawn up for the approval of hydrogen-powered rail vehicles in Germany in order to simplify the implementation and approval process for hydrogen and fuel cell technology in rail vehicles. Client: Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung (DZSF) beim Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA)

Areas With a presence in 40 cities in 20 countries in all regions of the world, and more than 50 years of experience in the railway sector, our international team offers services such as Civil Engineering, Assessment, Certification and Consultancy, providing personalized attention to a global audience in different languages.
Certifications With TÜV Rheinland Rail Certification: Accreditation as Certification Body (ISO/IEC 17065) Accreditation as Inspection Body Type A (ISO/IEC 17020) Acceptance as Notified Body (Interoperability Guideline 2008/57/EG) for all Subsystems Acceptance as Designated Body for the assessment of notified national technical rules (NNTR) in Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Acceptance as Assessment Body (CSM-RA) for the evaluation and assessment of risks according to 402/2013/EG Auditors for ISO 9001:2015 & IRIS EBA authorized experts - Software on rolling stock (on-board CCS) - Mechanical structures of rolling stock - Assessment of generic safety cases TAB authorized experts for different federal states in Germany With TÜV Rheinland Luxembourg: Accreditation as Assessment Body for EEM (or ECM) certifications according to (EU) 2019/779
Share capital 1,998 mio euros
Activities Training, certification, research, Engineering and consulting.
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