Deutsche Bahn

Testing specialists from Meridian and DB Systemtechnik consolidate partnership

Close collaboration between the British and German companies enables turnkey customer solutions for testing new and converted rail vehicles.

(Munich, 22 September 2020) The testing institutes for railway technology Meridian Generic Rail Ltd. (MGRL), based in Westerham, England, and DB Systemtechnik, based in Minden, Germany recently strengthened their long-standing partnership with a framework agreement.

Since 2017, the British and German companies have combined their testing and approval services as turnkey solution providers for vehicle projects at various locations in Europe.

The new alliance between the partners offers customers an even wider range of services for the approval of new or converted rail vehicles in Europe: logistics, commissioning, maintenance, operations, type testing, homologation and approval management.

Notable examples include strategically important testing on test circuits at Velim in the Czech Republic and the French railway testing centre CEF1 near Valenciennes – from the organisation of the test circuits to the performance of measurements.

Comments for the signing of the contract

"It's an exciting moment for us to formalise our existing relationship with this framework agreement," says Martina Richterova, Operations Support Manager at MGRL. "It gives us even more access to DB Systemtechnik's wide-ranging testing expertise, to the benefit of our joint customers."

Andrew Tilson, Managing Director of Meridian Generic Rail: “We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial collaboration with our partners at DB Systemtechnik. Together we will solve a lot of issues for our industry and clients alike, in an efficient manner that will save time and add value. This is a total unique approach with end to end solutions that is currently unmatched by any other supplier.”

Dr. Lars Müller, Head of Testing at DB Systemtechnik: "Our business requires broad technical expertise, high service quality and a great deal of flexibility. Our solid partnership with MGRL enables us to meet all these customer requirements as a one-stop test institute."