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Master the railway system

Do you have high wheel-rail wear?
In need of a new yellow machine?
Or an overall system architecture based on your operation process?

We help you in topics you might not come across every day. You need to obtain vehicle acceptance for your newly built or modernized vehicle, our experts for approvals complement your expertise and guide you through the new process of the 4th railway package.

We assist you in matters of plan, build and operate such as the wheel/rail interaction, signalling, or automatic train operation, ATO. Our experts adapt processes to your emerging operation requirements and help you with change management.

Services

  • Strategy support
  • Procurement Management
  • Maintenance support & optimisation
  • Project Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Signalling
  • Test benches & facilities
  • Mechanical vehicle and systems engineering
  • Obsolescence
  • Vehicle Authorisation
  • 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

  • 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. In close cooperation with you, we develop a customized procurement strategy and use professional project planning tools to coordinate the entire procurement process. We support you either during the whole procurement process or on a specific specialized topic.

    We offer the following services:

    • Tender preparation
    • Bid evaluation
    • Negotiation support

    Signe Molin


    Frieder Tallafuss


    Rolf Mühlemann

  • Maintenance support & 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

  • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Obsolescence

      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

    • 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

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