TÜV SÜD will present its comprehensive portfolio of rail services at the trade show for the Scandinavian rail industry, Elmia Nordic Rail, from 10–12 October. The experts from the company’s Rail Business Unit can be found at stand B05:29. Recently, the international provider of rail approval and safety services has increasingly turned its focus on the Scandinavian market.
“As the numbers of rail passengers rise in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, demand for our services is expanding in step”, explains Lars Brockhoff, CEO of TÜV SÜD Danmark. The Danish TÜV SÜD subsidiary offers testing, certification, assessment and training in the fields of rolling stock, infrastructure, signalling, energy supply and rail automation. “Against this background, TÜV SÜD most recently acquired MiW Rail Technology AB, a consulting firm with in-depth expertise in dynamic driving behaviour and computer simulation”, notes Brockhoff. Further TÜV SÜD subsidiaries include high-profile companies such as TÜV SÜD Nederland B.V. and SIGNON Deutschland GmbH
Prestigious project in Sweden Given their multidisciplinary know-how, the experts from TÜV SÜD Danmark were also involved in the construction of the first high-speed railway in Sweden, in the positions of Notified Body (NoBo) and third-party assessment body (AsBo). Scheduled for completion in 2028, the multi-billion-euro project will link the three largest metropolitan regions of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Louise Hopkinson, TÜV SÜD Business Facilitator, comments, “The approval procedures involved here are extensive and complex as they must ensure compliance with both European and national requirements.” TÜV SÜD is one of the few companies providing one-stop services ranging from assessment to driving tests on its proprietary test ground.
International rail industry trade show Nordic Rail is considered a must by industry experts. At the biennial exhibition, companies showcase the latest products, innovations and services for rail transport in Scandinavia. In 2015 the exhibition attracted 4,100 visitors and 341 exhibitors from 19 countries.