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Rail Maintenance Optimization

Rolling stock maintenance – TÜV Rheinland

Optimizing maintenance for rolling stock and railway infrastructure

Due to the increasing competition in the transport sector and decreasing financial resources, all market participants are experiencing considerably greater cost pressure. We help you optimize your rail and bus maintenance, making your business more efficient,effective and competitive.

With our support, you willl achieve comprehensive technical, operational and economic improvement of your workshop operations and streamline the interfaces between operations, maintenance and supply chain management. Our services are focused on five areas: Vehicle and maintenance technology, workshop organization, supply chain management, workshop strategy and management systems.

We have become a leading service provider in the field of process re-design and optimization in operation, maintenance, workshop, and spare parts management in local, regional and freight rail transport. Our experts have extensive experience of all workshop processes. Together we can develop tailor-made concepts for improving efficiency and lowering costs in the workshop and successfully implementing the measures identified.

Lower maintenance costs – with our services for workshops

With our support, you can reduce the downtime for scheduled maintenance and repair of rail vehicles and buses, and you can lower maintenance costs while maintaining high safety and quality standards. You will also increase vehicle availability and improve employee satisfaction through reliable processes in the workshop.

In collaboration with our experts, you can identify potential improvements to the organization, workshop and logistics. This will enable you to optimize your organizational and process structures as well as your strategies for vehicle maintenance. You will also achieve lasting improvements to your fleet strategy and your warehouse and logistics concept.

Our solutions for efficient maintenance of rolling stock and buses

Rolling stock maintenance and ECM certification – TÜV Rheinland Caption= Our comprehensive services help you maintain your vehicles.
Our comprehensive services help you maintain your vehicles.

Our experienced experts will help you to optimize your workshop and implement measures for improvement within the following fields:

Vehicle and maintenance technology
We develop and optimize strategies for vehicle maintenance and - upon implementing – develop respective safety cases. We also help you to develop your fleet strategy further and decide on the relative merits of the procurement of new vehicles vs. investing in major overhauls and reconditioning.

Workshop organization
We help you optimize your organizational and process structures in maintenance and operation and make them more efficient. Services in this field also include interface optimization between workshop and vehicle scheduling or ‘make-or-buy’ analysis as decision making support for in- and outsourcing.

Supply chain managementFundamental aspects of workshop and maintenance supply chain management include the development of concepts for spare parts handling and warehouse organization as well as the definition of spare part sets for intervals, repairs and revisions. We also advise on effective methods of just-in-time material supply within the production process.

Workshop strategy
Our experts determine the workshop capacities and staffing requirements based on your fleet and maintenance strategy, define the necessary infrastructure and equipment and help you to optimally distribute jobs and services between sites.

Management systems
We help you analyze and introduce proven safety management systems, e.g. as per directive 2004/49/EC, or implement ECM responsibilities as per EU regulation 445/2011 (equivalence in OTIF).

Our experts are experienced partners for rail maintenance

Extensive experience of rail vehicle and components maintenance and lots of successful workshop optimization projects worldwide make us a strong and reliable partner.

We take a close look at your organization and your operating and maintenance processes and combine it with extensive knowledge of vehicle technology. Our success is based on the fact that we consider both the technical or operational side and the human "soft" factors.

We adapt our services to your needs and handle projects with experienced interdisciplinary teams on site and at our offices around the world.

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pdf Flyer - Entity in charge of maintenance 1 MB Download

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