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Build supervision and asset valuation for the rail industry

Asset management for the rail sector | TÜV Rheinland

Secure high quality and availability of your railway vehicles and facilities with the help of our asset management services

Reliable infrastructure and on-time ready-to-operate vehicles are essential to ensure smooth operations both in rail and public transport.

It is therefore important that all the parties involved in investment, procurement and purchasing know the technical condition and value of the assets in question. This is true for financing, leasing or rental hand-overs, re-sales, and for situations where future investments need to be classified or warranty claims are made.

In all these cases, we are the right partner to have by your side. Our experts assist you during the vehicle engineering and manufacturing with quality assurance and contract implementation monitoring and the construction management of rail infrastructure and facilities. We can also help you with the testing and assessment of assets and with improvements in operation and maintenance. Benefit from our interdisciplinary team, our extensive experience and resulting comprehensive practical knowledge.

Would you like to learn more about our asset management services? Then make an appointment now.

Always up to date on the state and value of your railway assets – with our asset management support

Our experts provide assistance for new builds, repairs, maintenance and modernization with services ranging from planning to final acceptance. Our build supervision or construction monitoring secures the value of your asset and ensures it can be put into service on schedule. You achieve maximum safety and quality for your rail assets and protect yourself from warranty claims.

An assessment and appraisal of your existing assets also clarifies their technical condition, marketability and residual value. As a result, the plausibility of investments is verified and risks are minimized.

We are also happy to perform regular and continuous assessments and inspections of rail vehicles and rail infrastructure on your behalf. Detecting defects and deviations early on allows you to lower life-cycle costs and maintain asset value. In case of accidents or incidents you can use our services to secure your legal position.

Our extensive asset management services

Asset management in the rail sector | TÜV Rheinland
We support you with comprehensive services in four areas of expertise.

We offer extensive support services for asset management in the rail industry:

Build supervision, construction monitoring and commissioning of assets that are new or under construction
We monitor quality and compliance with the specifications, whether for metro vehicles, trams, electric and diesel multiple units or locomotives, freight cars or even auxiliary or special-purpose vehicles. If necessary, we will also help you optimize production planning and organization at the production site. By the way, we also provide this assistance for assembly and component fabrication.


Maintenance monitoring and approval of preventive or corrective maintenance works
Here we help you monitor the requirements-compliant execution of maintenance measures, the approval of maintenance or retrofit concepts and correct servicing and repairs. If necessary, we will also assume full project management for intervals, general inspections or overhaul programs of rolling stock.

Assessment and appraisal of existing assets
Do you want to sell, rent or lease out vehicles or restructure your financing? Are you interested in purchasing used vehicles or existing facilities, or are you about to take over assets as part of a service contract? We support you with realistic and independent technical evaluations and valuations.

Assessment and appraisal in the event of accidents and incidents
Our experts also provide extensive help in the event of vehicle damage or accident, from damage assessment, repair and cost estimates, organization and monitoring of correct repairs to documentation and re-commissioning. We provide recommendations for repair concepts, insurance and damage appraisals and decision criteria for second use or scrapping.

Supervision of technical condition throughout the vehicle's service life
Even once vehicles have been accepted and put into service, their condition and value need to be determined and checked at regular intervals. We advise on defining respective KPIs and controlling intervals, on implementing information and documentation systems and on continuous reporting. If issues or deviations are discovered during this process, we help you define remedial measures and develop optimization potential.

Our expertise for asset management in the rail sector

We have extensive experience of asset management, build supervision and construction monitoring in the rail sector. Our expertise is in demand among rail and public transport operators around the world, but also among leasing companies, manufacturers and insurers – which clearly speaks for the quality of our experts and services. This is confirmed by high-profile references, framework contracts and consultant qualifications.

Our team of qualified experts has more than just hands-on technical experience and expertise in maintenance and operation; it also comprises industrial engineers, economists and business economists with extensive experience in market assessment.

Trust in our experience and make use of our best practice know-how. Contact us now!

More information

pdf Brochure – Rail consulting 1 MB Download
pdf Flyer – Solutions for transport companies 726 KB Download
pdf Flyer – Procurement projects 1 MB Download
pdf Flyer – Entity in charge of maintenance 1 MB Download
pdf Flyer – Condition monitoring for various industries 213 KB Download

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