9. May 2017
Deutsche Bahn launches a new engineering and consultancy service for the UK
RAILTEX 2017 (Birmingham, 9-11. May)
ESG Rail will become an integral part of a new Deutsche Bahn (DB) technology and consultancy service in the UK
DB has launched a comprehensive portfolio of consultancy and engineering services for both railway rolling stock and infrastructure, tailored for the UK market. DB understands all aspects of the railway, from initial concept development and planning to railway operation and maintenance. With an established UK rolling stock consultancy, ESG Rail, DB already possesses considerable knowledge and understanding of the rail industry here and intends to grow operations in this country.
The portfolio combines the rolling stock expertise of DB Systemtechnik and ESG Rail, with the infrastructure, mobility and transport knowledge of DB Engineering & Consulting, to provide the very best solutions for UK customers. Together, these three organisations have nearly 5,000 employees around the globe.
Commenting on this announcement, Christoph Kirschinger, General Manager Sales from DB Systemtechnik said: “We believe the UK to be an important market for us and think that our global experience in the fields of rolling stock engineering, high speed, infrastructure and light rail will bring many benefits to this market. DB Systemtechnik, ESG Rail and DB Engineering & Consulting will bring a depth of expertise and knowledge to the industry that will help us to become a key player and the largest specialist rail consultancy in the UK”
Nick Goodhand, General Manager and Engineering Director, ESG Rail added; “DB’s international expertise, coupled with our local rolling stock knowledge, makes us an ideal partner for railway projects in the UK.”