Vossloh bundles railway service expertise in France

  • With Vossloh Services France SAS, founded in April 2019, Vossloh offers to the market customized rail and switch systems maintenance services, technical assistance and training. Vossloh is positioning itself as an asset management specialist, leveraging its high-level know-how and experience from the group’s experts on a customer-specific basis.

By creating a joint service unit comprising employees from the business units Vossloh Rail Services (Lifecycle Solutions division) and Vossloh Switch Systems (Customized Modules division), Vossloh is responding to the growing demand for railway-related services. These include specific maintenance work on turnout systems, spare parts management and condition-based, customized rail machining. Starting with condition monitoring and data acquisition, through analysis to recommendation and implementation of targeted maintenance measures, Vossloh offers comprehensive services for the condition-based maintenance of conventional railways and urban transport networks.

Jean-Claude Leval and Nils Vögeding, Managing Directors of Vossloh Services France SAS, look forward to their new assignment: "With our integrated offering, we aim to develop service level agreements for the customer-specific maintenance of rails, turnouts and actuation as well as locking devices".

Framework agreements in other European countries, such as the recent win of a two-year framework agreement in Sweden, which includes the grinding of the switches as well as the entire project handling, demonstrate the potential of this growth strategy.

Gérard Thorez, President of the new service company, emphasizes: "In view of the current developments in the field of digitalization, we intensify our in-house competencies. And we create with joint solutions for rail and turnout monitoring real added value for our customers in terms of availability and safety of turnout and track systems at an optimized budget".

The introduction of the MR.pro asset management solution plays an important role in this context. Based on collected data, network operators obtain reliable information on service life and concrete instructions for action to be taken.

The new service company also includes a training center. Here, Vossloh Services France offers training on inspection and maintenance methods as well as on Vossloh’s products or special technical processes.

Vossloh Services France SAS is a tailor-made asset management solution provider, answering the needs of railway networks – today and tomorrow – promising the best track availability possible, safely and with reduced LCC.

Contact information Vossloh Rail Services GmbH:
Anika Oda Amort
Marketing and Communication Manager
Hannoversche Straße 10
21079 Hamburg, Deutschland
Phone: +49 40 430 93 13 90
Email: anika.amort@vossloh.com

Contact information Vossloh Cogifer S.A.:
Olivier Coustillon
Communication Manager
21 avenue de Colmar
92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
Phone: +33 1 55 47 73 71
Email: olivier.coustillon@vossloh.com

Vossloh is active in rail technology markets worldwide. The Company’s core business is rail infrastructure. The Group activities are organized into the three divisions of Core Components, Customized Modules and Lifecycle Solutions. In the 2018 fiscal year, Vossloh achieved sales of €865 million with approximately 3,800 employees.

Vossloh Rail Services
As a business unit of the Vossloh Group, Vossloh Rail Services provides a host of services centered on rails. Its range of services covers a rail's entire lifecycle – everything from long-rail production and transport, rail maintenance and preventive care right up to the reconditioning and recycling of old rails. By combining its own technologies with efficient procedures and experienced personnel, the company is ensuring that modern railway operations are both safe and sustainable.

Vossloh Cogifer
Vossloh Cogifer is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of turnout systems. With numerous production locations in over 20 countries, Vossloh products include switch actuators and locking devices, signaling products, manganese frogs, switch points and rail monitoring systems. Vossloh’s products cover all applications, including standard, high-speed, special and heavy haul switches manufactured in accordance with all international standards, as well as solutions for urban networks.