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DB Systemtechnik

Staying on the rails with comprehensive technical skills

DB Systemtechnik – provider of a comprehensive range of engineering services

Many years of experience and unique system skills – as a leading pan-European centre of excellence for railway engineering, DB Systemtechnik provides its internal and external customers with tailor-made solutions for safe, reliable, customer-friendly rail operation.

The services which roughly 650 employees of DB Systemtechnik provide to the DB Group and a steadily-expanding external customer base from its principal centres in Munich, Minden and Kirchmöser are as complex as the interaction of the wheel-on-rail system itself. This is where expertise in the technical system of rail is concentrated. The company has a comprehensive overview of the system and takes a practical approach, creating the conditions for working interaction between operation, vehicle engineering and infrastructure, the quality of which is crucial to DB's commercial success and competitiveness. DB Systemtechnik provides the Group with integrated, holistic solutions at the interface between transport and infrastructure, with the objective of smooth, cost-effective railway operation. Its complex range of services and competitive cost structures also make it a sought-after partner on the international market.

DB Systemtechnik operates as two business segments:

  • Engineering services

The engineering services business segment covers all the work of DB Systemtechnik in which we can make a positive contribution throughout the entire value-added chain with our specialist railway engineering expertise, for both various internal DB customers and external customers in the railway industry.

  • Approval management, tests and certification

Engineering tests and trials make an important contribution to ensuring the safe, reliable and economical use of the technical systems deployed in today’s railway systems. The approval of technical systems is a highly complex task that is shaped primarily by increasingly globalised deployment of rolling stock, and parallel national and European regulations.