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We help you to find effective solutions for complex challenges

With 40 years of experience – we know the rolling stock business.
We call ourselves problem solvers – we find solutions that fit your needs.

Our understanding of vehicle building, procurement, vehicle authorisation, operation, maintenance, and modernisation let us provide high quality solutions. We offer solutions that are cost-effective within A-Z engineering and solution-oriented consulting. Thanks to our experts and joint knowledge, we support you in various fields. Have a look at our solutions to get a deeper understanding of why we are the best fit for you. 

Strategy


  • Strategy support
  • Project management
  • Training
  • Strategy support

    Operating rolling stock is a capital-intensive business requiring long-term focus.  We provide all relevant long-term information for asset management, daily decisions and the development of a rolling stock strategy.

    We offer the following services:

    • Plans for existing fleets
    • Operating plans
    • Investment plans
    • Risk analyses
    • Maintenance strategies

    Rolf Mühlemann


    Bernhard Frei

  • Project management

    Project management in the railway sector is challenging and needs specific expertise. In many cases several parties are involved, teams are spread across different countries, and time schedules and budgets are tight. We understand this and offer project management services for many kinds of projects. Our project managers work with both simple and complex projects involving several parties and in an international, multicultural context.

    We offer project management services in:

    • Engineering projects
    • Modernisation projects
    • Procurement projects
    • Vehicle authorization projects

    Signe Molin

  • Training

    We offer training services that meet your individual requirements. We prepare customised courses and guest lectures that can range from a basic introduction to advanced courses on specialised topics. 

    The PROSE Academy was initiated for the implementation of e-learning courses. We offer basic modules for self-study for manufacturers and operators. For example, a module on ERA vehicle approval in the fourth railway package. On this basis, customer- and user-specific advanced training courses are then carried out with PROSE experts. 

    A small extract of our services:

    • Personally tailored training modules
    • Guest lectures
    • Trainings on brake systems
    • On-site training for safety-related parts
    • Introduction to ECM (PROSE Academy)
    • Online basic module homologation of fourth railway package (PROSE Academy)

      Riccardo Loni

      Frieder Tallafuss

    Procurement


    • Procurement management
    • Project management
    • Training
    • Procurement management

      Rolling stock procurement is complex and absorbs time and resources. We can assume responsibility for your procurement project or strengthen your existing team. We develop a customized procurement strategy and use professional project planning tools to coordinate the entire procurement process, in close cooperation with you. We support you either during the whole procurement process or at a specific specialized topic.

      We offer the following services:

      • Tender preparation
      • Bid evaluation
      • Negotiations support

      Signe Molin


      Frieder Tallafuss


      Rolf Mühlemann

    • Project management

      Project management in the railway sector is a challenging task and needs specific expertise. In many cases several parties are involved, teams are spread across different countries and time schedules as well as budgets are tight. We understand this and offer project management services in a wide variety of projects. Our project managers work with both simple and complex projects, projects involving several parties and in an international, multi-cultural context.

      We offer project management services in:

      • Engineering projects
      • Modernisation projects
      • Procurement projects
      • Vehicle authorization projects

      Signe Molin

    • Training

      We offer training services that meet your individual requirements. We prepare customised courses and guest lectures that can range from a basic introduction to advanced courses on specialised topics. 

      The PROSE Academy was initiated for the implementation of e-learning courses. We offer basic modules for self-study for manufacturers and operators. For example, a module on ERA vehicle approval in the fourth railway package. On this basis, customer- and user-specific advanced training courses are then carried out with PROSE experts. 

      A small extract of our services:

      • Personally tailored training modules
      • Guest lectures
      • Trainings on brake systems
      • On-site training for safety-related parts
      • Introduction to ECM (PROSE Academy)
      • Online basic module homologation of fourth railway package (PROSE Academy)

        Riccardo Loni

        Frieder Tallafuss

      Development


      • Electrial & electronic engineering
      • Mechanical vehicle and systems engineering
      • Signalling
      • Software
      • Test benches & facilities
      • Troubleshooting
      • Validation – Verification
      • Electrial & electronic engineering

        PROSE designs customised electronic devices. We define system requirements in line with your needs and standards such as EN 50129 and 50155. From system design to type testing, we generate a device that fully fits its purpose. We define HV / MV / LV / TCMS architectures, train networks and function allocation, and handle the integration design of all subsystems on board the train. We design on-board electrical systems and provide mechanical design support

        We offer the following services:

        • System analysis and design
        • Schematic design and electrical diagrams (HV-MV-LV)
        • Design of the printed-circuit board, subsystem and integration
        • Mechanical design and support integration
        • Electrical cabinet design
        • Firmware design
        • Prototyping
        • Functional test & commissioning

        Riccardo Loni


        Josef Kometer

      • Mechanical vehicle and systems engineering

        All starts with systems engineering and determines the mechanical design of safe vehicles. For vehicles to be built or modernised, we want to be your trusted partner throughout the entire development process, from conceptual to final design and during production.

        Our mechanical department specialises in all kinds of line-bound vehicles and offers engineering services for:

        • Development of vehicle-bodies, bogies and rolling stock components
        • Simulation of running dynamics, side wind stability, contact mechanics, and wheel-rail wear reduction
        • Stress and strength, crash, noise, and vibration analyses of rolling stock
        • Heat-transfer simulations and rolling stock fire safety

        Our systems engineering offers services for:

        • Integrating systems and components in railway vehicles
        • Brake calculations
        • Load assumptions using running dynamics simulations
        • Gauging and kinematic analyses
        • Aerodynamics

        We provide expert opinions in these fields and for accident investigations.


        Bastian Fischer


        Christoph Gyr


        Joakim Jahn

      • Signalling

        We have expertise in advisory, procurement, project management and integration of railway signalling solutions in line with the latest safety standards. Our distinct focus is on onboard systems but considering any Command Control and Signalling, CCS related technologies. We advise on operational aspects and we procure and integrate signalling systems for you.

        We offer the following services:

        • Signalling advisory on operational aspects
        • Signalling requirement engineering and implementation concepts
        • Procurement and rollout support for ATP (Class-B, ETCS & CBTC), ATO or related challenges
        • On-board integration of CCS systems including radio technologies GSM-R / FRMCS, etc.

        Riccardo Loni


        Rolf Mühlemann

      • Software

        Our software services range from embedded software solutions to in-house designed software products, as well as support with generic software.

        We offer the following services:

        • Embedded software for safety-related systems
        • Embedded real-time software
        • Communication protocols and drivers
        • Railway application software
        • Simulators and automated test equipment
        • Offering in-house designed software products
        • Desktop applications
        • Data warehousing

          Riccardo Loni


          Josef Kometer

        • Test benches & facilities

          The reduction of the testing time for newly built vehicles is an important element for the reduction of delivery time and costs. To test modules of rail vehicles before assembling of the whole vehicle PROSE has developed, built and delivered several test benches for rail vehicles.

          We offer the following services:

          • Development of testing strategies
          • Creation of test protocols
          • Development of test benches according to customer requirements
          • Integration of test benches in existing test strategies
          • Software development for the test benches
          • Building and delivery of all needed components
          • Commissioning on site
          • Training of the test personnel
          • Maintenance of the test benches

          Josef Kometer


          Günther Amplatz

        • Troubleshooting

          We offer extensive troubleshooting support related to the functioning of rolling stock, railway systems, and processes. You can either appoint us as your independent advisor to guide you in the troubleshooting process or you can leave the entire issue-solving to our experts.

          We offer the following services:

          • Root-cause analysis, e.g. extensive wear
          • Solution development, e.g. repair or obsolescence solutions
          • Implementation supervision
          • Demonstration of fault correction
          • Accident investigations

            Felix Saur


            Jochen Helmlinger

          • Validation – Verification

            We support you in verification and validation processes for both software and hardware. Our experts can either become an integral part of your own team or assume responsibility for the entire verification and validation process.

            We offer the following services:

            • Verification and validation plans
            • Verification and review of design documents
            • Software test and source code inspection
            • Functional validation & simulator development
            • Fault-injection test

            Riccardo Loni


            Banafsheh Madani

          Vehicle Authorisation


          • Vehicle Authorisation
          • Project management
          • Troubleshooting
          • Training
          • Test benches & facilities
          • Vehicle Authorisation

            Managing vehicle authorisation requires the consideration of many national and international regulations. In an environment where regulations are continuously developing, it is necessary to be updated regarding requirements and processes. Ready to support you. We offer professional authorisation management support, either as a general contractor or as an integral part of your existing team.

            We offer the following services:

            • Authorisation strategy
            • Authorisation concept
            • Authorisation dossier
            • Responsibility and management of the entire authorisation process
            • Management of changes in simple and complex projects
            • Support in the handling ERA processes, such as One-Stop-Shop (OSS)

            Christoph Gyr


            Robert Sieglitz


            Stefan Bühler

          • Project management

            Project management in the railway sector is challenging and needs specific expertise. In many cases several parties are involved, teams are spread across different countries, and time schedules and budgets are tight. We understand this and offer project management services for many kinds of projects. Our project managers work with both simple and complex projects involving several parties and in an international, multicultural context.

            We offer project management services in:

            • Engineering projects
            • Modernisation projects
            • Procurement projects
            • Vehicle authorization projects

            Signe Molin

          • Troubleshooting

            We offer extensive troubleshooting support related to the functioning of rolling stock, railway systems, and processes. You can either appoint us as your independent advisor to guide you in the troubleshooting process or you can leave the entire issue-solving to our experts.

            We offer the following services:

            • Root-cause analysis, e.g. extensive wear
            • Solution development, e.g. repair or obsolescence solutions
            • Implementation supervision
            • Demonstration of fault correction
            • Accident investigations

              Felix Saur


              Jochen Helmlinger

            • Training

              We offer training services that meet your individual requirements. We prepare customised courses and guest lectures that can range from a basic introduction to advanced courses on specialised topics. 

              The PROSE Academy was initiated for the implementation of e-learning courses. We offer basic modules for self-study for manufacturers and operators. For example, a module on ERA vehicle approval in the fourth railway package. On this basis, customer- and user-specific advanced training courses are then carried out with PROSE experts. 

              A small extract of our services:

              • Personally tailored training modules
              • Guest lectures
              • Trainings on brake systems
              • On-site training for safety-related parts
              • Introduction to ECM (PROSE Academy)
              • Online basic module homologation of fourth railway package (PROSE Academy)

                Riccardo Loni

                Frieder Tallafuss

              • Test benches & facilities

                The reduction of the testing time for newly built vehicles is an important element for the reduction of delivery time and costs. To test modules of rail vehicles before assembling of the whole vehicle PROSE has developed, built and delivered several test benches for rail vehicles.

                We offer the following services:

                • Development of testing strategies
                • Creation of test protocols
                • Development of test benches according to customer requirements
                • Integration of test benches in existing test strategies
                • Software development for the test benches
                • Building and delivery of all needed components
                • Commissioning on site
                • Training of the test personnel
                • Maintenance of the test benches

                Josef Kometer


                Günther Amplatz

              Maintenance


              • Maintenance support and optimisation
              • Technical Documentation
              • RAMS & LCC
              • Test benches & facilities
              • Project management
              • Troubleshooting
              • Maintenance support and optimisation

                We support you in implementing efficient servicing and maintenance systems for railway vehicles, to ensure sufficient rolling stock and to lower life cycle costs. We analyse current situations and suggest the right solutions to ensure your success.

                We offer the following services:

                • Current situation and delta analysis
                • Concepts for operation and production
                • Customised maintenance optimisation plans
                • ECM consultancy

                Rolf Mühlemann


                Tobias Hoppe


                Joakim Jahn

              • Technical Documentation

                We provide technical documentation expertise to rail and other public transportation. We are experts at explaining, structuring and visualizing, with a focus on delivering functional documentation such as manuals for operating and maintenance personnel.

                We offer the following services:

                • Technical Writing
                • Project Managing
                • Training Material
                • Translations
                • Information Analysis
                • Structured Information Management: methodology and tools
                • Consultancy and Procurement of Document Management
                • PRO(doc) – Customized Online Documentation Library (Read more about PRO(doc))

                Joakim Jahn


                Amanda Werner Nilsson

              • RAMS & LCC

                There is a growing need for techniques to improve reliability, availability, maintainability and safety, and to predict life cycle cost. You can rely on us to perform customised analyses in your best interest.

                We offer the following services:

                • Reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS)
                • Life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis
                • Reliability growth programs

                Riccardo Loni

              • Test benches & facilities

                The reduction of the testing time for newly built vehicles is an important element for the reduction of delivery time and costs. To test modules of rail vehicles before assembling of the whole vehicle PROSE has developed, built and delivered several test benches for rail vehicles.

                We offer the following services:

                • Development of testing strategies
                • Creation of test protocols
                • Development of test benches according to customer requirements
                • Integration of test benches in existing test strategies
                • Software development for the test benches
                • Building and delivery of all needed components
                • Commissioning on site
                • Training of the test personnel
                • Maintenance of the test benches

                Josef Kometer


                Günther Amplatz

              • Project management

                Project management in the railway sector is challenging and needs specific expertise. In many cases several parties are involved, teams are spread across different countries, and time schedules and budgets are tight. We understand this and offer project management services for many kinds of projects. Our project managers work with both simple and complex projects involving several parties and in an international, multicultural context.

                We offer project management services in:

                • Engineering projects
                • Modernisation projects
                • Procurement projects
                • Vehicle authorization projects

                Signe Molin

              • Troubleshooting

                We offer extensive troubleshooting support related to the functioning of rolling stock, railway systems, and processes. You can either appoint us as your independent advisor to guide you in the troubleshooting process or you can leave the entire issue-solving to our experts.

                We offer the following services:

                • Root-cause analysis, e.g. extensive wear
                • Solution development, e.g. repair or obsolescence solutions
                • Implementation supervision
                • Demonstration of fault correction
                • Accident investigations

                  Felix Saur


                  Jochen Helmlinger

                Modernisation


                • Modernisation
                • Obsolesence
                • Technical Documentation
                • Project management
                • Test benches & facilities
                • Troubleshooting
                • Modernisation

                  Older rail vehicles, although well-maintained, may no longer meet modern standards or new operational requirements. We assist in the technical modernisation of your existing vehicles. Our modernisation specialists can evaluate and develop the modernisation procedures in detail.

                  We offer the following services:

                  • Requirements analysis
                  • Documentation of the required modernisation
                  • Refurbishment engineering
                  • Coordination of modernisation
                  • Vehicle authorisation procedure support

                  Lukas Müller


                  Joakim Jahn


                  Bastian Fischer

                • Obsolesence

                  The long lifecycle of rolling stock assets comes with a set of challenges related to obsolescence. We advise you in the strategy and the approach to overcome these challenges in general.

                  We offer the following services:

                  • Obsolescence strategy advisory
                  • Implementing KPI-cockpits, tooling and lifecycle supervision approaches
                  • Obsolescence analysis, condition reports and cost analysis
                  • Advisory on repair or exchange
                  • Conceptual and detailed solution design
                  • Component and system integration
                  • Obsolescence engineering
                  • Obsolescence procurement and/or implementation supervision
                  • Homologation procedure support

                  Bernhard Frei


                  Joakim Jahn

                • Technical Documentation

                  We provide technical documentation expertise to rail and other public transportation. We are experts at explaining, structuring and visualizing, with a focus on delivering functional documentation such as manuals for operating and maintenance personnel.

                  We offer the following services:

                  • Technical Writing
                  • Project Managing
                  • Educational Services
                  • Translations
                  • Information Analysis
                  • Structured Information Management: methodology and tools
                  • Consultancy and Procurement of Document Management
                  • PRO(doc) – Customized Online Documentation Library (Read more about PRO(doc))

                  Joakim Jahn


                  Amanda Werner Nilsson

                • Project management

                  Project management in the railway sector is challenging and needs specific expertise. In many cases several parties are involved, teams are spread across different countries, and time schedules and budgets are tight. We understand this and offer project management services for many kinds of projects. Our project managers work with both simple and complex projects involving several parties and in an international, multicultural context.

                  We offer project management services in:

                  • Engineering projects
                  • Modernisation projects
                  • Procurement projects
                  • Vehicle authorization projects

                  Signe Molin

                • Test benches & facilities

                  The reduction of the testing time for newly built vehicles is an important element for the reduction of delivery time and costs. To test modules of rail vehicles before assembling of the whole vehicle PROSE has developed, built and delivered several test benches for rail vehicles.

                  We offer the following services:

                  • Development of testing strategies
                  • Creation of test protocols
                  • Development of test benches according to customer requirements
                  • Integration of test benches in existing test strategies
                  • Software development for the test benches
                  • Building and delivery of all needed components
                  • Commissioning on site
                  • Training of the test personnel
                  • Maintenance of the test benches

                  Josef Kometer


                  Günther Amplatz

                • Troubleshooting

                  We offer extensive troubleshooting support related to the functioning of rolling stock, railway systems, and processes. You can either appoint us as your independent advisor to guide you in the troubleshooting process or you can leave the entire issue-solving to our experts.

                  We offer the following services:

                  • Root-cause analysis, e.g. extensive wear
                  • Solution development, e.g. repair or obsolescence solutions
                  • Implementation supervision
                  • Demonstration of fault correction
                  • Accident investigations

                    Felix Saur


                    Jochen Helmlinger

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