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Germany / Paribus sells northrail technical service to Railpool

On the effective date of 1st April 2018, the Railpool group acquired all shares in the company northrail technical service (NTS), a workshop operation for rolling stock based in Hamburg-Billbrook, from the Paribus group. Ongoing activities under existing contracts will continue unchanged under the new owner. The workshop will in future operate under the name Railpool Lok-Service.
Source: Paribus & Railpool press release 12.04.2018

Poland / CUPT funds acquisition of multiple-unit trains

On 9th April 2018, Lower Silesian regional rail transport company Koleje Dolnoslaskie (KD) and the Polish centre for EU-funded transport projects CUPT signed a funding contract for the acquisition of 11 new multiple-unit trains. Accordingly, KD is to receive EUR 20.2 million (PLN 85.1 million) out of total costs of EUR 49.8 million. The plans foresee the acquisition of five four-car electric multiple units (EMU) and six diesel multiple units (DMU), which are planned to be deployed for services in the greater Wroclaw area. The EMUs are planned to operate on the Wroclaw - Laskowice - Jelcz line, while the DMUs will operate on the Trzebnica - Wroclaw - Kobierzyce - Sobótka Zachodnia line. Koleje Malopolskie, the Lesser Poland operator, is to receive EUR 7.8 million according to the contract for the procurement of four EMUs for the suburban rail network in Krakow. The total costs are likely to amount to EUR 21 million.
Source: CUPT press release 09.04.2018

Turkey / TCDD signs contract for 10 HSTs with Siemens

Turkish state railway TCDD has signed a contract for the delivery of ten high-speed trains (HST) of type Velaro with Siemens, which submitted the most favourable bid in the tendering process. The contract is worth around EUR 340 million and also includes maintenance, repair and cleaning of the vehicles for a period of three years. With this order, the Turkish Velaro fleet will grow to 17 HSTs.
Source: Siemens press release 13.04.2018

Canada / CRI to modernise 25 passenger coaches for VIA Rail

VIA Rail has awarded Cad Railway Industries (CRI) a EUR 29.5 million (CAD 46 million) contract to upgrade 25 passenger coaches used on The Canadian service between Toronto and Vancouver. The stainless steel coaches dating from the 1950s will be completely refurbished and transformed in order to better meet passengers' present and future needs and extend their service life by more than ten years. The scope includes updating the interior design, improving seat comfort, making the cars ready for future Wi-Fi deployment, mechanical upgrades, renewing the heating systems as well as replacing various electrical components. The works will be carried out over the next two years.
Source: VIA Rail press release 10.04.2018

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Customer satisfaction analysis

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Customer satisfaction analysis

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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.

Strategic roadmap for an industrial service provider

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Strategic roadmap for an industrial service provider

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On behalf of a DAX company, SCI Verkehr analysed successful growth areas for the company and used these to compile a strategic roadmap for future development. For this purpose we carried out a portfolio analysis of the existing business segments, identified attractive growth areas and made recommendations of suitable targets and courses of action.

Project management reorganisation sales

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Project management reorganisation sales

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Market Analyses Examples

Market assessment freight wagons

On behalf of a potential investor, SCI Verkehr analysed the demand and supply of rail freight wagons of the UIC type U and Z in continental Europe.

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Market assessment freight wagons

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On behalf of a potential investor, SCI Verkehr analysed the demand and supply of rail freight wagons of the UIC type U and Z in continental Europe. The analysis focused on the market development in the respective transport segments.

Market study freight wagon leasing

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Market study freight wagon leasing

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On behalf of a leading investment company, SCI Verkehr compiled a market study of freight wagon leasing in Europe. This study is used as a basis for a business strategy. Besides a market overview, synergy effects and the economic consequences of the German rail freight master plan are presented.

Study on alternatives in workshops and maintenance facilities

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Study on alternatives in workshops and maintenance facilities

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Report on reasonable market alternatives for vehicle cleaning, light and heavy maintenance in Germany and adjacent regions outside the client?s business area.

Value Appraisals Examples

Due diligence support rolling stock portfolio

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Due diligence support rolling stock portfolio

Customer: Private equity fund

On behalf of a private equity company, SCI Verkehr determined the fair market value of locomotives and freight wagons in the context of a commercial due diligence. SCI Verkehr analysed various re-use scenarios.

Portfolio assessment of various freight wagon types

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Portfolio assessment of various freight wagon types

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On behalf of a leasing financier, SCI Verkehr assesses a big freight wagon fleet of tank wagons, open wagons and flat wagons. SCI Verkehr assesses the wagons by means of the DRC method and also considers the wagon-related supply and demand situation.

Performance and volatility of rail vehicles

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Performance and volatility of rail vehicles

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SCI Verkehr analysed the performance and volatility of asset values of rail vehicles over a time span of 20 years. The identified values are integrated into the internal credit rating of transactions.

Public Consulting Examples

Speicalist lecture on developments in the railway industry

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Speicalist lecture on developments in the railway industry

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Development of employment statistics in the logistics sector 2001-2003

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Development of employment statistics in the logistics sector 2001-2003

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Study of the development of logistics employment statistics in the network region of last-mile-logistik in comparison with the surrounding area, the Ruhr area, North Rhine Westphalia and Germany. The study looked at the employment levels both in the core sector of the logistics industry (transport, handling, warehousing) and also at the development of manning statistics in other industry and trade companies with logistic activities.

Logistics workshop series

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Logistics workshop series

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Analysis of cost reduction needs for a rail infrastructure company

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Technical/economical assessment of new development and upgrading of a testing centre

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Technical/economical assessment of new development and upgrading of a testing centre

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Increase in profitability of an industrial and port railway

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Process optimization Examples

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Model development bonus for drivers

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Model development bonus for drivers

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SCI Verkehr supported the railway company in the strategic and operational preparation of a bid for transport services in northern Germany. The objective was to submit an attractive, innovative and reasonably priced bid for rail services. SCI Verkehr performed the conceptual and technical planning, the editorial preparation and operational and organisational support.