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Egypt / CRRC Sifang wins order for 132 EMU cars

Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Sifang has been awarded an order for the delivery of 22 six-car electric multiple units (EMU) or 132 EMU cars to Egypt. Moreover, the order includes the maintenance of the vehicles for a term of 12 years. The EMUs will be deployed for services on the newly built suburban rail line adjacent to Cairo connecting Salam City to 10th of Ramadan City. In 2017, a Chinese consortium comprising China Railway Group and AVIC International had been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the 68 km line. The vehicles with a maximum speed of 120 km/h are not expected to be delivered before 2022.
Source: CRRC press release 01.12.2018

China / Vossloh wins another contract for fastening systems

Vossloh has won another contract for the delivery of rail fastening systems for the expansion of the Chinese high-speed rail (HSR) network. The supplier is Vossloh\'s Chinese subsidiary in the Fastening Systems business unit within the Core Components division. Following orders in April 2018 and November 2018, this is already the third major tender won in China in 2018. This new contract covers a volume of approximately EUR 20 million. The fastening systems are to be produced for the line connecting the cities Weifang and Laixi in Shandong Province in Northeast China. The deliveries are almost entirely scheduled for 2019.
Source: Vossloh press release 06.12.2018

Denmark / Bombardier withdraws from DSB tender for passenger coaches

Rolling stock manufacturer Bombardier has withdrawn from the tendering process for the delivery of new passenger coaches issued by Danish state railway DSB, because the company was unable to put together an attractive bid with its available product platform. DSB, which had shortlisted three companies to bid (see SCI RAILDATA issue 47/2018), will replace Bombardier with Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF. DSB expects the first bids to be submitted in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1/2019) and the final bids in the second half of 2019 (H2/2019). The tender includes the provision of eight seven-coach passenger trains, spare parts supply for at least 16 years and an option for additional coaches.
Source: DSB press release 04.12.2018

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Strategic Management Consultancy Examples

Investment consultancy with due diligence

SCI Verkehr supported an investment company in its acquisition of a railway industry company. The focus of SCI Verkehr?s activities, within the

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Investment consultancy with due diligence

Customer: Private equity company

SCI Verkehr supported an investment company in its acquisition of a railway industry company. The focus of SCI Verkehr?s activities, within the framework of a due diligence process, was the analysis of current and future market performance of the company to be acquired against the backdrop of the main development trends in the market and with regard to competition. The plausibility of the seller?s assumptions was critically checked using SCI Verkehr?s own market estimates. SCI Verkehr then strategically assessed the opportunities and risks for the buyer.

Due diligence support fleet of regional railcars

On behalf of a potential buyer, SCI Verkehr analyzed the risks and opportunities of investing in a fleet of regional rail cars and carried out an

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Due diligence support fleet of regional railcars

Customer: International leasing company

On behalf of a potential buyer, SCI Verkehr analyzed the risks and opportunities of investing in a fleet of regional rail cars and carried out an analysis of electrical and diesel multiple units. The focus of this analysis was on the possibilities of reuse on exisiting lines as well as other networks in the German regional passenger rail transport.

Market study on track maintenance for short-distance rails

As part of an internationalisation strategy, SCI Verkehr GmbH first of all ascertained informative key data regarding track system infrastructure

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Market study on track maintenance for short-distance rails

Customer: Railway engineering industry

As part of an internationalisation strategy, SCI Verkehr GmbH first of all ascertained informative key data regarding track system infrastructure fittings of metro and light rail systems in Europe and the Mediterranean countries. It then performed a survey of network operators regarding their renewal and maintenance strategies and edited the results for the purpose of assessing the client?s business options.

Market Analyses Examples

Worldwide rail vehicle and wheel markets

SCI Verkehr analysed the worldwide markets for railway vehicles with a strong focus on production sites of the vehicles and developed a forecast for

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Worldwide rail vehicle and wheel markets

Customer: International rail component supplier

SCI Verkehr analysed the worldwide markets for railway vehicles with a strong focus on production sites of the vehicles and developed a forecast for the next years. Additionally, SCI Verkehr enhanced the analysis with regard to wheelsets in Europe.

Customer satisfaction analysis

Within a commercial due diligence, SCI Verkehr analysed the market perspectives of the target in the light rail segment. In addition to identifiying

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Customer satisfaction analysis

Customer: Manufacturer of rail vehicles

Within a commercial due diligence, SCI Verkehr analysed the market perspectives of the target in the light rail segment. In addition to identifiying and appraising future projects in the target market, an interview-based analysis of customer satisfaction was carried out.

Analysis of the market for control and signalling equipment in Poland

Under a study, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for control and signalling equipment in Poland. The study contains a comparison of the suppliers of

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Analysis of the market for control and signalling equipment in Poland

Customer: Industry

Under a study, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for control and signalling equipment in Poland. The study contains a comparison of the suppliers of components and systems, discusses product and price developments and trends and differences in the provisioning processes of the Polish railways PKP and the other railway infrastructure companies.

Asset Valuation Examples

Determination of current market value of diesel multiple units in the Netherlands

On behalf of a financing company, SCI Verkehr determined the current market value of diesel multiple units (DMUs) used for regional passenger rail

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Determination of current market value of diesel multiple units in the Netherlands

Customer: Banking institution

On behalf of a financing company, SCI Verkehr determined the current market value of diesel multiple units (DMUs) used for regional passenger rail transport in the Netherlands. SCI Verkehr based its analysis on a cost-based DRC approach and included the specifics of the Dutch regional passenger rail transport market.

Asset assessment railcar fleets

On behalf of a banking consortium, SCI Verkehr determines the fair value as well as the expected value-over-time of several railcar fleets in

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Asset assessment railcar fleets

Customer: Banking consortium

On behalf of a banking consortium, SCI Verkehr determines the fair value as well as the expected value-over-time of several railcar fleets in Germany. The assessment is carried out according to the cost-based DRC method. Special focus is put on defining realistic scenarios to reuse the fleets. Moreover, technical condition assessment is carried out by an expert.

Fleet appraisal electrical multiple units

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr determined the fair market value and the expected value-over-time of new electrical multiple units

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Fleet appraisal electrical multiple units

Customer: Leasing company

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr determined the fair market value and the expected value-over-time of new electrical multiple units (EMUs). The valuation was carried out based on a DRC approach. A particular focus was the benchmark of the vehicles' purchasing price and the residual value after the end of the leasing contract. The results were compiled in a short assessment.

Public Consulting Examples

Development of activities for opening new markets for small-business enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe

Preparation of preliminary study ?Development of activities for opening new markets in Central and Eastern Europe for small business enterprises

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Development of activities for opening new markets for small-business enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe

Customer: Ministerium für Wirtschaft und Mittelstand, Technologie und Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (The Ministry for Economy and Small Business, Energy and Traffic of State North Rhine-Westphalia) Main contractor and project management: h.e.a.D. GmbH, D

Preparation of preliminary study ?Development of activities for opening new markets in Central and Eastern Europe for small business enterprises from Target-2-Areas in North Rhine Westphalia" with identification of market potential and individual projects and the establishment of contacts with project carriers in Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Consultancy service to and support of small and medium-sized enterprises from North Rhine Westphalia in market development in the chosen countries. Development of a catalogue of activities and servicing concept and of the corporate structure of PPP-Gesellschaft WIR.NRW GmbH with inclusion of State NRW and the enterprises for the sustained support of NRW companies when entering the market in the target countries. Installation of Beteiligungsgesellschaft (associated company) IN.NRW AG for NRW companies. Preparation of project structure for the implementation of the North Rhine-Westphalia ??????..for the Central and Eastern Eurpean countries.

Monitoring regional rail transport tenders Germany

On behalf of a transport industry association, SCI Verkehr compiles an overview of all German regional rail transport tenders from 2016 to 2025,

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Monitoring regional rail transport tenders Germany

Customer: Transport industry association

On behalf of a transport industry association, SCI Verkehr compiles an overview of all German regional rail transport tenders from 2016 to 2025, which is updated on a regular basis. Focus is placed particularly on current wage and social standards. The SCI DATABASE, in which all regional rail transport tenders are compiled, serves as basis for this analysis.

Verkehrsverband Westfalen-Mitte (Transport Association of Central Westphalia)

Implementation of a market and strategy analysis for developing decisions concerning locations for logistical objects in selected industry sectors

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Verkehrsverband Westfalen-Mitte (Transport Association of Central Westphalia)

Customer: Verkehrsverband Westfalen-Mitte

Implementation of a market and strategy analysis for developing decisions concerning locations for logistical objects in selected industry sectors Relevant types of strategy with the solution of ideal storage and distribution strategies are identified, systemized and assessed with regard to their transport intensity. A practical impact assessment will be done by means of this analysis concerning the transport development and congestion for the logistics site in central Westphalia.

Profitability Analysis Examples

Feasibility study ? Alternative drives for buses

In a feasibility study, SCI Verkehr has assessed the advantages and disadvantages of existing bus concepts for alternative drives (hybrid vehicles,

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Feasibility study ? Alternative drives for buses

Customer: Transport company in Germany

In a feasibility study, SCI Verkehr has assessed the advantages and disadvantages of existing bus concepts for alternative drives (hybrid vehicles, plug-in vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) and the infrastructure required for this. Against the background of this assessment, SCI Verkehr has derived a detailed procurement proposal for buses with alternative drives on behalf of an international transport company.

Market analysis painting raw materials

On behalf of a globally active chemical company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for painting raw materials. The in-depth analysis

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Market analysis painting raw materials

Customer: Globally active chemical company

On behalf of a globally active chemical company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for painting raw materials. The in-depth analysis evaluated the market potential for these materials and provided a basis for further strategic planning.

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Process optimization Examples

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Supporting the joint works council in site changes

Against the background of changing markets, production volumes and internal logistical flows, a short-term need for a reaction and restructuring

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Supporting the joint works council in site changes

Customer: Global player in the food industry

Against the background of changing markets, production volumes and internal logistical flows, a short-term need for a reaction and restructuring arose for a leading company in the food industry, especially with regard to its site structure. SCI Verkehr GmbH supported the employee representatives as a professional expert in close consultation with management. The individual proposals for change were reviewed conceptually and carried out on site.

Application for structural changes to private siding

After SCI Verkehr had been consulting a leading industrial company about possibilities, requirements and costs for the modification of a private

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Application for structural changes to private siding

Customer: Industrial company

After SCI Verkehr had been consulting a leading industrial company about possibilities, requirements and costs for the modification of a private siding as part of marketing one of its former industrial sites, the required structural modifications had to be applied for with the responsible regulatory body. SCI Verkehr compiled and collected the application documents and accompanied the examination and authorisation process in close cooperation with the client, regulatory body and responsible technical railway supervision.