01.03.2016 | Industry

TÜV NORD and Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Systemtechnik have agreed on a comprehensive cooperation, with a contract signed in Hamburg. Both organizations have been established in the approval, testing and inspection business for many years and now aim to achieve wide-ranging synergy benefits for their clients by combining their competence and skills.

“We are already working together very intensively on the approvals for the ICE 4 and the Munich-Nuremberg Express. So it is only logical to extend our activities into an official cooperation", explains Hans Peter Lang, CEO of DB Systemtechnik.

In future, TÜV NORD and DB Systemtechnik will offer their customers a complete package. Starting with design draft and design examination and then following on to railway vehicle approvals and collection of the vehicle from the customer, up to assessment of infrastructure. In addition, the cooperation will make better use of human resources.

“At the moment, it is not always possible to cover project rescheduling or delay based on the capacity within our own organization. The cooperation will open up flexible access to the resources of our partner”, says Rudolf Wieland, Managing Director of TÜV NORD Systems. Both companies are also looking forward to further opportunities on international markets.

The cooperation will mean that there is one central contact for approvals, testing and inspection in all areas of railway transportation, from trams to high-speed trains. DB Systemtechnik CEO Hans Peter Lang: “We are combining the safety philosophy of TÜV NORD – which is recognised the world over – with the technical competence of Europe’s leading engineering consultancy in the railway sector.” And TÜV NORD Systems managing director Rudolf Wieland adds: “Our experts, who are very highly respected in the sector, are a guarantee of reliable results that are technically beyond reproach.”


With over 10,000 employees, TÜV NORD GROUP is one of the largest technical service providers, offering its advisory, service and inspection expertise in over 70 countries throughout the world. Areas of activity include Industrial Services, Mobility, Training and IT. TÜV NORD GROUP occupies a unique position in the sector based on its work in the fields of natural resources and aerospace and is firmly committed to its guiding principle and watchword: “Excellence for your business”.

About DB Systemtechnik

DB Systemtechnik is Europe’s largest competence center for railway engineering, with main emphasis on railway vehicle technology. As a highly-capable provider with a strong customer focus, DB Systemtechnik not only serves the DB Group with its technical expertise, but is increasingly active in railway markets all over the world.
Guiding principle: “Our railway know-how – your success.”

Annika Burchard

Industry, Energy, TÜV NORD Akademie

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