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Profitability Analysis

We assist our clients in preparing and assessing bids for commuter rail services, operating concepts, product benchmarks and product concepts as well as performing feasibility investigations.

General concept for the marketability of the infrastructure and transport offer on a regional railway network

The project included an analysis of the technical possibility of the realisation, legal admissibility and...

General concept for the marketability of the infrastructure and transport offer on a regional railway network

Customer: Private company

The project included an analysis of the technical possibility of the realisation, legal admissibility and organisational feasibility of various development options and services in standard and tourist transport, as well as the required infrastructure development. For this purpose, revenues and expenditures to be expected were estimated block by block. Revenues and expenditures were estimated with the agreement of the various players involved in the planning and implementation. The results were processed and served as the basis for the decisions regarding the further strategy to be pursued.

Feasibility study for H2 buses

On behalf of one of the largest German transport authority, SCI Verkehr (as project manager) compiled the feasibility...

Feasibility study for H2 buses

Customer: Transport authority

On behalf of one of the largest German transport authority, SCI Verkehr (as project manager) compiled the feasibility study “Infrastructural and operational requirements for the economic operation of hydrogen-powered buses“. For this purpose, the vehicle-related, infrastructural and operational possibilities and future developments were evaluated. As a result, SCI Verkehr recommended an experiential project regarding the introduction of hydrogen-powered buses in standard operation. The project was decided by the accompanying advisory board.

Studies on the market entry of innovations

As part of the EcoRail Innovation project, SCI Verkehr analysed the market entry of railway system innovations. Using...

Studies on the market entry of innovations

Customer: Association of the railway industry in Germany (VDB)

As part of the EcoRail Innovation project, SCI Verkehr analysed the market entry of railway system innovations. Using the example of local rail transport, SCI Verkehr analysed how rail transport can be strengthened by introducing marketable innovations.

Analysis freight wagon bogies

On behalf of an Asian freight wagon manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for freight wagon bogies in Europe....

Analysis freight wagon bogies

Customer: Asian freight wagon manufacturer

On behalf of an Asian freight wagon manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for freight wagon bogies in Europe. The analysis was focused on bogies for high-speed trains for operational speeds of 160 km/h.

Benchmarking of production techniques and construction materials

On behalf of a supplier of sub-systems, SCI Verkehr has benchmarked different production methods and construction...

Benchmarking of production techniques and construction materials

Customer: Supplier of sub-systems

On behalf of a supplier of sub-systems, SCI Verkehr has benchmarked different production methods and construction materials for a component. Especially the comparison between railway technology and other mobile applications is supposed to illustrate adaptation possibilities of solutions from other areas.

Market analysis painting raw materials

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

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.

LCC-/Feasibility Study of Modern Freight Wagons

In the context of a research project, SCI Verkehr analyses the efficiency, i.e. Life Cycle Costs (LCC) of different...

LCC-/Feasibility Study of Modern Freight Wagons

Customer: Federal Ministry

In the context of a research project, SCI Verkehr analyses the efficiency, i.e. Life Cycle Costs (LCC) of different freight wagons in operation. Therefore, a LCC model is designed which particularly assesses the use of innovative components in an economical manner. Not only investment and operating costs, but the entire freight wagon in operation is assessed. In doing so, the cost/benefit analysis is not restricted to wagon owners, and advantages for operators, shippers and the environment can also be taken into account and evaluated.

Development steel logistics centre

A leading railway company in Europe is planning to build a steel logistics centre in Germany. In a preliminary study,...

Development steel logistics centre

Customer: Leading railway transport company

A leading railway company in Europe is planning to build a steel logistics centre in Germany. In a preliminary study, SCI Verkehr will develop key aspects and will identify customers and markets for this centre.

Feasibility study for the creation of a logistics competence center (InLog) in the eastern Ruhr district

In the context of the eastern Ruhr district?s ?Initiatve Logistik,? the Hamm, Unna and Dortmund Societies for the...

Feasibility study for the creation of a logistics competence center (InLog) in the eastern Ruhr district

Customer: Hamm Society for the Promotion of Economic Development

In the context of the eastern Ruhr district?s ?Initiatve Logistik,? the Hamm, Unna and Dortmund Societies for the Promotion of Economic Development are planning a model project for the development of a logistics competence center called ?InLog.? Within this competence center, the service areas of companies interested in settling in the area would be combined. A feasibility study outlined company services in concrete terms and examined inter-community hosting possibilities as and well as potential private sector participation. In addition, the study determined sensible legal- and corporate models, including a cost estimate and funding possibilities. It also proposed a master plan for the realisation of the project.

Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

The European liberalisation of railway traffic allows the utilisation of the infrastructure by private railway...

Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

Customer: Logistic company

The European liberalisation of railway traffic allows the utilisation of the infrastructure by private railway transportation enterprises also across national borders. However, as opposed to the state railways, the regional railways cannot make use of the simplified common shipping procedure but are subject to the regulating procedures of the common / community shipping procedure. With this report a recommendation was developed for procedural management under the existing conditions.

Increase in profitability of an industrial and port railway

Analysis of existing and potential operations in regional passenger and cargo transport. Development and preparation...

Increase in profitability of an industrial and port railway

Customer: Schwerin Public Works

Analysis of existing and potential operations in regional passenger and cargo transport. Development and preparation of a business concept for an economically viable NE-Railway.

Comparative line analysis for re-activating the Osthavelländische Eisenbahn (East Havel-Land Railways)

Analysis of passenger load and potential for a tangential connection Berlin-Spandau-Hennigsdorf...

Comparative line analysis for re-activating the Osthavelländische Eisenbahn (East Havel-Land Railways)

Customer: Stadt Hennigsdorf (City of Hennigsdorf)

Analysis of passenger load and potential for a tangential connection Berlin-Spandau-Hennigsdorf

Plausibility check of an operator?s maintenance strategy with the focus on technical maintenance plants

Checking the plausibility of a plan to reduce capacity and close sites for heavy maintenance. Preparing recommendations...

Plausibility check of an operator?s maintenance strategy with the focus on technical maintenance plants

Customer: Operator

Checking the plausibility of a plan to reduce capacity and close sites for heavy maintenance. Preparing recommendations for the next steps with the objective of maintaining as many competitive jobs in the maintenance plants as possible.

Maintenance location and portfolio assessment

Definitions of the optimal location and performance for a vehicle workshop in western North Rhine Westphalia....

Maintenance location and portfolio assessment

Customer: maintenance specialist

Definitions of the optimal location and performance for a vehicle workshop in western North Rhine Westphalia.

Comparison of prices and performance in the maintenance of freight wagons

Comparison of prices, services and throughput times of selected providers of freight wagon maintenance in Germany....

Comparison of prices and performance in the maintenance of freight wagons

Customer: Operator

Comparison of prices, services and throughput times of selected providers of freight wagon maintenance in Germany.

Environmental comparison - railway transport

Working for Allianz pro Schiene and in co-operation with the IFEU institute in Heidelberg, SCI Verkehr is preparing the...

Environmental comparison - railway transport

Customer: Allianz pro Schiene

Working for Allianz pro Schiene and in co-operation with the IFEU institute in Heidelberg, SCI Verkehr is preparing the evaluation parameters for an "environmental comparison - rail transport" and their transformation to a transparent and (in view of different framework conditions) just measuring system. It is intended for use as tool for assessing railway transport companies and their rail vehicles in terms of environmental compatibility and under a public competition also as a marketing tool in favor of rail-bound transport.

Analysis of cost reduction needs for a rail infrastructure company

First, the cost reduction needs of selected rail infrastructure maintenance target markets were closely examined. In...

Analysis of cost reduction needs for a rail infrastructure company

Customer: Maintenance Company

First, the cost reduction needs of selected rail infrastructure maintenance target markets were closely examined. In addition, recommendations were made for the market entry activities of an infrastructure maintenance service company were derived.

German urban railway systems

Aufgabenträger...

German urban railway systems

Customer: Private industry

Aufgabenträger

Environmental criteria in short-distance passenger rail transport competition

On behalf of Allianz pro Schiene, SCI Verkehr is analysing the importance of ecological-related decision-making...

Environmental criteria in short-distance passenger rail transport competition

Customer: Allianz pro Schiene

On behalf of Allianz pro Schiene, SCI Verkehr is analysing the importance of ecological-related decision-making criteria within the German competition market for short-distance passenger rail transport. For this, environmental criteria are going to be analysed with regard to completed awards of short-distance passenger rail transport services and their future importance.

Assessment of maintenance capacities in North Rhine-Westphalia

A medium-sized transport company is looking to assess developments in the short-distance passenger transport market and...

Assessment of maintenance capacities in North Rhine-Westphalia

Customer: Medium-sized transport company and vehicle maintenance provider

A medium-sized transport company is looking to assess developments in the short-distance passenger transport market and their consequences for maintenance in North Rhine-Westphalia. The following targets are of paramount importance: 1) analysis and assessment of basic conditions of the short-distance passenger transport market; 2) processing market developments in the short-distance passenger transport market; 3) deduction of demand potential for maintenance work. With the available survey, SCI Verkehr GmbH is compiling the basis for these assessments in June 2006.

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

On behalf of national and regional authorities, SCI Verkehr examined the new development and upgrading of a testing...

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

Customer: Public sector

On behalf of national and regional authorities, SCI Verkehr examined the new development and upgrading of a testing centre for rolling stock and infrastructure components in an EU country. This primarily involved the analysis of future test requirements and test potential as well as transferring this information into a technical/economical analysis to identify the optimum upgrade level for the current volume of funding.

Performance comparison of selected European railway companies

As a result of new EU regulations, the European state railways have seen some very extensive reforms since the...

Performance comparison of selected European railway companies

Customer: European railway company

As a result of new EU regulations, the European state railways have seen some very extensive reforms since the beginning of the 90s. The objectives of these reforms were to improve transport services and the quality of rail transport and to reduce the strain on public budgets. On behalf of a European state railway, SCI Verkehr analysed the track records and development of selected state railways with regard to these objectives. SCI Verkehr made the comparison drawing upon specific key figures, with the help of which we assessed the objectives listed.

Market development in German commuter rail sector

On behalf of an international consulting firm, SCI Verkehr analysed the development of tenders for commuter rail...

Market development in German commuter rail sector

Customer: International consulting firm

On behalf of an international consulting firm, SCI Verkehr analysed the development of tenders for commuter rail services in Germany. In addition to an analysis of all known and planned tenders by the contracting authorities, SCI Verkehr also performed an allocation of the commuter rail vehicles currently in operation. An overview of the contract standards of all German contracting authorities was complemented by a differentiation by gross contracts and net contracts.

Evaluation of vehicle options to support a local transport tender

On behalf of a railway transport company, SCI Verkehr compiled an independent assessment of the advantages and...

Evaluation of vehicle options to support a local transport tender

Customer: Railway transport company

On behalf of a railway transport company, SCI Verkehr compiled an independent assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of various vehicle options in connection with a local transport tender. The realistic consideration of the potential operation of new and/or second-hand vehicles played an important role in this evaluation.

Feasibility study ? Alternative drives for buses

In a feasibility study, SCI Verkehr has assessed the advantages and disadvantages of existing bus concepts for...

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.

Development opportunities for a private siding in the Ruhr valley

An industrial wasteland in the centre of the Ruhr Valley is the subject of plans for new industrial and/or logistical...

Development opportunities for a private siding in the Ruhr valley

Customer: Industrial company

An industrial wasteland in the centre of the Ruhr Valley is the subject of plans for new industrial and/or logistical development. With regard to marketing the areas, it has to be decided whether to keep the existing private siding and, if so, in what form. SCI Verkehr has derived a railway-related development concept based on the relevant technical, legal and economical factors. It includes various different strategies for the detailed conversion of the area needed to best meet the requirements of the (still unknown) companies wishing to locate in the area, the sequence of the development stages, costs and revenues from construction and operation and how these would be distributed between involved parties. With the aid of well-founded/backed up documents, SCI Verkehr has been able to accompany the entire decision process regarding the dismantling or keeping of the private siding.