Market Analyses

Current and future market volumes for products and services form the basis for fact-based consultancy and thus complement qualitative trend statements and top-down analyses. Trends and market developments can be recognised early and therefore serve as decision-making basis for strategic recommendations

Project examples

  • Vehicle procurement list for strategic planning

    Customer: International industrial company

    On behalf of a global industrial company, SCI Verkehr made a global project list including the most important current and expected future vehicle projects. The project list was updated every three months and comprises the vehicle segments high-speed trains, multiple units, passenger coaches, metro cars as well as light-rail vehicles and trams.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer:

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Evaluation of the marketability of a leasing portfolio

    Customer: Financial investor

    On behalf of a financial investor who is already active in the railway sector, SCI Verkehr analysed a potential target regarding its marketability. This concerns a leasing portfolio which SCI Verkehr analysed with regard to the assets included, its value stability, secondary market ability and the leasing rates achievable in the market.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: International manufacturer of rolling stock components

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer:

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of doors and components for rail vehicles

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Concept for a trimodal site

    Customer: Regional authority in Northern Germany

    The region represented by the client is a focus of investments for logistics investments in Germany. In order to prepare for further investments while at the same time develop these in an orderly manner, three main sites were defined. Thanks to its advantageous location, one of the main sites provides the possibility of a trimodal transhipment hub, featuring a combination of road/rail/inland waterway options. To secure these possibilities for the trimodal orientation of the new site, an economic feasibility study was compiled on further site development including a concept for implementation. Both, planning and demand-related (market-related) conditions had to be taken into consideration.

  • Customer segmentation

    Customer: International Company

    SCI Verkehr was commissioned by a non-European industrial group to evaluate the relevant future topics of German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) and the railway in Germany. For this future scenario Bahn 2020, 50 sector experts from business, industry, politics, operations and science were interviewed about the future challenges they expect the railway system to face. The market was segmented in order to identify starting points for a successful and long-term sales strategy.

  • Analysis of rail vehicle prices in South-East Asia and Germany

    Customer: International rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of an international vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the vehicle prices of metro coaches and EMUs delivered to South-East Asia and Germany in the period between 2005 and 2011. The project also included a detailed list of all deliveries with important technical vehicle data as well as a breakdown of manufacturers by mechanics and electrics.

  • Competitor analysis

    Customer: Vehicle and component manufacturer

    On behalf of an established manufacturer of systems and sub-systems for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitive situation in terms of the client´s portfolio. For this purpose, six business segments in selected markets were analysed regarding relevant competitors; their orientation and development and future development potential was evaluated. The analysis mainly included the most important sub-systems and components in the field of rail vehicle drives.

  • Market data for strategic planning

    Customer: Industrial group

    On behalf of an industrial group, SCI Verkehr supplied data for its strategic planning of a business unit which primarily comprises rail vehicles. For this purpose, the order balance and deliveries of important competitors is analysed for each quarter.

  • Fleet overview CIS

    Customer: vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the fleets in Russia and other CIS states as well as current procurement projects to derive information about future new and replacement procurements as well as refurbishment projects for the client´s business segments.

  • Market analysis after-sales business

    Customer: Industrial group

    On behalf of a non-European industrial group, active in the field of railway maintenance and supplies business, SCI Verkehr compiled a market analysis regarding diesel vehicles and railway infrastructure. The focus of the analysis was on market shares of diesel locomotives and DMUs as well as the after-sales market for track and signalling infrastructure.

  • Support in restructuring process in rail freight transport

    Customer: Leading rail freight transport company

    Against the background of the global economic and financial crisis, the need for a short-term reaction and restructuring arose for a leading company in the freight transport sector. SCI Verkehr GmbH provided professional expert support to the client in close consultation with its Management. We reviewed the measures developed, compiled alternative scenarios and provided expert support in negotiations.

  • Consultancy support of the internationalisation and reorganisation of production and distribution of a rail freight transport company

    Customer: International rail freight transport company

    A leading rail freight transport company was supported by SCI Verkehr with the internationalisation and reorganisation of its distribution and production processes. SCI Verkehr advised employee representatives of the company in terms of strategic orientation to current market requirements, optimisation of processes to generate a high benefit for customers and development of the target organisational structure according to the business requirements of the company.

  • Market data: diesel engines

    Customer: Engine manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr analysed the diesel locomotive and DMU fleets in Europe and South America as well as in Russia and Eastern Europe with regard to the engines installed.

  • Feasibility study for H2 buses

    Customer: Transport authority

    SCI Verkehr was commissioned by one of the largest German transport associations to conduct a feasibility study on "Infrastructural and operational requirements for the economic use of hydrogen-powered buses". In the process, the vehicle-technical, infrastructural and operational possibilities and future developments were evaluated. As a result, an experience project for the introduction of hydrogen-powered buses in regular operation was recommended and decided by the accompanying advisory board.

  • Need for regulation in the railway network sector

    Customer: European association

    SCI Verkehr has evaluated the "Need for regulation in the area of the rail network while maintaining a uniform labour market within DB AG" on behalf of a European railway association. Within this framework, the performance of the German railway market was compared internationally. Furthermore, essential pillars of the "German model" were elaborated. In addition to the economic development of the relevant companies, the situation of the employees was also evaluated.

  • Presentation of market analysis for global railway industry

    Customer: Association of the Railway Industry in France

    Presentation of the current market volumes and key development trends in the global market for railway-related products.

  • Market potential for modern trams in Russia

    Customer: International railway technology group

    SCI Verkehr evaluated and analysed the Russian market for trams on behalf of an international railway technology group. The analysis focused on determining the procurement potential for modern trams in the next five to ten years. In order to receive the required information, SCI Verkehr conducted interviews with 30 urban operators.

  • Fleet evaluation of a leasing company

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a financing bank, SCI Verkehr carried out the evaluation of a leasing fleet. Here, the focus is on evaluating the leasing rate levels and the purchase prices for the assets.

  • Market and competitor analysis for a manufacturer of rolling stock components

    Customer: Manufacturer of rolling stock components

    On behalf of a worldwide active manufacturer of rolling stock components SCI Verkehr analysed trends and prospects in various market regions. The analysis was focused on the market potential of the worldwide fleet in rail passenger transport and the market for after sales and refurbishment. In addition, the most important competitors were analysed.

  • Management workshop on local rail transport financing

    Customer: European infrastructure fund

    On behalf of a leading European infrastructure fund, SCI Verkehr held a management workshop for local rail vehicle financing in Germany. The aim of the workshop was to identify market potentials regarding vehicle financing for the customer.

  • Analysis of Chinese market for rail vehicles

    Customer: International Manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr assessed and produced forecasts for the Chinese market for rail vehicles on behalf of a component manufacturer.

  • Performance analysis of rail transport in Europe

    Customer: Association of transport companies

    SCI Verkehr is analysing and evaluating selected performance parameters of various European railways. At the same time, SCI Verkehr is supporting the technical preparation and implementation of a congress for European railways on 19th and 20th September 2012. The final report will be publicly accessible on the Internet.

  • Economic survey logistics Hamburg

    Customer: Logistik Initiative Hamburg e.V.

    Since 2009, SCI Verkehr GmbH has carried out an annual survey of the members of the logistics initiative group "Logistikinitiative Hamburg" regarding the economic development of the logistics market in Hamburg. The data collected is then compared with the SCI/Logistics Barometer and therefore put in a national context. In 2012, members were surveyed again. The results were presented as part of the initiative members'€™ meeting.

  • Market analysis multiple units

    Customer: International rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of an international group, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for new metro vehicles and electric multiple units in South American, Asian and African countries.

  • Value appraisal for car transport coaches

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr has compiled a value appraisal for two different car transport coaches. As a basis for this, a market analysis on this freight transport segment has been carried out.

  • International maintenance provider railway

    Customer: International maintenance provider for rolling stock

    On behalf of an international maintenance service provider for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed global acquirable market potentials for maintenance services for historical rolling stock.

  • Support of an internal strategy process

    Customer: European rolling stock manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr supported a European rolling stock manufacturer in the development of a medium-term growth strategy. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analysed the market and competition situation of the company and presented the strategies with which the company can implement for which potentials.

  • Market analysis component market

    Customer: Globally active industrial company

    On behalf of an international supply company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for modules and components for upgrading the railway business segment. For the project, the total infrastructure and vehicle market was analysed and evaluated in terms of expected market volumes, market growth and market attractiveness. The analysis serves as a basis for the further strategic planning.

  • Analysis of local rail transport tenders

    Customer: Lessor

    On behalf of an international leasing company, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of current and future tenders expected in local rail transport in Germany and the Netherlands. The reason for carrying this project out was the estimation of re-use probabilities in the event of a change in concession.

  • Supplier structures for electric components produced by European manufacturers

    Customer: Railway technology group

    SCI analysed the market for suppliers of important electric components for the traction chain of three selected Western European passenger coach manufacturers. In addition to firm supplier structures with the respective manufacturer, secondary partnerships exist in individual segments and regions.

  • Market figures for strategic planning

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of an automobile and railway technology supplier, SCI Verkehr provided validated and structured market data for annual strategic planning which were included into the evaluation of the market potential.

  • Worldwide vehicle procurements

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    Based on SCI/MARKET MONITORING, SCI Verkehr presents a customised graph on worldwide order backlogs for vehicles from 2012. The presentations refer to the top manufacturers worldwide and the eight world market regions.

  • Market analysis narrow-gauge vehicles

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the global market regarding operation and procurement of narrow-gauge vehicles. We differentiated the vehicle fleets not only by their track gauge but also in terms of other parameters (age structure, power classes, etc.).

  • Price analysis for locomotives in Europe

    Customer: European transport company

    A large European freight and passenger transport company is planning to procure new electric locomotives. Accompanying this tender, SCI Verkehr determined the price development of electric locomotives in Europe. The analysis was carried out by geographical differentiation and power classes as well as country packages. Trends and drivers were determined on the basis of SCI Database and talks with European insiders about acquisitions.

  • Data metro network and LRV procurement

    Customer: International consultancy company

    For an international consultancy company, SCI Verkehr supplied data on metro networks across the world and the procurement of light-rail vehicles.

  • Market potential analysis spare parts business

    Customer: Component supplier

    On behalf of a component supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the after-sales market for locomotive components and spare parts and derived market potentials from this. Here, we considered the demand for spare parts as part of heavy maintenance and with regard to refurbishment projects.

  • Vehicle operation in commuter rail transport

    Customer: Maintenance service provider

    On behalf of a maintenance service provider, SCI Verkehr compiled fleet information on vehicles operated in German commuter transport. For this purpose, we listed technical data on the vehicles and allocated their field of operation and current transport contract to them.

  • Global overview of fleet and infrastructure data

    Customer: Global industrial company

    On behalf of an industrial company, SCI Verkehr developed an overview of the global rail vehicle fleets, procurement developments regarding new vehicles and important infrastructure parameters.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of pneumatic components

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Due diligence leasing company

    Customer: Investment bank

    As part of a due diligence, SCI Verkehr analysed the vehicle fleet of a European leasing company. The focus of the project was set on a market analysis as well as the analysis of the current leasing contracts and leasing rates.

  • Analysis of customer preferences with regard to metro and light-rail vehicles

    Customer: Medium-sized provider of railway technology

    On the basis of a personal survey, SCI Verkehr analysed the needs, problems and wishes as well as expectations, procurement criteria and preferences of current and potential customers of light-rail and metro vehicles.

  • Creation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Asian rolling stock manufacturer

    For an Asian manufacturer of rolling stock and rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr set up a project monitoring tool that is updated on a monthly basis. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Overview and analysis of European freight wagon fleets

    Customer: Maintenance service provider

    On behalf of a maintenance service provider, SCI Verkehr analysed the 25 largest freight wagon owners in Europe and presented them differentiated by wagon type and year of procurement.

  • Competition analysis rolling stock components

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitor landscape in the worldwide market for door systems of rolling stock.

  • 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.

  • Analysis of installed base and demand for passenger vehicles

    Customer: International industrial company

    On behalf of an international industrial company, SCI Verkehr analysed the installed bases and future demand for passenger vehicles differentiated by countries and important manufacturers.

  • Analysis of the world market for wheel sets

    Customer: International wheel set manufacturer

    Based on its most current forecast figures in the field of vehicle procurement and installed base development, SCI Verkehr analysed the worldwide market for wheel sets and determined the market volume on behalf of an international manufacturer. Particular emphasis was on the long-term market trends, the different vehicle types as well as the differentiation in OEM and spare parts market.

  • Market overview of the European vehicle and leasing business market

    Customer: European leasing company

    On behalf of an international leasing company, SCI Verkehr compiled an expert report for the current market situation in European rail freight and rail passenger transport. The analysis also included the development prospects in vehicle and leasing business.

  • Data on locomotives and multiple units

    Customer: Industrial company

    SCI Verkehr supplied time series regarding deliveries of locomotives and multiple units in various countries which the client needs for his strategic planning.

  • Development of a fleet data base

    Customer: Systems house

    A systems house of the railway industry wants to develop a comprehensive data base on rolling stock fleets around the world and has asked SCI Verkehr for support. On the basis of the SCI Database, we have used data for developing the system and for data comparison and for complementing existing data.

  • Potential appraisal for acquisition of new customers in the single wagon business

    Customer: Rail freight transportation company

    Within the scope of a short appraisal, possible customer groups and relevant transport volumes in a target region were analysed. Additionally, the compatibility of customer expectations with the company´s business interests were examined. Based upon this was the presentation of recommended actions.

  • Production figures diesel locomotives

    Customer: International locomotive manufacturer

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the worldwide diesel locomotive production. The result was an overview of all diesel locomotives produced and their manufacturers in 2011.

  • Analysis of Chinese providers for infrastructure components

    Customer: International infrastructure provider

    On behalf on an international infrastructure provider, SCI Verkehr has compiled company information of Chinese rail manufacturers.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: International manufacturer of rolling stock components

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is updating a project monitoring tool on a monthly basis. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time on a client-specific internet platform.

  • Involvement of market development into the value development

    Customer: German banking institution

    On behalf of a refinancing bank, SCI Verkehr has developed an update of the value development involving the current market situation in European rail freight transport.

  • Market overview rail freight transport and locomotive market

    Customer: Internationale investment company

    On behalf of a investment company, SCI Verkehr compiled a brief presentation about the current developments in the European market for rail freight transport and locomotives. The results obtained were used for publication in a funding project upon consulting with the client.

  • Analysis of Chinese component providers for rail vehicles

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of an American component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr has analysed cooperation possibilities with Chinese component providers for rail vehicles.

  • Potential analysis for refurbishment needs of vehicles for regional and commuter rail transport

    Customer: Technology group

    On behalf of a large manufacturer for communication systems, SCI Verkehr has compiled an overview of future expiring regional and commuter rail transport competition networks in Germany and the vehicles operated. The analysis served as an estimation of the potential for refurbishment needs for information systems.

  • Analysis of potential for after sales for companies in the rail industry

    Customer: Company in the rail industry

    On behalf of a company active in the rail industry, SCI Verkehr analysed the potentials in the after-sales market. The focus was on the differentiation of various business fields in after sales such as revisions, refurbishments or accident repairs.

  • Support in restructuring process in rail freight transport

    Customer: International leading company in rail freight transport

    SCI Verkehr supported a leading European rail freight transport company in central restructuring processes. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr developed own and analysed existing market expectations. At the same time, benchmarks regarding the entrepreneurial organisation of production and sales units were been developed. SCI Verkehr prepared, accompanied and evaluated the processes for implementing the restructuring.

  • Setting up and maintenance of a global project monitoring tool

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a manufacturer of rail car components, SCI Verkehr created a continually maintained project monitoring. This enables the mapping of success- and decision-critical data. The client receives information about relevant rolling stock projects, therefore being able to initiate necessary product developments promptly. The latest results can be accessed at any time on a client-specific internet platform.

  • Market update for rolling stock assessment

    Customer: Banking institution

    For the annual assessment of the rolling stock fleet on behalf of a bank group, SCI Verkehr analysed the market development in the rail freight sector in Europe, North America and Russia. Based on this, the impact on asset values was determined.

  • Market monitoring of selected countries

    Customer: Asian rolling stock manufacturer

    An Asian rolling stock company wants to increase its market intelligence. For this purpose, it has ordered a regular update of an analysis of selected target countries. The analysis includes projects, competitors and operators.

  • Overview of rail vehicle component providers in China

    Customer: Medium-sized company

    On behalf of a medium-sized company, SCI Verkehr GmbH has developed an overview of component suppliers in China.

  • Market analysis wheels and suspension components

    Customer: International railway technology group

    On behalf of a multi-national railway technology group, SCI Verkehr analysed the European market for rail vehicle wheels. The focus was on the analysis of wheels delivered differentiated by the following customer groups: operator, manufacturer and leasing company. The analysis also comprised an overview of the important players including production capacities and output.

  • Potential analysis of the global markets for rail steel

    Customer: Globally active steel producer

    On behalf of a leading steel producer, SCI Verkehr has developed a potential analysis of the global markets for rail steel. As part of this analysis, all present and future demand and productions volumes have been assessed. Simultaneously, the risks and rewards for the market entry of top countries have been evaluated. Within the scope of the analysis, SCI Verkehr has conducted interviews with global key customers and rail steel producers.

  • Transport structure analysis of selected types of goods

    Customer: European leasing company

    On behalf of a major player in the European vehicle leasing market, SCI Verkehr analysed the transport structures of selected types of goods on a product level and the ensuing market opportunities. Special emphasis was placed on transport clients, operators, vehicle owners and available assets.

  • Analysis of overcapacities in the European freight wagon market

    Customer: International freight wagon leasing company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the market situation for freight wagon leasing in Europe with regard to existing overcapacities in fleets. The focus was particularly on wagon types and large operators.

  • Analysis of current key figures of the world market for railway technology

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a leading rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the current key figures of the world market for railway technology. The results served the client regarding the direction of its company strategy.

  • Market figures for strategic planning

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of an automobile and railway technology supplier, SCI Verkehr provided validated and structured market data for annual strategic planning which were included into the evaluation of the market potential.

  • Demand analysis for freight wagon components

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a leading component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed demand, potential market volume and entrance requirements for innovative freight wagon components. For this, information from the SCI database was evaluated and expert interviews with wagon keepers were conducted.

  • International customer survey of companies in the transport sector

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a medium-sized manufacturer of system components for the railway industry, SCI Verkehr conducted an independent survey of the company's competitive performance.

  • Identification of past turnkey projects in future markets

    Customer: International technology group

    On behalf of an international technology group, SCI Verkehr has identified all turnkey projects of the last 15 years in Asia, the Middle East and South and Central America including important key data to support the client in the market valuation.

  • Analysis of offer of global wheel production companies

    Customer: Multi-national trade group

    On behalf of a multi-national trade group, SCI Verkehr has determined the global production capacities for railway wheels.

  • Market outlook for the Indian rolling stock market

    Customer: Global market leader in the drive component segment

    On behalf of a global market leader in the drive component segment, SCI elaborated a market outlook for the Indian market and compiled important, current and possible future procurement projects for rolling stock in all segments.

  • Due diligence support

    Customer: International component manufacturer

    A worldwide active company active in the rail industry has evaluated opportunities and risks regarding the acquisition of a company in a niche market. The company is active in the infrastructure segment. SCI Verkehr has supported the company in the commercial due diligence with a market and competition analysis.

  • Professional input for internal strategic conference

    Customer: Global player in the logistics industry

    On behalf of a global player of the logistics industry, SCI Verkehr evaluated the SCI/Logistikbarometer specifically with regard to the current transport market. The results were presented at two client-internal conferences with the aim to familiarize the participants with the mechanisms and the current situation of the German transport market.

  • SCI/AFTER SALES MARKET MONITORING

    Customer: various

    The SCI/MARKET MONITORING was developed for the after-sales market and is offered as a separate tool to all customers who require information about maintenance contracts, refurbishment projects and revision tenders. Thus, SCI Verkehr offers a business outlook and competition monitoring of the after-sales market alongside the OEM business.

  • Quantities and market shares for upcoming rolling stock deliveries by 2018

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr evaluated its own data base with regard to upcoming rolling stock contracts to forecast order quantities in the various rolling stock segments for the following years.

  • Fleet development of busses and rail passenger transport vehicles

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed and forecast the current state and future development of bus and rail passenger transport vehicle fleets.

  • Industrial railway sidings in Germany

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI compiled contact details and principal asset data for the railway sidings in Germany whose operators conduct transport services on their own.

  • 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.

  • Brief assessment of locomotive leasing in Europe

    Customer: Financial investor

    On behalf of a financial investor, SCI Verkehr assessed the future development of the market for locomotive leasing with a focus on Central Europe. The analysis included supply and demand as well as critical success factors.

  • Competition analysis of locomotive manufacturing based on deliveries 1998-2013

    Customer: Locomotive manufacturer

    On behalf of a locomotive manufacturer, SCI performed a competition analysis with special emphasis on the analysis of the deliveries of the last 15 years.

  • Provision of market data for internal strategic processes

    Customer: International component supplier

    SCI Verkehr compiled relevant global market data for rolling stock and rail infrastructure on behalf of a leading energy and telecommunications equipment manufacturer.

  • Analysis of the European market for rail vehicle toilet systems

    Customer: German marketing consultant

    SCI Verkehr compiled market data and evaluations regarding the development of demand for rail vehicle board toilets. For this purpose, vehicle markets were analysed and industry trends were identified through online research and expert interviews.

  • Worldwide market analysis for signalling systems

    Customer: International supplier of systems technology

    On behalf on an international supplier of control command and signalling, SCI Verkehr analysed the world market for railway signals. Alongside the calculation and forecast of the market volume, manufacturers of trackside signals were identified and examined.

  • Potential analysis of rail vehicle leasing

    Customer: Financial investor

    On behalf of a financial investor, SCI Verkehr analysed the future market potential of rail vehicle leasing. The market situation on specific rail corridors as well as the competitive position of leasing companies were surveyed.

  • Condition surveillance systems for rail vehicles

    Customer: International electronics specialist

    SCI Verkehr analysed different global markets with regard to condition vehicle surveillance systems with a special focus on Europe. The systems within the market as well as the drivers for the introduction of such technologies were analysed based on the market development up to 2014.

  • European rail transportation company

    Customer: Analysis of supply difficulties of rail cars in Europe

    On behalf of a European transportation company, SCI Verkehr analysed delivery difficulties for Intercity rail cars in Europe from 2000. Special emphasis was placed on the identification of causes and deducible systematic problems of occurring delivery delays. The transport company wants to use the results for risk minimisation measures for future vehicle purchases.

  • Portfolio analysis diesel locomotives

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a rail industry manufacturer's work council, SCI Verkehr evaluated the current situation and future market development. By way of a portfolio analysis, demand and competition structures in the diesel locomotive business were analysed. At the same time, short or medium term demand projects were identified and their probability of implementation and success was evaluated. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr verified its own data base information with additional expert interviews.

  • Analysis of the wheel market in South America

    Customer: International rail component supplier

    On behalf of an international rail component supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the rail vehicle market in in selected South American countries. The focus was on analysing wheel demand and production and the competitors' situation in the region.

  • Development of rail vehicle fleets in Europe

    Customer: Supplier

    SCI Verkehr compiled fleet size and development of different rail vehicle segments on behalf of a customer. The results were differentiated based on countries and the largest European operators.

  • Monitoring regional rail transport market Germany

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr has continuously monitored the German regional rail passenger transport market from 2014 onwards for reuse opportunities for double-deck coaches. For this purpose, the suitability for double-deck use of announced tenders is assessed. In addition, a monitoring of all SPNV tenders in Germany took place.

  • Freight Wagon Leasing in Europe

    Customer: European wagon leasing company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the European market for freight wagons and freight wagon leasing in particular. The analysis focused on the total market as well as specific countries in detail. A special focus was placed on strategic options within the market as well as the subsequent recommended actions.

  • Analysis of European vehicle markets and component manufacturers

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a rail car component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the European locomotive and freight wagons fleets as well as deliveries of the past three years. Moreover, SCI created a compendium of manufacturers of bogies and other components as well as locomotive and freight wagon maintenance facilities.

  • Strategy workshop support for a rail vehicle manufacturer

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    For the preparation of an internal strategy seminar on behalf of a rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr developed various market and competition analyses.

  • Competition analysis rail vehicle components

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the competition in the worldwide market for rail vehicle door systems.

  • Analysis of rail freight transport

    Customer: International consulting company

    An international partner enterprise required extensive data regarding freight wagon leasing in Europe. Based on its own comprehensive database system, SCI Verkehr compiled transport, vehicle fleet according to wagon type, countries, operators and age as well as usage data.

  • Support of strategy workshop

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr provided market data in preparation for an internal strategy seminar.

  • Market share of high-speed trains

    Customer: Service provider

    SCI Verkehr analysed the market share of a vehicle manufacturer in the high-speed train segment. The analysis was differentiated into export projects and deliveries of the manufacturers to their respective home countries.

  • Support restructuring projects

    Customer: Internationally leading rail freight company

    SCI Verkehr supported a European rail freight company with central restructuring projects. Market and competition expectations were reviewed. At the same time, benchmarks were developed to set up the production and distribution units economically. SCI Verkehr prepared, guided and evaluated the implementation process.

  • Analysis of worldwide market for hydraulic dampers

    Customer: Manufacturer of dampers for mobile and stationary use

    On behalf of a supplier SCI Verkehr analysed the international fields of application for disposable dampers in the rail vehicle sector. The market was separated into important OEM customers and large operators with a demand for exchange. The evaluated demand was contrasted with a brief analysis of production capacities of the most important buffer manufacturers.

  • Portfolio assessment for developing a distribution strategy

    Customer: Service provider

    On behalf of a service provider, of whom SCI Verkehr evaluated business segments and assessed potentials for the future business orientation. The portfolio assessment led to the development of a distribution strategy.

  • Market potential analysis - modernisation projects of German regional rail cars

    Customer: Globally active electrical engineering group

    On behalf of a worldwide active electrical engineering group, SCI Verkehr analysed the German regional rail transport market and the corresponding tenders to identify and derive concrete refurbishment and modernisation projects of regional rail cars.

  • Provision of market data for a strategic process

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian company, SCI Verkehr compiled relevant world market data for rail vehicles and railway infrastructure.

  • Brief analysis of the Indian railway market

    Customer: German Railway Industry Association (VDB)

    On behalf of the association, SCI Verkehr analysed the Indian railway market in preparation of a business trip. The analysis was focused on general market developments as well as on railway projects and manufacturers.

  • Data on market shares and market volumes for the strategic planning

    Customer: Supplier

    For a supplier in the rolling stock segment, SCI Verkehr annually provides data on market shares and market volumes for its strategic planning. The figures are both differentiated by vehicle segments and regional aspects.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: International manufacturer of rolling stock components

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr updates a project monitoring tool on a monthly basis. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time on a client-specific internet platform.

  • World market for wheelsets and their maintenance

    Customer: International heavy rail manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr surveyed the worldwide market for wheel sets and associated services in the freight sector. The main focus of the survey was set on the value added chain from manufacturer up to maintenance services.

  • Development of the rail freight transport market in the UK

    Customer: Banking institution

    On behalf of a financing bank, SCI Verkehr developed an overview of the developments and drivers of the market for rail freight transport in the UK. A special emphasis was placed on the structure and the future development of the transports and the vehicles operated.

  • Market overview Japan

    Customer: Association

    SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of current projects and market figures of the railway technology market in Japan which analyses the current situation and provides a preview of future plans.

  • Global refurbishment projects passenger vehicles

    Customer: Worldwide technology group

    On behalf of a supplier of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr conducted a global analysis of established and anticipated refurbishment and modernisation projects of passenger vehicles including the relevant players and measures.

  • Strategy workshop LRV market in Russia

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential of modern light rail vehicles in Russia in the medium term.

  • Portfolios and delivery rates of rail vehicles in selected countries and market regions

    Customer: Supplier

    SCI Verkehr compiled the annual delivery rates of rail vehicles divided into vehicle segments for selected countries and market regions.

  • Presentation global railway market

    Customer: Security company in the railway sector

    On behalf of a security company, SCI Verkehr presented current trends and developments in the global market for rail vehicles at an international conference.

  • Update market potential of regional rail vehicles with hydrogen propulsion

    Customer: International rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of an international manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr updated a survey of alternative propulsion systems for the regional rail sector. Special emphasis was placed on hydrogen propulsion systems.

  • Global fleet data base

    Customer: Industrial company

    For the targeted support of after-sales business of a manufacturer, SCI Verkehr developed a global data base that includes all existing fleets or rolling stock in operation.

  • Brief analysis of the Baltic locomotive market

    Customer: Locomotive manufacturer

    On behalf of a locomotive manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the Baltic locomotive market with regard to fleet structure, competitors and market potential.

  • Original price and leasing rates of freight wagons

    Customer: European banking company

    SCI Verkehr investigated fair market prices as well as leasing rates for different types of freight wagons (for some types including safety equipment) in Europe. In addition, SCI Verkehr evaluated the freight wagon types regarding leasing opportunities.

  • Analysis of global diesel locomotive stock

    Customer: Engine manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active diesel locomotive manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the current global locomotive stock. In addition to the stock figures, an in-depth analysis of manufacturers, delivery times as well as technical data such as kind of drive, performance and gauge was carried out.

  • Current market value and performance of main-line diesel locomotives

    Customer: European leasing company

    On behalf of a European leasing company, SCI Verkehr assessed the current market value and the performance of heavy main-line diesel locomotives. For these rail freight locomotives, SCI Verkehr conducted an assessment according to real value and earning-capacity value. Special emphasis was placed on a detailed analysis of future traffic flow and possible risks of obsolescence.

  • Market development light rail vehicles

    Customer: International consulting company

    SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of the worldwide market volume and the market development of light rail, tram and metro vehicles up to 2017 for a strategic market analysis.

  • Market analysis rail vehicles

    Customer: Railway component supplier

    On behalf of a worldwide operating railway component supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the worldwide demand for passenger cars, locomotives and freight wagons for the years 2015-2020.

  • Transport and vehicle market structures of a selected type of goods

    Customer: European leasing company

    On behalf of a major European vehicle leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the transport structures of selected types of goods on a product level and the subsequent market potential. A special focus was placed on the analysis of vehicle-specific demand structures with regard to the main transported good and possible substitutes.

  • Market analysis European locomotive market

    Customer: Locomotive leasing company

    On behalf of a leading European locomotive leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the locomotive fleet and age structure as well as deliveries and withdrawal from service of the locomotives. Within the projects, the locomotives were segmented into freight locomotives as well as diesel and shunting locomotives.

  • The Chinese market for rail vehicles

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    The Chinese railway market remains the worldwide largest and most dynamic single market. A leading European manufacturer of rail vehicles requires an in-depth view of current market data as well as strategic trends. SCI Verkehr analysed the current data and the developmental dynamics of the market to prepare the internal decision-making processes of the client.

  • Overview after sales market central Europe

    Customer: Global industrial group

    On behalf of an industry client, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of the after sales market in Europe for vehicles, infrastructure and components. Based on the market analysis, market potentials and possible co-operation partners are to be identified.

  • Presentation global infrastructure markets

    Customer: Global railway infrastructure company

    Within the framework of an international strategy meeting, SCI Verkehr presented current trends and developments in the global market for railway infrastructure. The main focus was on global network development, important infrastructure projects and anticipated future product and service requirements.

  • Secondary market analysis DMUs

    Customer: European leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed possible secondary markets for DMUs in the German and European region. The focus was on accuracy of fit, the possible operation in future transport tenders and the necessary remodelling work.

  • Market potential analysis for innovative infrastructure components

    Customer: Industrial group

    On behalf of an industrial group, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for innovative infrastructure components. The focus was placed on a market and competition analysis in Germany, France and Italy.

  • Market potential analysis rolling stock components

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr developed a market potential analysis for a rolling stock component based on the accessible market in OEM business as well as sales potentials of the components in after-sales business.

  • Support in the commercial valuation for an Eastern European company in the rail freight sector

    Customer: Leading Western European rail company

    SCI Verkehr supported a leading European railway company in the commercial valuation of a target in the Eastern European rail freight sector. The aim was to analyse the appeal of the market as well as strategic opportunities in order to issue recommendations for the client. The valuation was made on the basis of existing database systems as well as in close exchange with market players.

  • Provision of market data for internal strategy processes

    Customer: International supply company in the electrical industries

    On behalf of a leading company in the field of energy and telecommunication equipment, SCI Verkehr compiled relevant world market data for rail vehicles and railway infrastructure.

  • Worldwide market for railway wheelsets

    Customer: Russian railway industry group

    SCI Verkehr analysed the worldwide markets for wheelsets including in-depth information on selected countries. SCI Verkehr developed a forecast in the OEM and AS segments. The main focus of the survey was on wheelset production and maintenance technology.

  • Fleet analysis maintenance of regional multiple units

    Customer: Global component manufacturer

    On behalf of a leading manufacturer of components and sub-systems for railway technology, SCI Verkehr compiled a fleet overview of multiple units in regional transport. The focus was on the analysis of light and heavy maintenance of the fleets and an overview of the most important providers of maintenance and repair.

  • Rolling stock market analysis Turkey

    Customer: Asian Group

    On behalf of a client, SCI Verkehr compiled information on the rolling stock market in Turkey: In addition to fleet size and continuing procurements, the estimation of the future market development was of importance.

  • World market for rail vehicles and wheels 2014

    Customer: International rail component supplier

    SCI Verkehr updated an analysis of the worldwide markets for railway vehicles and specific components with a strong focus on production sites of the vehicles and developed a forecast for the coming years. There was a special focus again on wheelsets in Europe.

  • Market analysis for sensor solutions for the railway market

    Customer: Manufacturer of components

    On behalf of a global manufacturer of components SCI Verkehr investigates the market for railway technology with focus on sensor solutions in relevant European countries.

  • Innovative components for rail vehicles

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the sales potential of selected innovative rail vehicle components. The regions focused were Germany, China and India.

  • Rail transport market and assets in Spain and Portugal

    Customer: International financing company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the rail transport and rail vehicle market of the Iberian peninsula with regard to current and future investment potentials. In the field of assets, the focus was set on analysing locomotives and freight wagons.

  • Setting up and update of a global project monitoring tool

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a manufacturer of rail car components, SCI Verkehr created a continually updated project monitoring. This enables the mapping of success- and decision-critical data. The client receives information about relevant rolling stock projects, therefore being able to initiate necessary product developments promptly. The latest results are available on a client-specific internet platform at any time.

  • Compilation and updating of a global project monitoring tool

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    For a manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr created and is continuously updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Maintenance for railway vehicle components in Poland

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of an international manufacturer of railway vehicle components, SCI Verkehr analysed the Polish maintenance market for railway bearings.

  • Analysis of the European leasing market

    Customer: Rail leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the European leasing company for multiple units and shows investment potentials. Starting from a good current overview of the passenger and freight transport markets, SCI Verkehr identified the most important country markets. Supply and demand up to 2020 will be analysed for these markets and the potential for leasing companies will be derived.

  • Business case development – e-commerce logistics

    Customer: Leading European logistics service provider

    On behalf of a leading logistics service provider in Europe, SCI Verkehr identified, analysed and evaluated trends and growth developments in the global E-commerce markets as well as future growth potentials. On this basis, we developed and prepared concrete business cases for the client to be implemented.

  • Support strategic planning

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr provided market date to prepare the strategic planning.

  • Competitive analysis rolling stock components

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitor landscape in the worldwide market for door systems of rolling stock.

  • Market research freight wagon components

    Customer: Manufacturer of freight wagons

    On behalf of a European freight wagon manufacturer, SCI Verkehr carried out research and a brief analysis of components in the North American market.

  • Market analysis of European freight transport corridors

    Customer: Locomotive leasing company

    On behalf of a locomotive leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed various European freight transport corridors evaluating them with regard to the respective need for traction. The result of the analysis was an evaluation of which potentials are existing operating leasing locomotives on various corridors and which country packages are primarily needed.

  • Analysis reuse of regional transport multiple units

    Customer: European leasing company

    On behalf of a rail vehicle leasing company active across Europe, SCI Verkehr analysed the chances of reuse of used regional transport multiple units in the German market. The results are based on a detailed analysis of the vehicle operation in all regional rail transport tenders, which were awarded at least for the second time.

  • Evaluation of passenger and revenue potentials

    Customer: Passenger transport operator

    On behalf of an operator, SCI Verkehr analysed the passenger and revenue potentials on a relation. The focus was mainly on offer improvements and infrastructure upgrade which will lead to shorter journey times and a more attractive offer. Potentials identified will be used to the future business plan.

  • Innovative components for rail vehicles

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the sales potential of selected innovative components for freight wagons. The regions focused were Russia, Europe and North America.

  • Production figures of rail vehicles

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr provided data on production volumes and future projects in the rail vehicle market. A differentiation was made by market regions and vehicle segments.

  • 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.

  • Worldwide bus acquisition

    Customer: Multinational conglomerate corporation

    To support internal planning processes of an international supply company, SCI Verkehr provided data concerning the bus acquisition of 24 countries around the world. The analysis encompassed bus manufacturers, operators' current vehicle fleets, as well as orders. Additionally, the delivery and the country of origin were determined.

  • Market data for merger control purposes

    Customer: Law office

    For merger control purposes of two companies, the market power of the two companies had to be analysed and assessed as part of an antitrust suit. For this purpose, SCI delivered data on the market size and the market shares of the competitors in various countries and regions.

  • Analysis of global installed bases of vehicles and switches

    Customer: Supplier of operating material

    On behalf of a globally active supplier of operating materials, SCI Verkehr analysed the global installed bases of vehicles and switches. The data delivered were used for the strategic plans.

  • Support restructuring projects

    Customer: Internationally leading rail freight company

    SCI Verkehr supported a European rail freight company with central restructuring projects. Market and competition expectations were reviewed. At the same time, benchmarks were developed to set up the production and distribution units economically. SCI Verkehr prepared, guided and evaluated the implementation process.

  • Global market data rail vehicles

    Customer: Chinese rail vehicle manufacturer

    For implementing a merger in the railway industry, a Chinese rail vehicle manufacturer needed detailed data about the rail vehicle market to determine the market positioning. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr provided the market shares in the vehicle segments and the Top Ten ranking of the manufacturers.

  • Market potential analysis of interior fitting for rail vehicles

    Customer: Component supplier

    On behalf of a component supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potentials in the field of interior fittings for rail vehicles. For this purpose, we analysed the OEM business and determined the refurbishment potential through modernisation projects.

  • International market analysis point machines

    Customer: International supplier of system technology

    SCI Verkehr analysed the international market for point machines on behalf of a manufacturer of control and signalling equipment. In addition to a calculation and forecast of market volume, SCI Verkehr also compiled and analysed the manufacturers of point machines.

  • Portfolio valuation of strategic potential markets in the rail freight sector

    Customer: German rail freight operator

    Within the scope of a portfolio analysis, SCI Verkehr undertook a comprehensive market valuation, which identified the competition and market dynamic of various potential markets. The following partial results were provided in the process: Identification of main competitors in each potential market, valuation of strategic rationale as well as its medium-term development in each potential market, valuation of market position and intensity of competition as well as the development of each potential market in comparison to the development of the rail freight sector as a whole.

  • Figures and ownership structures of passenger transport operators

    Customer: Financial investor

    For improving its acquisition and sales performance, a financial service provider specialised in the railway segment needs more market transparency in local rail passenger transport. SCI Verkehr elaborated an overview of the 50 most important passenger transport operators in Europe, its key figures and ownership structures.

  • The Chinese market for rail vehicle components

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr provided a leading international manufacturer of rail vehicle components with in-depth insight into the Chinese market for rail vehicle components. For this, SCI Verkehr analysed the current numbers and development dynamics as a preparation for the client's internal decision-making process.

  • Report of rail markets in Europe, North America and CIS

    Customer: Credit institution

    SCI Verkehr prepared a report on the rail markets in Europe, North America and CIS for the expansion plans of a large European bank that focuses on rolling stock financing. The report includes current developments and trends of the freight and passenger rail markets as well as rolling stock fleets of locomotives, freight wagons and passenger rail vehicles. Moreover, important players, such as rail operators, rolling stock producers and leasing companies, are analysed. The report also provides an overview of current rail regulation.

  • Long-term demand analysis coal wagons

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr evaluated current and future demand for freight wagons to transport coal. The focus was set on the long-term estimation of the development of the energy mix in central Europe and its impact on the demand for coal wagons. In addition, SCI Verkehr evaluated current prices and leasing rates for coal wagons.

  • List of the top 100 passenger transport operators in Europe

    Customer: Service provider

    On behalf of a client, SCI Verkehr compiled a list of TOP 100 operators in European passenger transport and its fleets. For this purpose, the fleet size of various vehicles types was differentiated and a number of core data regarding the respective operator was compiled.

  • Analysis of the development of the European leasing market

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the European leasing market and its development. For this purpose, we analysed in detail the demand regarding individual vehicle classes as well as the competition situation of the various providers. The analysis serves as input for the strategic business development of the company.

  • Worldwide market analysis for traction system components

    Customer: Component supplier for rolling stock traction system

    SCI analysed the global market for selected rolling stock types and thereby the target markets for components of the traction system. In addition to the demand side, SCI focused on changes in the competitive picture in the industry. The results were presented and discussed as part of an internal strategy workshop for the management of a rolling stock component supplier.

  • Short analysis of the Turkish locomotive market

    Customer: Locomotive manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr analysed the Turkish locomotive market on behalf of a manufacturer. The main emphasis aside from fleet structure and market potentials was placed on the possibility of electrification.

  • Market potential analysis of heavy mainline locomotives with hybrid and dual engine systems

    Customer: Locomotive manufacturer

    On behalf of a locomotive manufacturer, SCI Verkehr performed a market potential analysis of heavy mainline locomotives in Europe. The main emphasis was placed on new emission standards and alternative drive systems such as hybrid and dual engine solutions.

  • market volumes and market driver for strategic business segment planning

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier group in the rail vehicle business, SCI Verkehr prepares market data for strategic business segment planning on a yearly basis. This encompasses the differentiation and analysis of market volumes and underlying drivers based on vehicle segments as well as world market regions.

  • Analysis of the demand for electric locomotives

    Customer: International financial investor

    On behalf of a potential investor, SCI Verkehr determined the future demand for new electric locomotives for selected European core markets. The development of the market environment, the customer and the offer were taken into consideration for this purpose.

  • Support in tenders for regional and commuter rail

    Customer: European leasing company

    SCI Verkehr supported a leasing company operating across Europe in various tenders for regional & commuter rail transport services. Here, the requirements of the vehicle concept were analysed and tested with regard to their technical implementation and resulting investments. In addition, SCI Verkehr evaluated the criteria for operating second-hand vehicles. SCI Verkehr also supported the leasing company in coordinating with regional & commuter rail transport authorities.

  • Monitoring of rail vehicle acquisition

    Customer: International manufacturer of rail vehicles

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr created a continuous project monitoring. Within the monitoring, new acquisitions are systematically collected and analysed. In addition to the presentation of planned acquisitions and their clients, SCI Verkehr carries out a standardised appraisal of facts critical for success and decision-making processes of the client and their portfolio.

  • Provision of market data for internal strategy processes

    Customer: International supply company in the electrical industries

    On behalf of a leading company in the field of energy and telecommunication equipment, SCI Verkehr compiled relevant world market data for rail vehicles and railway infrastructure.

  • Overhead benchmarking of regional passenger rail companies

    Customer: Medium-sized regional passenger rail transport company

    On behalf of a medium-sized transport company, SCI Verkehr executed an analysis of overhead structures of significant competitors.

  • Worldwide demand and competitor analysis with focus China

    Customer: Globally active rail vehicle manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr analysed the market for diesel engines in locomotives. Based on the current and future demand situation, Chinese manufacturers are the focus of this analysis with regard to current and future market shares. For this, details regarding suppliers and price levels of engines are analysed.

  • Update collateral valuation of rail vehicles

    Customer: Bank

    On behalf of a bank, SCI Verkehr provided relevant input factors for an annual collateral valuation of locomotives and freight wagons. The focus was placed on market development in the rail freight industry as well as the development of fleets.

  • Comparative analysis tariff systems in public passenger transport

    Customer: Russian research institute

    SCI Verkehr analysed and compared the tariff systems and price regulation of passenger transport companies in the rail, bus and aircraft sector. The analysis focused on the valuation of dynamic pricing systems. Additionally, the impact of such pricing systems on transport demand was examined. The leading countries chosen for this analysis were Germany, Great Britain, France, the USA, China, India, South Africa and Brazil.

  • Analysis maintenance market

    Customer: Provider of maintenance services

    In the liberalised market for maintenance services, industrial companies as well as operators are increasingly working for third parties. SCI Verkehr assisted a client in optimizing their range of maintenance services for third parties. The focus was on an analysis of the current market and competitive situation in selected European countries.

  • Reuse of rail cars in the German regional passenger rail transport market

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr evaluated the potential for reuse of rail cars in the German regional passenger rail transport. For this, several scenarios were analysed. Additionally, the development of leasing rates for rail cars in the German regional passenger rail transport market was analysed for DMUs and EMUs separately.

  • 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 identifying and appraising future projects in the target market, an interview-based analysis of customer satisfaction was carried out.

  • Market assessment freight wagons

    Customer: Finance company

    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.

  • Supply and demand analysis global market for wheelsets

    Customer: Globally active manufacturer of wheelsets

    On behalf of a manufacturer of wheelsets, SCI Verkehr analysed supply and demand of the global component market for wheelsets. SCI additionally focused on 30 foreign markets and reviewed their appeal to the client based on various different indicators.

  • Market potential analysis of shunting locomotives

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr appraised the market for shunting and hybrid locomotives. For this, technical/operational aspects (e.g. LCC) as well as the market conditions and the competitive situation were analysed in detail.

  • Strategic appraisal of middle-eastern freight wagon markets

    Customer: Freight wagon manufacturer

    On behalf of a global leader in the freight wagon sector, SCI Verkehr carried out a strategic potential appraisal for the development of middle-eastern freight wagon markets. For this, investment strategies of freight wagon owners and operators as well as infrastructure managers were appraised. In addition to middle-eastern countries, Turkey and Iran were appraised as well.

  • Appraisal sales organisation of a European rail freight company

    Customer: European rail freight company

    On behalf of a rail freight company active in the European market, SCI Verkehr appraised and developed the company's sales organisation. For this, market-based developments, benchmarks of exemplary companies as well as internal enforceability were taken into account.

  • Due diligence support

    Customer: Leasing company

    Within the framework of a due diligence investigation, SCI Verkehr determined the market value of several fleets of rail cars in Europe. For this, a detailed analysis of relevant passenger rail transport markets as well as the corresponding leasing markets was carried out. In addition, SCI Verkehr supported the client in conducting a competitive analysis.

  • Market analysis and outlook for diesel shunting locomotives

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the current market situation of diesel shunting locomotives and forecast future demands based on freight flows and areas of operation.

  • Identification of targets for realization of external growth

    Customer: Globally active component manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr assisted a globally active manufacturer of components in identifying targets for the realization of external growth. For this, a quick scan of the worldwide component markets in the railway technology sector was created. Subsequently, the possible targets were identified. Based on SCI Verkehr' s company data base, more than 1,000 manufacturers were picked according to an expert evaluation, assessed in depth based on specific criteria and selected within a deep-dive valuation.

  • Competition analysis rail vehicle components

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitive landscape in the worldwide market for rail vehicle door systems.

  • Asset Database of European Rolling Stock

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    For its spare parts business and After-Sales, a component manufacturer commissioned SCI Verkehr to draw up a database of European rolling stock. It will be programmed in SQL and will be linked with the customer´s SAP system.

  • Market volume for strategical planning

    Customer: Globally active rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a global player in the rail vehicle industry, SCI Verkehr compiled a market prognosis of infrastructural and systems technology as well as rail vehicles in Germany and Austria. The market data serves as the basis for the company's strategic planning.

  • Trends and facts of the global rail vehicle market

    Customer: Manufacturer of rail vehicles

    On behalf of an international manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr delivered market figures for various vehicle segments as well as the sector of "Engineering, Procurement, Construction" (EPC). The most important trends and drivers were analysed separately for 11 world market regions. Divided by different vehicle types, predictions were made retrospectively as well as 5 years onto the future. In addition, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitive landscape in the rail vehicle and rail EPC markets.

  • Market entry strategy South and North America

    Customer: Asian freight wagon supplier

    On behalf of a leading Asian freight wagon supplier, SCI Verkehr has developed a market entry strategy in consultation with the client. As a basis for this, SCI Verkehr has analysed markets and their competition dynamics in detail, including freight rail operators, freight wagon producers and leasing companies. Strategic pathways for further business development in the analysed markets were presented, including opportunities and risks of the different business models.

  • Determination of market demand of electric locomotives

    Customer: Financial investor

    To support an investment decision, SCI Verkehr compiled a market overview of demand and supply of electric locomotives in central Europe and used it to determine the future market demand for locomotives. For this, SCI Verkehr developed a forecast of the most important freight groups as well as an estimation of the future competitive development.

  • Tender analysis for reuse of regional rail vehicles

    Customer: Bank

    On behalf of a financing bank, SCI Verkehr analysed all regional rail transport award procedures since the beginning of regionalisation with regard to tendering conditions and use and reuse of regional rail vehicles. This analysis serves as a basis for the strategic development of a rail vehicle portfolio.

  • Analysis of rail freight transport corridors and demand for locomotives

    Customer: Refinancing credit institution

    On behalf of a refinancing bank, SCI Verkehr determined the utilization and capacities of international infrastructure corridors as well as supply and demand for modern multi-system locomotives. In addition, SCI Verkehr carried out a valuation of the secondary market for these vehicles.

  • Analysis and qualitative appraisal of mainline diesel locomotives

    Customer: European rail freight operator

    On behalf of a European operator, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview and a qualitative assessment of currently available new and used mainline diesel locomotives. The analysis served as a decision-making support for the investment in new locomotives.

  • Market overview of demand and competitive situation of rail vehicles

    Customer: IT supplier

    On behalf of a manufacturer of IT components, SCI Verkehr compiled data regarding the global demand in different rail vehicle segments as well as the current competitive situation.

  • Price benchmark diesel multiple units

    Customer: International manufacturer of rail vehicles

    On behalf of an international manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed the market prices of diesel multiple units (DMUs) and their development in Europe within the last 10 years. The determined prices of various vehicle types are compared with regard to technological criteria such as price per effective area.

  • Market entry strategy European rail vehicle component market

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr evaluated the future perspectives of the European metro vehicle component market. Within the scope of this analysis, options for an entry into selected product segments were evaluated as well.

  • Analysis market entry infrastructure components

    Customer: Rail technology group

    SCI Verkehr is advising a client in entering new business areas. For this, a market overview including the various market segments in the area of infrastructure components was developed. This includes track and electrification components as well as control and signalling technology.

  • Price analysis electrical locomotives in the CIS

    Customer: Manufacturer of rail vehicles

    On behalf of a globally active manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed current market prices of 1,520 mm gauge electrical locomotives. For this, various performance parameters and their influence on the price were taken into account.

  • Compilation and analysis current fleets in selected target markets

    Customer: Service Provider

    On behalf of a client, SCI Verkehr compiled various rail vehicle fleets in selected target markets and analysed the rolling stock regarding its age structure, installed power and the relevance of different type series.

  • Seating Capacity of buses and rolling stock

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    As basis for strategic planning, SCI Verkehr determines the seating capacity of buses and rolling stock in Europe.

  • Wheelset demand of rolling stock manufacturers

    Customer: Manufacturer of wheelsets

    On behalf of an established manufacturer of wheelsets, SCI Verkehr determined the demand of the 30 largest rolling stock manufacturers worldwide. The annual demand is specified for different years and vehicle segments.

  • Project overview construction and refurbishment projects of rail vehicles

    Customer: Global industrial enterprise

    On behalf of a global industrial enterprise active in the railway sector, SCI Verkehr determined all the current and future acquisition and refurbishment projects for passenger rail vehicles. The project list is updated semi-annually.

  • market and competition analysis of a rail vehicle component

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a manufacturer of components, SCI Verkehr analysed the market segment of a rail vehicle component. This analysis included market size and market development as well as the competitive situation.

  • Creation and maintenance of a global project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of components

    SCI Verkehr created a continuously maintained project monitoring system for a manufacturer of rail vehicle components. With this monitoring, the data and facts critical to success and decision-making were mapped. The customer receives information on the relevant vehicle projects and can initiate necessary product developments in good time. The current results can be accessed at any time on a customer-specific internet platform.

  • Support of the strategic planning

    Customer: Supplier

    For a supplier in the rolling stock segment, SCI Verkehr annually provides data on market shares and market volumes for its strategic planning. The figures are both differentiated by vehicle segments and regional aspects.

  • Strategic repositioning of a leading European rail freight company

    Customer: Internationally leading rail freight company

    A leading company in the European rail freight market has executed an extensive project for strategic repositioning, reorganisation and process setup with the help of SCI Verkehr. SCI Verkehr provided support in the areas of project management as well as with specific projects. For this, market and competition expectations were reviewed and benchmarks for the positioning of production- and sales-related units were developed. SCI Verkehr prepared, monitored and evaluated the successful implementation.

  • Support in reuse of regional rail vehicles

    Customer: European leasing company

    SCI Verkehr supported a leasing company operating all across Europe in the reuse of their own regional rail vehicle fleet. For this, suitable sub-networks were identified and analysed. The vehicle requirements of the transport contracts in question were assessed with regard to their technical feasibility and the resulting investments. Additionally, the valuation criteria for the operation of used vehicles were analysed. SCI Verkehr provided additional support in consulting with regional rail transport authorities.

  • Short appraisal of development of goods groups in Europe

    Customer: Credit institution

    On behalf of a refinancing bank, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview over the development of significant categories of goods in Europe. The overview was used in preparation of a possible financing of freight wagons.

  • Benchmark maintenance costs of commuter trains

    Customer: European rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a European manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr created a benchmark for the costs of periodic maintenance. This benchmark will be carried out for diesel multiple units and selected European national markets.

  • Compilation and analysis of future infrastructure projects in 32 target markets

    Customer: Service provider

    On behalf of a client, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview over future infrastructure projects in 32 countries, based on the SCI DATABASE, and analysed the probability of implementation. The countries are target markets for the client who is developing a market potential analysis for their portfolio with the support of SCI Verkehr.

  • Market analysis level crossing protection systems

    Customer: Supplier of signalling equipment

    On behalf of a supplier of signalling equipment, SCI Verkehr investigated the market for level crossing protection systems. The focus of this investigation was an analysis of investment potentials of new level crossing protection systems over the next 5 years.

  • Worldwide market overview rail vehicle leasing companies

    Customer: Global railway technology company

    On behalf of a global railway technology company, SCI Verkehr analysed the worldwide market for rail vehicle leasing and the involved players. SCI Verkehr compiled a detailed fact sheet with all relevant characteristics such as vehicle fleet and ownership structure. The final document is used as a basis for the strategic alignment of the railway technology company in this market.

  • Analysis development of signalling market

    Customer: Supplier of signalling equipment

    SCI Verkehr analyses the market for railway signals in Europe and selected neighbouring countries. The analysis covers both the re-equipping of lines and the replacement or refurbishment of signals

  • Price analysis current rail vehicle deliveries

    Customer: Service Provider

    On behalf of a client, SCI Verkehr compiled the deliveries of rail vehicle in six national markets since 2010 based on the SCI DATABASE and analysed the price development and differences.

  • Analysis of delivery figures in various rolling stock segments

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the deliveries of rolling stock and provides time series data for its strategic planning. The figures are differentiated for 25 countries worldwide and take into account current drivers in the respective markets.

  • Growth strategy for an international railway industry company

    Customer: International railway industry company

    SCI Verkehr supported an international company rail industry in developing a medium-term growth strategy. Based on a portfolio analysis, the segments railway infrastructure and systems technology of global markets were analysed. In addition to determining current market volumes, the market development of these segments was predicted up to 2020. In a second step, SCI Verkehr analysed relevant companies and appraised them with regard to their growth dynamic.

  • Repositioning of customer service of a leading rail freight company

    Customer: Leading rail freight company

    Within the framework of a comprehensive repositioning, a leading European rail freight company also reorganized its customer service. SCI Verkehr advised the customer in preparing an assessment of market demand as well as in setting up internal processes, organization and effective processes of change.

  • Time series on market development of individual vehicle segments

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier group, SCI Verkehr analyses the deliveries of rolling stock according to segments in a differentiated manner and semi-annually provides data for its strategic planning. The figures are regionally differentiated and take into account current drivers in the individual markets.

  • Market study freight wagon leasing for a Commercial Due Diligence

    Customer: Infrastructure fund

    On behalf of a leading investment company, SCI Verkehr compiled a market study of freight wagon leasing in Europe. This study is used for a investment decision on a pre-due diligence process by the client. Besides a market overview, current and future demand and supply of freight wagons are presented. Market competition and development of specific indicators for leasing companies, such as wagon prices, cost structure and utilization rates, are also analysed.

  • Handling technologies for the combined transport in Europe

    Customer: International freight wagon manufacturer

    On behalf of a non-European freight wagon manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the development of combined transport in Europe. Focus is on analysis and benchmarking of solutions for non-craneable semi-trailers and associated freight wagons.

  • Brief analysis components market

    Customer: Globally established systems supplier

    On behalf of a systems supplier, SCI Verkehr prepared a short component analysis. For this, a brief overview of global standards, demand, market volumes and competition was compiled.

  • Market analysis of a rail vehicle subsystem

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed a rolling stock subsystem with regard to the current market volume and its development as well as its future potential. For this, various possible technologies and the competitive situation in the respective segments were compared.

  • Fleet database for railcars

    Customer: Auditor

    On behalf of a leading audit firm, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of the age structures of railcars for different European countries.

  • Analysis European locomotive market

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the current situation and future development of the European locomotive market. For this, current procurement volumes as well as production capacities were analysed to present an outlook on the future supply and demand structure.

  • Fleet information on rail vehicles and components installed in them

    Customer: Component supplier

    SCI Verkehr compiles fleet information on various rolling stock segments and their aftermarket potentials. The project is built on a data base including vehicles, related delivery volumes as well as installed components.

  • Outlook future rolling stock procurements

    Customer: Industrial company

    On behalf of an industrial company, SCI Verkehr compiled data for strategic planning. The focus was on forecast data that offered an outlook on future rolling stock procurement volumes. For this, different regions as well as countries such as China, India and Russia were presented separately.

  • Demand analysis electric locomotives in Europe

    Customer: International leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market development and the demand for new electric locomotives in continental Europe as a basis for an investment decision. The development of ETCS in Europe, infrastructural development and procurements by leasing companies were taken into account for this analysis.

  • Short analysis component market

    Customer: Globally established systems supplier

    On behalf of a systems supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed a potential target market. For this, an overview of the European market for a subcomponent of a rail vehicle drive train was presented with regard to market volumes and competitors.

  • Growth Prospects of a Component Manufacturer

    Customer: Manufacturer of rolling stock components

    On behalf of a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr provides an analysis of the potentials of growth in relevant segments of rolling stock until 2022.

  • Demand analysis and market assessment electric locomotives

    Customer: Asset and investment manager

    As a basis for an investment decision, SCI Verkehr assessed the market for sale and leasing of electric mainline locomotives in continental Europe. The focus of this analysis was on a supply and demand analysis as well as the determination of expected purchasing prices and leasing rates.

  • Benchmark maintenance costs of commuter trains

    Customer: European rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a European manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr created a benchmark for the costs of light and heavy periodic maintenance over a 15-year period. A specific focus is the mid-life revision of important vehicle components. This benchmark is carried out for diesel multiple units and selected European markets.

  • Consulting Engineers

    Customer: Consulting Engineers

    On behalf of an engineering company, SCI Verkehr compiled principal data on current rail infrastructure projects in Germany. A focus was on projects with non-federally owned railways, for which the contractors' names (as far as already known) were identified as well.

  • Market- and competition analysis for a rolling stock component

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the European market for a rolling stock component. Market size, its development as well as the competitive situation are considered in detail.

  • Report to strengthen rail freight transport in NRW

    Customer: Ministry of Building, Accommodation, Urban Development and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

    SCI Verkehr has prepared an expert report for the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Urban Development and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia with the content focus "Networked freight transport mobility" potentials for shifting more freight transport from road to rail". The results of the report will be published at the end of 2016.

  • Supply of Market Data for Internal Strategy Processes

    Customer: International supplier company in the electrical industries

    On behalf of a leading company in the fields of energy and telecommunication equipment, SCI Verkehr produced a detailed market overview of data relevant to rolling stock and railway infrastructure in order to support the strategic market analysis across the group.

  • Information on operators in selected cities

    Customer: International consultancy

    On behalf of an international consultancy company, SCI Verkehr provides information on local transport operators in selected cities.

  • Production figures of rail vehicles

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr provided data on production volumes and future projects in the rail vehicle market. A differentiation was made by market regions and vehicle segments.

  • Global sales volumes of rolling stock

    Customer: Service provider

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr analyses sales volumes of rolling stock- differentiated by vehicle types and world market regions.

  • Fleet Data Base of Locomotives

    Customer: Industrial company

    SCI Verkehr analyses existing fleets of locomotives, worldwide, particularly differentiating according to types and manufacturers. This is especially important with regards to the customer´s aftermarket segment.

  • Assets and Needs Assessment Freight Wagons

    Customer: Freight wagon manufacturer

    In support of a leading freight car manufacturer´s strategic planning, SCI Verkehr analyses vehicle fleets, past deliveries and predicts expected future procurements in Europe. The forecast is made considering expected future transport development in respective product groups.

  • Analysis of the Chinese Market for a Rolling Stock Component

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr analyses the Chinese market with regards to technological requirements and market potentials of a specific rolling stock component.

  • Seating Capacity for Important Vehicle Models

    Customer: Consulting company

    As basis for strategic planning for the most important vehicle models in Europe and China, SCI Verkehr determines the number of installed seats within the delivery period 2014-2016.

  • Vehicle and wheel markets worldwide

    Customer: Established wheel set manufacturer

    On behalf of an established wheelset manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide market for rail wheels. In detail, the current demand for rolling stock of individual countries is combined with long-term indicators, such as transport performance. From this, current and future demand for rail wheels of various types and in various world regions can be derived.

  • Market potentials for infrastructure components

    Customer: Global company

    On behalf of a globally active company, SCI Verkehr examines market potentials for infrastructure components. In particular, innovative materials and processes are assessed with regards to their operation on railway track systems.

  • Worldwide demand for locomotives and technical details

    Customer: European rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr created country profiles regarding demand for locomotives. Technical details such as power system, number of axles, loading gauge, and country packages of locomotive types in current and future demand, are compiled in particular.

  • Commercial due diligence

    Customer: Infrastructure fund

    On behalf of a leading investment company, SCI Verkehr supported a due diligence process. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr updated a previously compiled market study of freight wagon leasing in Europe. In order to provide specialist support, additional questions specific to market and competition were analysed which also included evaluating the proposed business plan.

  • Competitive analysis rolling stock components

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the competitive landscape in the worldwide market of door systems for rolling stock.

  • Worldwide demand analysis wheels and wheelsets

    Customer: Globally active steel group

    On behalf of a globally active steel group, SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide demand market for wheels and wheelsets. Current and future demand is distinguished according to country markets, wheel set types and large operators in respective countries.

  • Market Development and Competitive Analysis of the Market for Locomotives

    Customer: Leasing company

    Prior to a possible acquisition of locomotives for the European market, SCI Verkehr supports a leasing company with an independent assessment of the future market and an analysis of competitive development in the leasing business.

  • Market overview of tunnels and bridges renovations

    Customer: Global company

    On behalf of a globally active company, SCI Verkehr examines market potentials stemming from renovations of bridges and tunnels on European railways. The objective is to deduce a market entry strategy for infrastructure components in selected European markets.

  • Market potentials in the maintenance business until 2030

    Customer: Service provider

    On behalf of a service provider, SCI Verkehr analyses market potentials in the maintenance business of railway vehicles. Mainline systems, urban rail systems as well as market accessibility for the individual maintenance services are analysed.

  • Secondary market analysis for electric locomotives

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr examines the specific demand for used electric locomotives in the German market. Potential clients are interviewed, either in person or by telephone, in order to better estimate their potential use and pricing.

  • Market data for due diligence

    Customer: Auditing firm

    On behalf of an internationally active auditing firm, SCI Verkehr creates a market forecast for railway vehicles in Europe. The market data form the basis of a due diligence process.

  • Corporate analysis Asian rolling stock manufacturer

    Customer: Asian industry association

    On behalf of an Asian industry association, SCI Verkehr analysed operations of Asian rolling stock manufacturers on the foreign market for rolling stock

  • Establishment and maintenance of a worldwide project-monitoring tool

    Customer: Railway vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a railway vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr created a continuously maintained project-monitoring tool by means of which data and facts critical for success and decision-making are depicted. The customer receives information on relevant vehicle projects and is able to introduce necessary product developments in time. Current results are retrievable at all times from a customer-specific internet platform.

  • Analysis of delivery figures in various rolling stock segments

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the deliveries of rolling stock and provides time series data for its strategic planning. The figures are differentiated for 25 countries worldwide and take into account current drivers in the respective markets.

  • Analysis of the global wheel set market

    Customer: Rail wheels and wheel sets manufacturer

    In the context of the sales process of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide market for rolling stock and derives from this supply and demand structures for rail wheels and wheel sets. The analysis is differentiated according to region, vehicle types, and various other requirements. The results will also be of use within the context of competition assessment.

  • Database of diesel multiple units and diesel locomotives

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr configures a database including general information as well as technical features of various diesel multiple unit fleets and diesel locomotive fleets.

  • Strategical analysis of the freight wagon market in Ukraine

    Customer: Leasing company

    In order to prepare the decision of an investor, SCI Verkehr analysed advantages as well as disadvantages of two main opportunities in the Ukrainian market: Selling a freight wagon fleet or, on the other hand, continuing operations of a leasing company. For this analysis, SCI Verkehr applies a tried and tested methodology for calculating market value of the fleet as well as a forecast for the perspective development of rail freight transport in Ukraine.

  • Market observation of short-distance passenger rail transport in Germany

    Customer: International leasing company

    On behalf of an international leasing company, SCI Verkehr created an overview of all short-distance passenger rail transport tenders in Germany between 2016 and 2025, which is updated regularly. Besides framework data of the tenders, the overview also includes relevant information about operated fleets, such as vehicle type and year of manufacture. The analysis is based on the SCI DATABASE where all short-distance passenger rail transport tenders in Germany are compiled systematically.

  • Continuous project monitoring rolling stock

    Customer: Worldwide industrial enterprise

    On behalf of a globally active industrial enterprise, SCI Verkehr analyses the current and expected future supply projects for rolling stock. The data form the basis for strategic planning of the business unit responsible for the rail sector.

  • Worldwide analysis of refurbishment of diesel locomotives

    Customer: Rail supplier

    On behalf of a rail supplier, SCI Verkehr prepares a market analysis of relevant refurbishment projects of diesel locomotives. A competitive analysis of DMU powerpacks is also included.

  • Global existing fleet and demand for buses

    Customer: Component supplier

    On behalf of a component supplier related to the railway and bus sector, SCI Verkehr analyses current and future stock of buses and their demand potential. Buses are classified into three types: city buses, intercity buses and coaches. Regional focus of the analysis lies on Europe, Russia, Japan as well on selected metropolises in Asia and the Middle East.

  • Brief analysis components market

    Customer: Globally established systems supplier

    On behalf of a systems supplier, SCI Verkehr prepared a short component analysis. For this purpose, a brief overview of global standards, demand, market volumes and competition was compiled.

  • Worldwide demand analysis passenger vehicles

    Customer: Interior components supplier

    SCI Verkehr supports business planning of an interior supplier with detailed facts and figures on the worldwide demand for vehicles. In the process, current and future procurement projects are analysed.

  • The European leasing market for freight wagons

    Customer: European freight wagon leasing company

    On behalf of a big European leasing company, SCI Verkehr examined the European market for freight wagons with special focus on the leasing segment. Based on the three pillars- market analysis, competition assessment and survey of the demand side, various options were examined and assessed.

  • Analysis of components of metro vehicles in China

    Customer: Asian industrial association

    On behalf of an Asian industrial association, SCI Verkehr examines the market for drive components as well as braking systems for metro vehicles in China.

  • Market and competitive analysis of a rolling stock component

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the market segment of a rolling stock component. In the process, market size and development as well as the competitive situation are examined in detail.

  • Development and maintenance of a global project monitoring tool

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a manufacturer of railway vehicle components, SCI Verkehr developed a project monitoring tool, which is continuously maintained. Data and facts significant to success and decision-making were illustrated by means of this monitoring. The customer received information on relevant vehicle projects and can initiate necessary product developments in a timely manner. Current results are retrievable in a customer-specific internet platform at any time.

  • Product analysis electric rolling stock components

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a leading rolling stock component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for on-board energy systems. Relevant technical details of the components were summarised in a product matrix and evaluated for market analysis.

  • Market figures rolling stock and deliveries until 2022

    Customer: Corporation

    On behalf of a technology corporation, SCI Verkehr compiles market figures of stock and deliveries of railway vehicles worldwide. A market outlook until 2022 is also provided, along with an analysis of fleet development in different vehicle segments.

  • Market study freight wagon leasing for a Commercial Due Diligence

    Customer: Infrastructure fund

    On behalf of an investment company, SCI Verkehr compiled a market study on freight wagon leasing in Europe. This study will be used as basis for an investment decision in an upcoming due diligence process. Besides a market overview, an extensive demand and supply analysis is presented. Market competition and development of specific indicators for leasing companies, such as risks and utilization rates, are also analysed.

  • Market data after-sales

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    In the context of an antitrust investigation, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for after-sales of rolling stock in selected European markets. As a result, the market volume of the passenger and rail freight market was derived.

  • Analysis of selected after-sales markets

    Customer: International maintenance company

    On behalf of a leading provider of maintenance and repair services, SCI Verkehr examines the after-sales market for locomotives in selected countries. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analyses the current market volume, its development as well as the competitive situation in the respective markets. The objective is to identify potential markets for further internationalisation of the company.

  • Valuation of earnings, costs and risks of ETCS installation

    Customer: Leasing company

    A leasing company examines equipping multisystem locomotives with ETCS. SCI Verkehr prepares a basis for decision-making by means of valuating earnings, costs and risks as well as an independent assessment of the estimated costs for rebuilding.

  • Market shares freight wagon manufacturers Australia

    Customer: International manufacturer of rail freight wagon components

    On behalf of an internationally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr analysed the development of market shares of manufacturers, active in the Australian freight wagon market in the past years.

  • Determining future demand in locomotives for strategic planning

    Customer: European Locomotive Lessor

    SCI Verkehr prepares a demand analysis for locomotives for the next ten years as basis for strategic planning of a leading leasing company. The project entails a detailed demand analysis as well as an analysis of specific criteria relevant to deciding whether to buy or to lease.

  • Price overview low floor trams in Western Europe

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr develops a price overview for low floor trams and their main components in Western Europe.

  • Data delivery European freight wagon market

    Customer: International investor

    SCI Verkehr supplies data on transport services, stock and rolling stock deliveries in Europe for analysing the European freight wagon market in anticipation of a strategic investment decision.

  • Supply of Market Data for Internal Strategy Processes

    Customer: International supplier company in the electrical industries

    On behalf of a leading company in the fields of energy and telecommunication equipment, SCI Verkehr produced a detailed market overview of data relevant to rolling stock and railway infrastructure in order to support the strategic market analysis across the group.

  • Market Volumes and Projects for Track Components in Selected Countries

    Customer: Consultancy

    SCI Verkehr provided standard forecast data on the market volumes for a selected track component in the period 2008-2015 (year-to-year and divided by transport mode as well as into renewal, maintenance, and new development/upgrade) globally as well as in selected key markets. Contents and methodology were explained during a one-hour conference call with the client.

  • Updating Logistics Competence Atlas for the Ruhr District

    Customer: Projekt Ruhr GmbH

    The Logistics Competence Atlas for the Ruhr district clearly presents all logistics competences in the field of logistics for the Ruhr district. The atlas compiled by SCI Verkehr was presented for the first time in the summer of 2004. In May 2005, SCI updated the atlas which is being used as an instrument for site marketing. Projekt Ruhr is thereby in a position to present possible investors with an updated overview concerning the logistics site North Rhine-Westphalia in events planned for 2005 (e.g. Munich Transport Logistics).

  • The German track construction market

    Customer: Private sector

    Pointing out the relevant track and overpass construction in the German market. Rough estimate of market development and volume.

  • German vehicle market

    Customer: System manufacturer/Railway industry

    Analysis of the structures and conditions of the German vehicle market, in particular with a view on regional vehicle and LRV segments. Development of a prognosis for market condition prospects. Elaboration of strategic references and recommended actions for the further development of the market.

  • Logistics Center Cologne/Bonn - location profile and competitive position

    Customer: Society for the promotion of economic development North-Rhine/Westphalia ltd. (GfW)

    The goal of the consulting activities is the development of a location profile for the logistics region of Cologne/Bonn. The investigation focuses on the possible unique selling points of the planned end-of-runway logistics park in Troisdorf Spich, and its positive effect on the entire region?s economy. The competitive position of such a logistics park and the potential target company will be evaluated with a small strategic analysis of selected competing regions

  • Conceptional Revision of a Logistics Trade Fair

    Customer: Organiser of fair

    SCI Verkehr was commissioned to assess the concept of a logistics trade fair in Hamburg, which has already taken place several times. Market and target group potential was examined and possibilities and development potentials as well as deficits were presented. Furthermore, recommendations for further action were developed for the event organiser. A precise target group analysis was essential for the clients in order to determine the basic number of potential exhibitors and/or participants and thereby to derive the realistic potential for the trade fair.

  • Potential of a bid for services in the light rail infrastructure sector

    Customer: Medium-sized rail industry company in North Rhine-Westphalia

    For the purpose of identifying the market potential for services in the light rail infrastructure sector, SCI Verkehr asked railway experts and selected transport companies regarding the development of maintenance and repair for light rail systems. SCI Verkehr mapped the current situation and trends and examined approaches for expanding a medium-sized railway engineering company?s area of business.

  • Analysis of the market potential for the maintenance of railway vehicles and extension of the performance profile with railway vehicles in the TI Works of an Operator

    Customer: Operator

    Market analysis of heavy maintenance; investigation in the field of transportation companies, rail vehicle industry, city railways and trams, connection of operational and heavy maintenance, other European countries.

  • Evaluation of the market perspectives for a cargo vehicle maintenance facility

    Customer: Private vehicle rental service

    The study takes stock of the services provided by a cargo vehicle maintenance facility. It also analyses the competition between maintenance facilities and estimates the further development of the maintenance market for cargo vehicles.

  • Market information for the maintenance of rail wheels in Germany

    Customer: Rail vehicle maintenance company

    The study contains information about the number of the rail-mounted vehicles being used in Germany, including the number of axels and maintenance cycles. It also includes an estimate of current price and cost levels for rail wheels in Germany.

  • Evaluation of market prospects for a vehicle repair facility

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    Market analysis for maintenance services to cargo vehicles. The competition of a repair facility was examined and its strengths and weaknesses were determined. Concrete recommendations will be made on how to improve performance and increase the number of orders.

  • Market Study: Maintenance of Rail-mounted Vehicles

    Customer: North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry for Economics, Energy and Transport

    Publisher: Landesinitiative Bahntechnik North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Systematic analysis and development of business areas for the strategic development of a rail engineering company

    Customer: Rail engineering company

    Market analysis, market entry obstacles, technical and economic prerequisites, profitability analysis and implementation concepts for different business areas within the company.

  • Development of the purchasing market of diesel-driven motor coaches

    Customer: Component Manufacturer

    Within the scope of a market analysis the diesel-driven motor coach markets were examined worldwide, the current situation of diesel-driven motor coach procurement is described in detail, and future procurement potentials until year 2010 are appraised.

  • Workshop: Market and competition analysis for railway infrastructure maintenance

    Customer: Service company

    Starting points for target-oriented service marketing in the field of railway infrastructure maintenance and repair were developed in a workshop together with the client. As a basis for this, a market and competition analysis was carried out in which general cost reduction requirements were identified.

  • Ascertainment of short-, medium, and long-term building projects of railway traffic and infrastructure enterprises in Germany

    Customer: Building company

    Preparation of a sales promotional market study for ascertainment of short-, medium, and long-term building projects of railway traffic and infrastructure enterprises with the exception of DB Netz AG in Germany. Evaluation of the most important trends, market volumes, and demand behaviour of NE railways.

  • 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.

  • Railway company standards

    Customer: Foundation

    The German railway network can be used by all certified railway companies. Many companies within and outside of Germany frequently take advantage of this right. Railway safety may not represent the same level of priority for every user. The study investigates whether or not current guidelines are sufficient. More specifically, it looks at the degree to which set rules can ensure a high safety standard in light of the conditions in a liberalized market. The study should show that a high safety and quality standard can help prevent competitive disadvantages for EVU, thus helping preserve and sustain the system railway?s position in the transport market.

  • Logistics Park Spich/Troisdorf

    Customer: Society for the promotion of economic development

    The aim of the consulting activities is the development of a multi-industry target client analysis for a planned logistics park in North Rhine-Westphalia. The preparation of location marketing activities is also part of the goal. The main focus of our services is to develop market knowledge about the target industries. Relevant actors and potential companies within the identified industries will be ascertained. These will be primary contact persons for location marketing.

  • Study on alternatives in workshops and maintenance facilities

    Customer: Vehicle Owner

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

  • Synopsis on the German rail market

    Customer: Dutch public institution

    Background report on the German rail transport market featuring a general presentation of German rail industry structures and prospective large-scale infrastructure projects. The prospective development of the SPNV and the infrastructure market is particularly emphasized.

  • Logistics service provider?s location selection

    Customer: Mid-sized logistics service provider

    Consultation of a mid-sized logistics service provider on the selection of a new location in the Ruhr district. Evaluation of property and transport connections as well as creation of a purpose-serving railway. The appraisal will include a comparison of various modes of transportation. The final evaluation of the plan partially depends on whether or not the client has a possibility for state funding.

  • 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.

  • Fleet strategy for electric rolling stock for regional transport

    Customer: Financial services company

    In order to achieve lasting financing conditions for rolling stock and select a suitable fleet structure, a detailed knowledge of transport market development is necessary. SCI Verkehr analysed the German electrical regional engine market for a financial services company and determined the market requirements for a fair fleet strategy. Analyses of outstanding tenders, dominating company-related and infrastructural parameters, and the existing vehicle fleets marked the starting points.

  • Logistics Report NEW.S

    Customer: Social partner project NEW.S

    Compilation of a logistics report for the food industry in North Rhine-Westphalia. Analysis and weaknesses assessment of the logistics chains in the food industry. Compilation of measures for optimizing the supply chain ability of the sector and individual companies.

  • Market analysis of specialist logistics for track construction measures

    Customer: Track construction company

    Price and market analysis for new bids in specialist logistics for track construction measures in Europe.

  • Undertaking the 2nd Vossloh World Market Study: Market and investment volumes in railway technology in eastern and central Europe

    Customer: Vossloh AG

    Continuing the study: The world market for railway technology in November 2003, SCI Verkehr prepared an in-depth study of the central and eastern European markets for Vossloh AG. In addition to market volumes, the study also looks at the opportunities for public-private partnership in the railway sector.

  • Market analysis of track construction in Scandinavia

    Customer: Private sector

    Analysis of the market for track construction in Scandinavia and Finland with an identification of the track construction companies active in this region. Presentation of the major infrastructure projects which appear suitable for the long-term use of hired diggers in the region.

  • Rail infrastructure market in Poland

    Customer: Railway technology company

    Study of the rail infrastructure market in Poland with the emphasis on permanent way construction in the standard-gauge railway and urban transport sectors to determine the demand for services applying new technologies in the preparation of corporate investment decisions.

  • Analysis of the market for control command and signalling in Poland

    Customer: Industry

    As part of a study SCI Verkehr analyses the market for control command and signalling in Poland. This study compares and contrasts manufactures of components and systems, identifies product and price developments and maps the trends and differences in the procurement processes of PKP and other railway infrastructure companies.

  • Rail industry in Poland

    Customer: Rail engineering company

    Market investigation of electrical equipment for rail-mounted vehicles in Poland. The investigation contains an analysis of the current vehicle status: procurement and modernization, and a description of present and future levels of electrical equipment. In addition, important competitors and cooperation partners are evaluated.

  • Presentation on ?World Market for Railway Technology?

    Customer: Private sector

    Presentation of current developments and market volumes/market forecasts in the global market for railway technology based on a study compiled on behalf of Vossloh AG entitled ?The Worldwide Market for Railway Technology?, which was then published at a specialist event.

  • Creation of the 3rd Vossloh world market study: Development of the railway engineering market in Asia

    Customer: Vossloh AG

    In a continuation of the study ?The World Market for Railway Engineering? of November 2003, SCI Verkehr compiled an in-depth analysis of the Asian market on behalf of Vossloh AG. This included an examination of market volumes as well as the structure and development of the Asian railway industry.

  • Market study of global fleet developments in railway vehicles

    Customer: Industry

    On instruction from a European component supplier, SCI Verkehr studies the size and development of railway vehicle fleets at a global scale. Statistical data is grouped by regional markets. The future sales volume over a forecast period of 5 years is discussed separately for each of the following segments: locomotives, motor coaches, high-speed trains, LightRailVehicles, metros and passenger coaches. As a result, the industrial company for which the study is made can rely on concrete information concerning the potential sales volumes by market regions and vehicle segment.

  • Analysis of private wagon owners

    Customer: Freight wagons leasing company

    Within the scope of the project SCI Verkehr is analysing the market for private wagon owners in selected European countries.

  • Benchmark analysis for product and competition performance of multiple units

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr has collected data concerning customer satisfaction and customers? requirements of railway companies regarding the supply of passenger coaches in several countries. The results portray an analysis of the weaknesses and strengths of individual manufacturers of regional and long-distance trains, which provides information on the optimisation potential of products (LCC, fittings, etc.) as well distribution and after sales services.

  • Market analysis of wheelsets and related components in Germany

    Customer: Industry

    SCI Verkehr GmbH analysed all German vehicle owners? current vehicle inventories and their demand for wheelsets. The study?s second main focus was on a detailed survey of mamagement structures and strategies in the procurement of wheelsets with special emphasis on the principal German rail vehicle owners.

  • Market and competition analysis ? ticketing systems in Italy

    Customer: Medium-sized railway industry

    Within the framework of top-down research, a basic market and competition analysis of the Italian ticketing market is to be carried out. Of prime importance here are a compressed data and stock analysis as well as a short assessment of specific market-access conditions.

  • Marketability of new strategies for vehicle construction

    Customer: Industrial company

    Despite all hopes for vehicle standardisation, light rail vehicles and trams are still being procured in small lot sizes and to individual specifications. The classic manufacturing concepts are often insufficient for this. The project involves assessing the marketability of a new vehicle construction strategy through systematic analysis of the customer requirements and concepts by means of a multi-stage survey. SCI Verkehr is deriving from this the chances and risks of such a business model, examining the structural and technical design of the vehicle concept using customer requirements and also evaluating the profitability. A suitable marketing strategy is derived from the results of these examination steps.

  • Ongoing market analysis of the European short-distance passenger transport market

    Customer: International Transportation Company

    The current dynamics and the future growth potential make the German short-distance passenger transport market particularly interesting for international transport companies as well. As part of an ongoing analysis, SCI Verkehr illustrates and presents the current developments, potentials and future tendencies in the German market for short-distance passenger transport services.

  • The world market for control command and signalling

    Customer: Industrial company

    The current market volumes and market structures for products and services in the field of control command and signalling were analysed and compared for the various market regions of the world and the current market shares of established and other manufacturers were estimated per market region.

  • Analyse of the timber economy

    Customer: Port Company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the potential target market of the timber economy on behalf of a German port company. In addition, a source-drain view between the acquisition of raw wood material and the timber transformation industry was developed. The result was an overview of the location and transportation structure of the timber economy as well as a card index of potential clients for the assigning port company.

  • Preliminary evaluation of a KV trans-shipping terminal

    Customer: North German municipality

    A municipality in Northern Germany has decided to develop a trans-shipping facility for combined transport. Funding is needed to build the facility. SCI Verkehr advised the municipality and applied for a preliminary location evaluation in accordance to funding guidelines for trans-shipping facilities.The result is still pending.

  • Startegic market potential for vehicle manufacturers in the North Rhine-Westphalia regional vehicle market

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    The goal of the project is to analyse current infrastructural market changes for SPNV services. The importance of these changes for the vehicle market is part of this analysis, as is a prognosis for market volume prospects. Recommendations for strategic development actions on the vehicle market are also being compiled.

  • Market potential of double-decker wagons

    Customer: Leasing company

    Investigation for the potential use of double-decker wagons in selected central European countries. It includes an estimate of future needs and technical requirements for the exchange of wagons between countries.

  • Management consulting for the expansion of land-based transport activities

    Customer: Industry

    A supplier for rail vehicle interior equipment has requested that SCI Verkehr anaylse the state of its fleets as well as the development of the European rail vehicle market. European sales potential for interior equipment components is being determined in the process, both for new and older vehicles.

  • Management analysis of goods traffic operators in Poland

    Customer: Logistics company

    Management analysis of the present operator landscape in goods transport in Poland. Study of their transport activities, ownership structure and assets and their plans for the future. In addition, information is required on the rail-affiliated loaders' end and their trends and activities.

  • Assistance in opening up markets in Russia and Poland

    Customer: Western European locomotive manufacturer

    Analysis of the specific vehicle requirements of railway companies in industrial, plant and port rail transport in Russia and Poland. Ascertainment of their technical and operational needs, their industrial partnerships as well as potentials for development and capacity reserves. Identification of suitable target customers for a Western European vehicle manufacturer who intends to enter the Eastern European future markets.

  • Traffic-dependent service

    Customer: IT company

    The selection of a rapid urban railway system with capability for flexible operation requires in-depth knowledge of the general conditions of construction and operation of European transport companies. Therefore, on the request of a company from the telecommunications sector, SCI Verkehr undertook a study of rapid urban transport lines operated by European transport companies and rated their possible uses and potential for flexible operations management.

  • eLogistics Study

    Customer: eLogistics company network

    Compilation of a study regarding current developments and characteristics of eLogistics in Germany and Europe.

  • Development of a business model for a port train terminal

    Customer: Port company

    The project?s objective was to achieve a sustained increase in the turnover of a rail terminal in a German domestic port. To this end, SCI Verkehr (in co-operation with another management consultancy) worked out an implementation-oriented stepped concept. Principal components of the concept were the integration of the rail terminal in the port and logistics activities, an analysis of the market trends in rail freight transport (general cargo and wagon-load traffic) between 2000 and 2004 and the identification of suitable partners within the catchment area of the rail terminal. Based on the analysis, a modified business model and a concrete business plan for the years 2005-2010 was prepared.

  • German urban railway systems

    Customer: Private industry

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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.

  • Analysis of forthcoming railway purchases in Poland

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    Working for a vehicle maker, SCI Verkehr undertakes a study of the market for LightRail vehicles in Poland, in which the focus is on details of the present and future known tenders for the purchase of vehicles. Together with our subsidiary, SCI Polska, relevant decision-makers in the transport companies and the government bodies are interviewed to obtain information on the specification and financing of the vehicles and the time schedules of forthcoming tender invitations.

  • Analysis of the market for railway vehicles in China

    Customer: Industry

    Study of the Chinese market for railway vehicles. Under this project, which also involves local partners, the present stock of vehicles and known order volumes is tabulated and and based on this a forecast of the future purchasing behavior developed. The second focus of the project is a detailed analysis of the strategic approach of the Chinese railway industry, in particular, the makers of rail vehicles and mechanical components.

  • Goods wagon stock analysis

    Customer: Goods wagon lease company

    Study of private wagon owners in selected European countries.

  • Warehouse and customer profile analysis

    Customer: International logistics service provider

    On instruction from an international logistics service provider, SCI Verkehr is preparing a competitor's analysis of selected logistics service providers in terms of their warehousing, customer, contract and service structures. The purpose is to develop a customer-centered warehouse location database for Germany.

  • Extension of an intermodal transport transhipment terminal in a German domestic port

    Customer: Transhipment company

    The operator of a transhipment facility for intermodal transport in a German domestic port has seen considerable volume increases in its transport relationship with a regional company of the automobile industry. The operator wants to face this development with larger transport and warehousing capacities and therefore intends to introduce more efficient transhipment equipment and change the layout of the terminal areas. SCI Verkehr GmbH is creating an appropriate application for financial aid as per the German federal government?s guideline for intermodal transport, and is supporting the preliminary examination to clarify the question of location.

  • Analysis of Eastern European operator structures

    Customer: Private company

    An analysis of the current organisational structures of leading Eastern European rail operators in connection with the liberalisation of rail systems. The overview comprises the key data of the service profiles in freight and passenger transport as well as companies' most important fiscal and commercial figures. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr is carrying out a current product overview of the most important vehicle and infrastructure investments with the focus on existing financing activities and effects of cost targeting and rationalisation programmes.

  • Market situation for freight wagon maintenance

    Customer: Wagon construction company

    The project involves an estimation of the market development in the field of freight wagon maintenance. This is based on an analysis of the European competitors as well as their reaction to the changes in the market situation by means of surveys and Internet research. The results of the analysis are used to derive insights into the further development of the market for freight wagon maintenance and provide recommendations for possible extensions of the business divisions.

  • Demand analysis of the German short-distance passenger transport vehicle market 2016-2021

    Customer: Private sector

    SCI Verkehr is analysing the future German short-distance passenger vehicle market on the basis of publicised and planned tenders from local authorities in the period from 2016 to 2021. The study focuses on the presentation of the lines/partial networks to be competitively tendered in this period with a presentation of all relevant tender information as well as information about vehicles being operated at present or in the future, taking into consideration the age of the fleet of public and private operators.

  • Market analysis of the current inventory of rail vehicle seats and procurement forecast up to 2010

    Customer: Private sector

    On behalf of an international component supplier, SCI Verkehr is analysing the current total number of seats for rail vehicles in Europe, Asia and the CIS states including a development forecast up to 2010. This is regionally differentiated by individual markets and segments. The future sales volume was examined with a forecast horizon of 5 years for the following differentiated segments: DMUs and EMUs, high-speed trains and passenger coaches. The industrial company is provided with the resulting concrete statements regarding sales potentials by market region and vehicle segment.

  • Analysis of the markets for electrically powered ground vehicles

    Customer: Industrial company

    As a foundation for the strategic expansion of the company?s business activities, SCI Verkehr was asked to carry out a comprehensive market analysis of electrically powered civil and military vehicles in selected countries. A forecast of procurements in the following vehicle segments could be derived from this analysis: Buses, commercial vehicles and military and special-purpose vehicles such as skips, fire engines, port vehicles as well as agricultural and forestry vehicles.

  • Strategic resource planning for industry locomotives of the EL-2 series

    Customer: Consultancy company

    In order to derive sales potentials, SCI Verkehr carried out research into electric locomotives of the industrial locomotives formerly built in Hennigsdorf of the EL-2 series in Poland and Russia. The objective was to determine the number of locomotives of this series and its sub-designs that are still in operation, as well as the condition of the vehicles. For this purpose the current owners were identified and contacted and their strategic resource planning was ascertained with regard to the maintenance or refurbishment of the vehicles.

  • Market potentials and prospects for the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel

    Customer: Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

    On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, SCI Verkehr performed an analysis of the medium-term development of the rail transport market, in order to derive the prospects for the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel (KWK). For this purpose SCI Verkehr derived the potential market volume for climatic tests in the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel from the forecast of the future procurement volume of rail vehicles and analysed the competitive situation of other climatic test providers.

  • Regional business development

    Customer: Projekt Ruhr GmbH

    Within the scope of marketing fields of expertise for a leading German business region, the aim is to link together various fields of expertise (logistics and IT) in order to develop a settlement strategy. SCI Verkehr is adding to and amending an existing company database regarding logistics/IT and carrying out a target customer analysis in the field of logistics/IT companies. The result is a marketing strategy for the combined segment logistics/IT with concrete advice for proactively attracting possible investors.

  • Analysis of demand and customers? requirements in the locomotive market

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a locomotive manufacturer, the future demand for locomotives in Europe was analysed in terms of different power classes. In addition, discussions with customers and experts exposed the future requirements on locomotives in terms of technical fittings, financing, usage period, etc. The aim of the analysis was to align the manufacturer?s product portfolio, distribution activities and production structure for the future.

  • Potentials in maintenance

    Customer: Vehicle maintenance company

    The project is based on a detailed analysis of the market for vehicle maintenance in 23 European countries. It analyses competitors, manufacturers and owners of rail vehicles as well as their vehicle stocks, own maintenance possibilities and maintenance requirements. The project assesses market access for rail vehicle maintenance, estimates the further development of European maintenance markets and derives advice for opening up these markets.

  • Maintenance market

    Customer: Private sector

    A location database was developed in view of the amended railway legislation and competition between suppliers of rail vehicle maintenance services. A written final report presented all of the major changes and development trends in German maintenance capacities.

  • Analysis of demand and customers? requirements in the locomotive market

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a locomotive manufacturer, the future demand for locomotives in Europe was analysed in terms of different power classes. In addition, discussions with customers and experts exposed the future requirements on locomotives in terms of technical fittings, financing, usage period, etc. The aim of the analysis was to align the manufacturer?s product portfolio, distribution activities and production structure for the future.

  • Analysis of German maintenance market

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    Commissioned by a globally active industrial manufacturer, the maintenance capacity of the short-distance passenger transport market in Germany is analysed and assessed. In addition, existing and prospective market access conditions are evaluated. Recommendations for a successful strategic positioning as well as different courses of action for the company are also being compiled.

  • Market investigation for signalling in secondary areas

    Customer: Railway engineering industry

    Secondary areas (yard tracks, small marshalling yards etc.) exhibit a multitude of business forms and processes, which require sufficiently flexible business organisation. An adapted decentralised control command and signalling in slim line architecture is often superior to a centralised system. Infrastructure operators are generally showing great interest in this innovative business/infrastructure approach. In order to establish it successfully in the market for control command and signalling, SCI Verkehr GmbH firstly conducted a survey on a European and national level of those parties responsible for the development and financial examination of investment projects in control command and signalling regarding the involvement of innovative approaches in their activities. Thereafter SCI Verkehr GmbH ascertained key data and information regarding planned construction and refurbishment projects of port and industrial railways as the primary operators of secondary areas. It then analysed this information with regard to success in commencing business operations. Finally, SCI Verkehr GmbH supported the client when making subsequent contact to selected operators for the purpose of collecting more detailed information.

  • Analysis of potential target groups for sales of shunting locomotives

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    Commissioned by a locomotive manufacturer, potential purchasers were identified and listed for the acquisition of shunting locomotives in German-speaking countries. The compilation of potential purchasers includes their structural characteristics (number of employees, turnover) and the contact person for distribution, as well as an analysis of the current locomotive fleet (size of fleet, engine-power class used, type of drive systems used, age structure of the fleet).

  • Market chances in rail vehicle construction

    Customer: Manufacturer from the rail vehicle industry

    Assessment of the prospective market chances in European and German rail vehicle construction. Assessment of the general conditions and development drivers in the transport markets. Analysis of the current market volumes as well as prospects for development up to the year 2011. Assessment of potentials in the rail vehicle maintenance business. Preparing recommendations for action regarding the further utilisation and development of an individual site for a world market leader for rail vehicles.

  • Assessment of market potential for wheelset systems in Germany

    Customer: Manufacturer in rail vehicle industry ? rolling stock

    Assessment of market volumes which could be opened up and the competition situation in the German market for wheelsets. Analysis of current demand and customer and competitor evaluations. Assessment of the current market share of various manufacturers as well as prognoses of future demand for wheelset systems. Recommendations for strategic further development of service portfolio.

  • 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.

  • Study of the German railway market

    Customer: British Embassy Berlin

    The British Embassy is having a background study compiled which provides a general overview of the whole German railway market. As an expert in the European Railway economy sector, SCI Verkehr GmbH was asked to compile this market report. The basis for the report is an analysis of the legislative basic conditions for providing transport services, a presentation of important market players and German-based industrial companies and their range of production. The study also comprises a basic analysis of infrastructural conditions.

  • Market analysis of freight transport and logistics

    Customer: Freight wagon leasing company

    In this project, the flow of European goods from important companies in five selected sectors were analysed in terms of sources, destinations, volumes and types of goods. A customer analysis regarding the transport process and transport demands was also carried out. Prognoses concerning market developments in specific sectors of rail freight transport were then compiled and, on the basis of the flow of transport, new potential customers for railway transport were identified.

  • Analysis and forecast of the market for operating leasing of rolling stock in freight and regional rail transport

    Customer: International credit institute

    The market for rolling stock operating leasing has seen significant growth over the past years. Against this backdrop, SCI Verkehr analysed the demand for operating leasing for locomotives, multiple units and wagon trains in selected European countries. The forecast up to the year 2015 was performed within the context of railway-specific influencing factors such as transport development, fleet structure and procurement plans as well as the increasing importance of private railway companies as customers for operating leasing. These dynamics in rail freight transport are being driven by the opening up of the European railway network and associated short-term contracts. In regional rail transport as well, increasing competition for transport services and contract durations which are shorter than the life-cycle of a vehicle are leading to growing demand.

  • 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.

  • Analysis and forecast of the price level of multiple units in regional rail transport

    Customer: International credit institute

    Starting from an analysis of multiple unit procurements in regional rail transport, SCI Verkehr assessed the development of the price level of these vehicles up to the year 2020, taking into consideration relevant influencing factors. An analysis of all known transaction prices for multiple units in Western Europe served as a basis for identifying price cycles and price drivers. Building on this, SCI Verkehr performed a qualitative assessment of the price level development for multiple units in regional rail transport up to the year 2020, by identifying and analysing relevant drivers on the supply and demand side.

  • Market analysis of passenger coaches in long-distance transport

    Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

    Commissioned by a railway transport company, SCI Verkehr is analysing the global supply market for passenger coaches, in particular for high-speed transport. Forecasts are carried out regarding future acquisition demand and plans for new vehicles and refurbishment services, as well as a definition of manufacturers? market shares for passenger coaches. The analysis and assessment of passenger coaches used and available in the market are at the centre of this research, as are their manufacturers, in terms of operative-technical parameters.

  • Conception and implementation of two workshops "Optimisation in Logistics"

    Customer: NEW.S

    In 2004, SCI Verkehr developed a ?logistics report for the food industry in NRW? for the social partner project Nordrhein-Westfälische ErnährungsWirtschaft e.V. (NEW.S). This includes a number of optimisation approaches and recommendations for action, which reflects the complexity of the demands on logistics in the food industry. Since 2005, NEW.S and SCI Verkehr GmbH have been carrying out a series of workshops entitled ?Optimisation in Logistics? with company representatives in order to intensify the dialogue about these issues in the sector. For two further workshops in autumn 2006, SCI Verkehr is taking over the entire content preparation and management. This includes concept development, detailed planning, acquiring speakers and the presentation of the workshops.

  • Market analysis of railway vehicle manufacturers and maintenance providers

    Customer: Private sector

    The market for producing and maintaining railway vehicles is very heterogeneous in Europe. With the multitude of state, municipal and private providers of these services, it is difficult for the railway industry to obtain appropriate market information with regard to accessing client potential. On behalf of a leading component manufacturer in the railway vehicle industry, SCI Verkehr is therefore compiling an overview of important players and sites for manufacturing, refurbishing and maintaining railway vehicles of all important vehicle segments in Central Europe. The results of the project are also going to be used as the basis for a detailed client analysis.

  • Market development and forecast in passenger vehicle segment

    Customer: Subsystem supplier

    As a basis for expanding its business division "railway technology" an international subsystem supplier commissioned SCI Verkehr to provide an analysis and forecast of various market segments for passenger vehicles. We performed an analysis of procurements in recent years and a forecast of the market development until 2011. Furthermore, we outlined to the client the developments in individual vehicle segments and regionally specific characteristics.

  • Rolling stock list of orders

    Customer: Technology company

    Within the scope of a worldwide analysis of railway vehicle procurements, SCI Verkehr is compiling a continuous market overview of all transactions. This order list comprises Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the DMU and EMU vehicle segments as well as high-speed trains, passenger coaches, metro vehicles, light rail vehicles and trams. In addition to the number of vehicles, vehicle types, manufacturers, operators and delivery periods will also be illustrated.

  • Market figures as the basis for strategic company planning

    Customer: Globally active supplier

    As the basis for strategic planning, a globally active supplier in the railway technology sector commissioned SCI Verkehr to compile the relevant market figures for the most important sales regions. As well as a list of fleet stocks, we carried out an analysis of the procurements of recent years and a forecast of the market development until 2011 for the individual vehicle segments.

  • Market development of the demand for a type of a freight wagon

    Customer: Leasing company

    Against the background of growing rail freight transport in Europe, SCI Verkehr has analysed the demand trend for a special intermodal freight wagon type on behalf of a leasing company. To this end, a comprehensive market analysis was carried out. It was based on surveys of manufacturers, shipping companies and railway companies regarding market situation and an evaluation of statistical information. A requirement forecast was compiled. The chances of operating the wagon type were analysed for the next 10 years.

  • Human Expertise in the CCS Market

    Customer: Industrial company

    Research of specialists? contact details in terms of developing systems and components of control command and signalling technology with manufacturers, planning and construction companies, as well as infrastructure operators.

  • Algerian infrastructure market

    Customer: Industrial company

    Analysis and forecast of the market for railway infrastructure in Algeria: development of existing and future railway networks, projects and resulting market volumes, important contractors for planning and construction services which are active in the country, as well as their investments in infrastructure projects, estimations of awarding dates for supplying infrastructure systems and components.

  • Potential of the leasing business in the European rail transport market

    Customer: Asian conglomerate

    On behalf of an Asian conglomerate SCI Verkehr is analysing the development of the rail transport markets in Eastern and Western Europe. The project focuses on identifying market potential in the leasing business and developing a market-entry strategy.

  • LRV growth strategy

    Customer: Rail technology manufacturer

    On behalf of an internationally active manufacturer of vehicle components and systems SCI Verkehr analysed the structures, developments and potentials in the target markets China, Russia and Eastern Europe and derived a ?roadmap? for market entry.

  • Market analysis of fare management and dynamic passenger information

    Customer: Private sector

    Modern fare management and passenger information systems are becoming ever more important as a result of increasing competition between public transport operators, rising passenger demands and substitution pressure from individual transport. SCI Verkehr examined the technologies of the future as well as the future development and drivers of the market.

  • Market overview of shunting locomotives in Europe

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of an international rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of stocks, age structures and procurements in Western and Eastern Europe. We presented the procurements according to performance category and type of traction for the entire European market. The market analysis was rounded off with a manufacturer and customer overview.

  • Analysis of the European inventories of a type of freight wagon and the market structure

    Customer: Issuing house

    In this project SCI Verkehr analysed the European inventories of a type of freight wagon and their trends. Furthermore, we made a detailed analysis of the ownership structures. The study presents the important market participants (lessors and lessees), purchase and leasing prices, used wagon prices and usage durations for the wagons.

  • End of Runway Logistics - market targeting by suppliers

    Customer: Company for economic development

    In the future, air freight services will be provided more and more as complex logistical solutions within the scope of contracted logistics projects. For sites located near international airports this offers the opportunity for new settlements and therefore to generate new jobs. On behalf of a company for economic development SCI Verkehr GmbH is investigating the possibilities for bringing contracted logistics projects relating to air freight to the site. For the initial review of the situation SCI Verkehr carried out interviews with the leading providers of air freight services in Germany. From this review we will develop a strategy for the next steps for the company for economic development.

  • Analysis of stocks and demand for rolling stock in Eastern Europe and North Africa

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the markets for rolling stock in South-Eastern Europe and North Africa. Based on a survey of rolling stock and an analysis of relevant infrastructural characteristics, we performed a market analysis of procurement requirements in the next five years.

  • Technology benchmark and analysis of customer requirements for product development

    Customer: Industrial company

    For the purpose of supporting the development of a product in the railway technology industry SCI Verkehr performed an analysis of customer requirements as well as a technology benchmark. We investigated products with similar functions from the leading markets for railway technology such as Europe, Russia, China, India and Japan, and identified innovative solutions from other technological sectors (defence technology, shipbuilding, aerospace, bridge construction, etc.), which could be adapted for railway technology.

  • Study of the Spanish and Portuguese freight wagon market

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed and evaluated the market regions of Spain and Portugal with regard to the market players, the infrastructural conditions and freight wagon stocks. We provided a forecast of the expected market development and estimated and evaluated market entry possibilities.

  • Demand analysis for freight wagons

    Customer: Rail freight transport operator

    On behalf of a European railway operator, SCI Verkehr compiled a comparison of freight wagon procurements in recent years and planned procurements with the future market demand for wagons. For this purpose we selected a number of wagon types. For these wagon types we assessed whether or not the current orders suffice to cover the market demand in Europe or whether additional orders will be necessary.

  • Analysis of logistics sites focusing particularly on rail connections

    Customer: Company for economic development

    Sidings and direct railway connections have played virtually no role at all when marketing sites over the past years. With the rising problems for road freight transport (traffic jams, transport capacity bottlenecks), logistical concepts making use of the railways are becoming ever more interesting for the freight shipping industry. On behalf of a transregional company for economic development SCI Verkehr is examining three former industrial sites with regard to their logistical suitability, taking into particular consideration the tracks existing at the sites. The result of the study is a marketing concept focusing specifically on those companies with a tendency to transport goods by rail.

  • Analysis of the market situation and future development of container carrier wagons

    Customer: Leasing company

    For the expansion of its own rolling stock portfolio, a leasing company required an analysis of the fleets and development of container carrier wagons. For the European market the wagon fleets are broken down by owner and age structure. The future demand for these wagons was derived using the transport development in this specific transport segment and other market data. The study determined the rental prices and rental conditions standard in the market for which the wagons could be offered. It also provided a recommendation for the structure of the leasing company?s portfolio.

  • Portfolio assessment of global wheel set market and identification of market entry options

    Customer: International rolling stock manufacturer

    Within the scope of a portfolio assessment, SCI Verkehr analysed the strategic and financial attractiveness of the global market for wheel sets. For this purpose we carried out a trend forecast of the future demand as well as a comprehensive competition analysis. In coordination with the industrial client, we presented and evaluated the potential for entering the market. The financial contribution of the sector to the company?s value was analysed using concrete opportunities.

  • Market Analysis for Shunting Locomotives of Powers up to 2,000kW in Central Europe

    Customer: Midsized vehicle manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr has developed the foundations for making decisions regarding future product portfolio orientation of a midsized German manufacturer of shunting locomotives. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr has analysed the procurement demand from industrial, non-federal and port railways in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Low Countries up to 2018. To determine the procurement demand SCI Verkehr verified and built upon the market information contained within its database using interviews with potential clients.

  • Analysis of the development of market shares among manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives

    Customer: Locomotive manufacturer

    On behalf of an international locomotive manufacturer, SCI Verkehr assessed the global market for diesel-electric locomotives. We analysed the market shares of the individual manufacturers by country and year. In this analysis SCI Verkehr focused particularly on presenting the market shares over the last 20 years.

  • Analysis and forecast of price development for passenger vehicles in Europe

    Customer: International leasing company

    On behalf of an international leasing company, SCI Verkehr identified, evaluated and verified by means of expert interviews the key factors (especially the manufacturer landscape) influencing the development of the price of rail passenger vehicles. We then forecast the price development for the period 2008?2012 and derived scenarios for the period 2012?2017. Using the results, SCI was able to provide the client with relevant recommendations for future action.

  • Assistance in realising a pilot project in the field of electronic ticketing

    Customer: Midsized railway technology company

    Our client had developed an innovative system for electronic fare management, which it wished to have tested in practice. In addition, the acceptance of the company was necessary as well as funding. SCI Verkehr took part in the project and assisted the client in quickly satisfying the necessary requirements for using the system in commercial operation.

  • In-depth analysis of suitability of a site with regard to industry structure

    Customer: Company for economic development

    SCI Verkehr investigated a former industrial site?s suitability as a logistics site. In order to support the political and planning discussion concerning this site, SCI Verkehr compiled settlement scenarios for the various industries in which ideal types of logistics centres were modelled for the respective industries. The parameters of the models were the size of the plant, lorry transport, car transport and the number of workplaces. In addition, on the basis of the scenarios, constraints in the surrounding transport network were identified and a proposal made for optimising access to the site.

  • 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.

  • Identifying attractive railway markets for sustainable international growth strategy

    Customer: International manufacturer of components and subsystems

    On behalf of an international manufacturer of components and subsystems, SCI defined and identified suitable target markets and presented the results in the form of a key-note speech within the scope of a management meeting. The meeting served as a workshop in which ideas and opportunities were discussed, in order to derive and define a sustainable international growth strategy.

  • Monitoring of projects, competitors and drivers of the worldwide rolling stock market

    Customer: International rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr researched and analysed current and future projects and drivers as well as the development of central competitors. For the client this information represented a crucial platform for planning its sales activities.

  • Market and leasing rate forecast within the scope of the acquisition of a leasing company

    Customer: Financial investor

    To support an acquisition by a large European leasing company, SCI Verkehr forecast the future development of the leasing market in Europe and the leasing rates to be expected. The individual assets were evaluated with regard to their future positioning in the market. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr carried out a forecast of the general market development and competitive situation for rolling stock leasing in Europe. Using the tried-and-tested market and leasing rate forecasts from SCI Verkehr, the investor was able to estimate the portfolio of the leasing company and thus key elements of the target?s market value.

  • Market analysis of Indian wheel set market

    Customer: European wheel set manufacturer

    The aim of the project was a brief analysis of the current and future dynamics in the Indian wheel set market. In addition to a volume assessment, SCI Verkehr also illustrated the value creation and supply structures as well as the competitive conditions. On this basis, the potential for a market entry strategy was worked out.

  • Capacities of European freight wagon manufacturers

    Customer: Freight wagon rental company

    This project analysed how the capacities of European freight wagon manufacturers will change in the years 2008 to 2010. It presented a comparison of European capacities and the current order situation for freight wagons.

  • Market volume and profitability in the component business for rail vehicles

    Customer: International industrial group

    SCI Verkehr investigated in behalf of a global operating industry concern the market for selected components for rail vehicles. Thereby the potential in the OEM as well as in the After Sales market was observed and differentiated into regions and vehicle segments. For a potential market entry of the client in the component business there was also investigated the profitability of particular business areas in the present competitive situation.

  • Market analysis on interlocking technology

    Customer: US company

    On behalf of a US company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for interlocking technology in Europe, North America and Asia. The market potential and the accessible market were determined for the years 2008?2013. The analysis was complemented by a presentation of the manufacturing landscapes and key products in the field of control command and signalling.

  • Freight transport study

    Customer: Leasing company

    This study compiled up-to-date figures, trends and forecasts of the development of the structure and scope of intermodal loading units in European freight transport. From this, the demand for special types of freight wagon was derived and recommendations for procurements made.

  • Production capacities in Europe and their utilisation concerning rail vehicles in passenger transport

    Customer: International operator

    SCI Verkehr analysed manufacturing capacities in Europe concerning rail vehicles in passenger transport on behalf of an international operator. Based on a specific analysis of future projects/project volumes as well as an evaluation of contract development, the degree of manufacturer utilisation was derived. Finally, the operator was provided with an overview of the current price level in the vehicle segment including a forecast of its future development.

  • Evaluation of diesel locomotive manufacturers and their products

    Customer: Industrial company

    In the run-up to a public tender for a fleet of new diesel locomotives, SCI Verkehr carried out a market screening of potential suppliers. These were evaluated with regard to their reputation and ability to deliver as well as the functionality and quality of their products.

  • Market analysis of the European railway market

    Customer: International financing company

    In order to develop a strategy process for an international financing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the present and future of the European railway market. This extensive study focused on identifying demand potential for vehicle financing and rolling stock leasing in rail passenger and freight transport in the leading European markets. The report additionally includes up-to-date market information about transport markets, important transport and leasing companies and the vehicle industry.

  • Partner and customer analysis to generate sustainable growth

    Customer: International subsystems supplier

    On behalf of an international subsystems supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the supplier and value creation structures in the market for rail vehicles and trolley buses. To evaluate the market SCI Verkehr carried out interviews with selected rolling stock manufacturers and subsystems suppliers. A detailed report about market intelligence and business development was compiled for the client, enabling them to position themselves in the future market environment by approaching customers early on and implementing customer loyalty measures.

  • Analysis of the worldwide market for freight wagons

    Customer: International consultancy company

    For an analysis of international rail freight transport in leading global markets, SCI Verkehr analysed the fleets and procurements of freight wagons. The forecast, differentiated by types of freight wagon, provides the client with an outlook of the likely development of demand for freight wagons and their fleets in 2012.

  • Evaluation of volumes and trends in the worldwide wheel set markets

    Customer: Credit and financial institute

    SCI Verkehr analysed the volumes, competitive structures and trends in the worldwide markets for forged railway wheels on behalf of an internationally active credit and financial institute.

  • World market study for a component manufacturer on the size and development of rolling stock fleets

    Customer: International industrial company

    Within the scope of a market study for a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the size and development of the rolling stock fleet worldwide. A differentiation was made by regional markets and vehicle segments. The future sales volume was examined with a forecast horizon of five years for the following differentiated segments: high-speed trains, EMUs, DMUs, passenger coaches, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, light rail vehicles and metro systems. The industrial company is provided with the resulting concrete statements regarding sales potentials by market region and vehicle segment.

  • Analysis and forecast of market potential of an innovative product for track systems

    Customer: Company from the chemicals industry

    In cooperation between a manufacturer of chemical products and a construction company, an innovative medium was developed which significantly reduces maintenance expenditure for conventional ballast tracks and considerably improves noise insulation and vibration damping. Having delivered positive results in laboratory tests and main line trials, the manufacturer is now venturing a large-scale marketing of the product. SCI Verkehr provided specific information on suitable line networks and upcoming infrastructure projects, reviewed the technical and economical advantages and disadvantages of the solutions available in the market for vibration reduction on and in tracks and investigated the market structures and relationships between the players involved in the event that the product is marketed in various countries.

  • Analysis of the African market for diesel locomotives

    Customer: Globally active locomotive manufacturer

    For the strategic planning of a locomotive manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the deliveries of diesel locomotives in Africa and the Middle East over the last 20 years. The SCI rolling stock database was used for processing. The analysis focused on a detailed look at the technical characteristics and performance parameters of the vehicles.

  • Analysis and forecast of the worldwide market for wheelsets to assist an investment decision

    Customer: Wheelset manufacturer

    The aim of the project is an independent analysis of the current situation and future development of the worldwide market for forged and cast wheels. The analysis assists the client in making a decision concerning whether or not to invest in additional production capacities. As a basis, the study takes in particular the market conditions in Europe and Asia and a long-term forecast up to the year 2023. In addition to this there is an analysis of the current and future production costs as well as achievable market prices.

  • Market potential analysis for innovative braking systems

    Customer: Railway industry supplier

    SCI Verkehr investigated the market acceptance and market potential of a possible product innovation for two railway supply companies, which were planning a joint investment in developing high-quality components. As well as the additional potential achievable from the production innovation, the analysis took into consideration the risk of sunk costs as a result of uncertainty about the further market development and market success of the product.

  • Market study of production sites

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    In this market study SCI Verkehr researched the production sites of suppliers of components for rolling stock. We made statements concerning the vertical integration of individual manufacturers and highlighted the trends in production relocation. We researched key technical data concerning engines and gears.

  • Forecast data on rolling stock deliveries for strategic planning

    Customer: International industrial group

    For the strategic planning by an industrial group, SCI Verkehr analysed the delivery figures of rolling stock, differentiated by vehicle types and regions.

  • Worldwide survey of rolling stock manufacturers and their production by region and vehicle segment

    Customer: International industrial company

    For an international manufacturer of process materials, SCI Verkehr analysed the production of renowned rolling stock manufacturers in 2007. The study differentiated between regional markets and the vehicle segments locomotives, high-speed trains, multiple units, metro vehicles, light rail vehicles, passenger coaches and freight wagons. The industrial company is provided with the resulting concrete statements regarding sales figures grouped by world market region and vehicle segment. The SCI database and Multi Client Studies were used in particular in compiling this study.

  • Supporting a terminal operator in its appeal against the rejection of an application for funding

    Customer: Terminal operator

    An application for funding by a midsized intermodal terminal operator was rejected by the authorisation authority responsible. SCI Verkehr advised the client on all important aspects of the upcoming appeal proceedings and prepared the reasoning for the appeal. Furthermore, in order to develop a strategy with optimum chances of success, SCI Verkehr gathered additional information on the chances of success of the proceedings and on the optimum course of action by means of background discussions in political circles.

  • Market data on rolling stock in China

    Customer: International industrial company

    A component supplier in the rolling stock industry is planning to expand activities to China. In the first stage SCI Verkehr provides the current market volumes for rolling stock as well as a forecast up to 2013. The analysis is complemented by a brief presentation of Chinese rolling stock manufacturers.

  • Market analysis for rolling stock

    Customer: Financial investor

    In this project SCI Verkehr analysed stocks, age structures and ownership structures for various types of rolling stock and presented these in the form of diagrams. The focus of the study was on freight wagons. Furthermore, we performed a more detailed analysis of passenger coaches, locomotives and metro vehicles. The study includes a list of important procurement and refurbishment projects and a description of expenditure in the fields of maintenance and refurbishment for defined time intervals.

  • Market analysis of maintenance capacities in Germany

    Customer: DB Regio AG

    In 2003 and 2006 SCI Verkehr analysed the German market for rolling stock maintenance on behalf of DB AG. Building upon this, SCI Verkehr is now updating its database of alternative providers of maintenance services and operators of train repair facilities. In addition, this time SCI Verkehr analyses information about the existence and quality of usage conditions and maintenance plans. In a brief analysis, the potential for railway companies outside of DB group to build plants and workshops of their own is presented.

  • Logistical site expertise for an administrative district

    Customer: Economic development agency

    For the purpose of establishing expertise as a basis for site marketing in the logistics sector, data and facts on the site were collected and processed and competitive analyses were carried out with other regions. In addition to information already known, SCI Verkehr processed the average transport prices for six selected example routes and verified these in discussions with local logistics companies. The further processing of statistical indicators such as the labour market/skilled personnel, structure of the distribution of commercial industry in the administrative district, existing networks and procurement markets for industry and trade ultimately led to a derivation of the logistical marketing strategy.

  • Analysis of freight wagon fleets of selected owners

    Customer: Freight wagon rental company

    In this project, SCI Verkehr analyses the freight wagon portfolios of selected owners. This is necessary as the client as a freight wagon rental company has to react proactively to market changes and therefore requires extensive knowledge about the freight wagon fleets in the regions in which it operates.

  • Market analysis of passenger vehicles in Poland and the CIS states

    Customer: Railway supply industry

    On behalf of a leading component producer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for passenger vehicles in Poland the CIS. With the aid of the SCI railway technology database and responsible experts, vehicle fleets, current market volumes and market shares were analysed as well as future demand for passenger vehicles. The potential analysis was used by the client to make a strategic decision regarding continued serving of the market region.

  • Input presentation on strategic development potential

    Customer: European rolling stock manufacturer

    The client successfully operates in the European rolling stock construction segment and requires professional input on issues of global market and competition development within the scope of its annual strategy workshop with management and the supervisory committee. The focus is on the potential in the US market. SCI Verkehr compiled a presentation which represents the basis of the strategic discussion as a source of facts and motivation.

  • The Worldwide Market for Railway Electrification 2009 - 2014

    Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

    The Multi Client Study "The Worldwide Market for Railway Electrification 2009 - 2014" analyses and provides a forecast of the markets for catenary systems and traction power equipment. The central drivers of development are presented and analysed with their current and prospective influence. The study focuses on the new development and upgrade projects worldwide as well as the demand from network operators for maintenance and renewal. The global and regional market leaders in the individual product segments are identified and portrayed in clearly arranged fact sheets showing the facts and figures relating to their company and business activities as well as organisational and strategic information. SCI Verkehr determines the current regional and global market shares in the product segments in question and assesses the future development in the market. In addition to the eight world market regions, 20 leading markets are presented in more detail.

  • The Worldwide Market for Rail Freight Transport and its Operators

    Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

    Based on current developments, SCI Verkehr is analysing the worldwide market for rail freight transport, with a particularly in-depth look at rail freight transport operators. The study is an entirely new edition and extension of the study "Rail Freight Transport Market in Europe 2007-2015", which was published in 2007. The aim of this study is to provide manufacturers, suppliers, transport operators and leasing companies with information relevant for making decisions about the market for rail freight transport in a compact form. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analyses the turnovers, transport services, transport volumes and main transported goods as well as the market conditions and market developments.

  • The Market for Rail Technology in Asia

    Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

    SCI Verkehr is conducting an analysis of the structure and development of the railway technology markets in the Asian region, taking into consideration transport policy factors. The study includes an overview of all product segments in the railway technology market, subdivided into railway infrastructure, systems technology and rolling stock. The study presents the current developments and trends in the Asian railway market as well as concrete information on all stocks, drivers of development, procurements and market volumes in OEM business and the after-sales sector. There are separate analyses of the leading markets China, India, Japan and South Korea. The presentation is rounded off with an evaluation of the leading providers and their market shares as well as an overview of upcoming projects.

  • MC Worldwide Railway Funding and Investment Budgets 2009-2014

    Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

    The volume, the availability and the realisation of financial budgets for investments and operation are among the most important drivers for the future development of global railway markets and the demand for railway-related products. In the Multi Client Study ?Worldwide Railway Funding and Investment Budgets 2009-2014?, SCI Verkehr analyses, systematises and validates the budgets of public and private transport and infrastructure companies as well as vehicle leasing companies. SCI Verkehr thus provides the infrastructure and vehicle industries with well-founded statements concerning one of the key drivers of future procurements in the passenger and freight transport segments as well as the light rail and metro segments.

  • The Railway Market in Russia 2009-2014

    Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

    For the second time since 2006, SCI Verkehr GmbH presents a comprehensive description of the Russian railway market. The study provides an in-depth description and assessment of the transport services, market volumes for vehicles and products, providers and their strategies and political and social environment. The study focuses in particular on the leasing market for rolling stock which is especially relevant for freight wagons in Russia.

  • MC Worldwide Markets for Track Systems 2009-2014

    Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

    For the first time, SCI Verkehr analysed and compiled a forecast of the worldwide markets for track systems. In eight market regions and for five product segments (rails, switches and crossings, sleepers and rail fastenings, slab tracks/ballastless track and other vehicle components), SCI Verkehr first of all assessed the general specifics of the products and characterised the structures of the markets in the individual market regions. Starting from general socio-economic, demographic and transport-related developments, the drivers were identified (globally and for the individual market regions) which have a significant influence on the development of markets for track systems. The global and regional market leaders in the individual product segments were identified and portrayed in clearly arranged fact sheets showing their company and business data as well as organisational and strategic information. SCI Verkehr determined their current shares in the national, regional and global markets for the product segments in question and assessed the future development in the market.

  • Monitoring of projects, competitors and drivers of the worldwide rolling stock market

    Customer: International rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr researched and analysed current and future projects and drivers as well as the development of central competitors. For the client, this information represented a crucial platform for planning its sales activities.

  • Presentation of volumes and dynamics in the world railway market

    Customer: Railway industry association in northern France

    Presentation of the current market volumes and main development trends in the worldwide market for railway-related products.

  • Research into the market for rolling stock components in selected countries in Eastern Europe and the CIS

    Customer: Component supplier

    On behalf of a leading component manufacturer in Europe, SCI Verkehr performed a competitor analysis in selected countries in Eastern Europe and the CIS. The analysis focused on local manufacturers with low production costs. The competitor analysis was complemented by an analysis of market potential.

  • Support in strategic repositioning in Germany

    Customer: Internationally active logistics group

    On behalf of an internationally active logistics company, SCI Verkehr surveyed various distribution locations with a view to the strategic repositioning of the company in Germany.

  • Cooperative logistics planning in the southern metropolitan area of Hamburg

    Customer: Association of north German administrative districts

    In the administrative districts of the southern metropolitan area of Hamburg, there is significant potential for the settlement of logistics-related businesses because of the proximity to the sea ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven. The administrative districts therefore wanted to develop recommendations for the development of business locations for the logistics sector in the southern metropolitan area of Hamburg together in the model project KOPLAS. Together with planning company Planquadrat Dortmund, SCI Verkehr developed recommendations for the regional authorities and construction planning authorities for the development of business locations for the logistics sector which are compatible with the geographical area. Starting from a demand analysis, SCI Verkehr identified the general and specific requirements of the logistics sector as well as regional planning on the locations and potential fields of conflict. From this, concrete recommendations were derived and usable guidelines compiled for settlements of this type. In this way, the districts concerned and the state of Lower Saxony as the provider of funding received a generally applicable instrument for future location planning in the logistics sector.

  • Further development and continuous updating of a worldwide monitoring tool for projects and competition for a component manufacturer in the rolling stock industry

    Customer: Manufacturer of rolling stock components

    For a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr compiled and is continuously updating a monitoring tool for markets and projects. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The assessment of the existing vehicle fleet enables potential to be tapped in the after-sales segment. The competitor analysis shows changes in the sector environment as well as the strategic activities of relevant players. This information forms the central basis for the client to plan their distribution activities. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Market analysis for diesel shunting locomotives

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a leasing company already active in the rolling stock industry, SCI Verkehr forecast the future development of the market for diesel shunting locomotives. A differentiation was made between the various power classes and types of drive.

  • Company and market research of railway markets in Italy and France

    Customer: Component manufacturer in railway technology sector

    To support the distribution activities of a leading manufacturer of electric components, SCI compiled an overview of the transport operators in Italy and France with information about transport services, fleets and contact addresses. This was complimented by a brief overview of the locations of the manufacturers and refurbishment and maintenance companies, as well as an overview of the current and planned rolling stock deliveries. The data was provided with the aid of the SCI railway technology database, in which all players in the sector, including their key figures and all railway assets (vehicles and infrastructure) worldwide are systematically recorded and continuously updated.

  • Valuation of a leasing company?s portfolio

    Customer: International credit institute

    As a consequence of the current financial and economic crisis, SCI Verkehr carried out a portfolio revaluation for a large leasing company for electric and diesel locomotives, multiple units and freight wagons. To do so, SCI Verkehr adapted an existing asset valuation to the current market situation and compiled a comprehensive accompanying market report. The results form the basis for the company?s future strategic direction.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of wheel set components for rolling stock

    For a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr created and is continuously updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Analysis of commuter rail tenders 2009?2015

    Customer: International consulting firm

    SCI Verkehr analysed the market for commuter rail services in Germany with the aid of the SCI railway technology database. The analysis of the commuter rail market forms the basis for a strategic management decision.

  • Analysis of the worldwide railway markets

    Customer: Cable manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr is supporting one of the world?s leading manufacturers of cables in compiling and continuously updating its strategic market analysis. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide vehicle and infrastructure markets based on a coordinated data structure.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of wheel sets and axles for rolling stock

    For a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr created and is continuously updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Market analysis "Prospects in the Worldwide Market for Rolling Stock"

    Customer: Internationally active component manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr analysed and assessed the current and prospective dynamics in the market regions and portfolio segments of a globally active component manufacturer. Within the scope of a management workshop, SCI Verkehr derived and defined the sustainable and international potential for growth and strategic options.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of doors and components for rolling stock

    For a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr created and is continuously updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • 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.

  • Capacities and utilisation rates of European locomotive and freight wagon producers

    Customer: International leasing company

    On behalf of an international leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the capacities and utilisation rates of selected manufacturers of locomotives and freight wagons in Europe. Taking into consideration the known procurement projects, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of the current and expected future utilisation rates at the relevant production sites. The study served as the basis for potential vehicle procurements and portfolio expansions in the future.

  • Forecast of freight wagon markets

    Customer: Component supplier

    For a major supplier to the railway sector, SCI Verkehr developed forecasts on the worldwide development of freight wagon markets for the company?s strategic planning purposes. The forecasts focused in particular on the various regional developments and the driving forces behind them, as well as the market shares of state and private players.

  • Analysis of market for vehicle construction and vehicle refurbishment in Germany

    Customer: Vehicle maintenance company

    To support the internal strategic planning of a vehicle maintenance company active across Europe, SCI Verkehr analysed the German market for vehicle construction and maintenance. The research served as the decision-making basis for the internal strategic process and identifying potential projects. The comprehensive results concerning vehicle fleets, refurbishment projects, commuter rail tenders, operators and active workshops were processed with the aid of the SCI railway technology database.

  • Analysis of market opportunities and product profiles of a successor company of the wagon construction companies in the new federal states

    Customer: Rail Technology manufacturer

    Examinations and market analysis, consultation of a railway technology company and the Saxonian federal government support for the company and restructuring concept. As a result, also consultation of the works council.

  • Entry of signalling systems form a railway technology company in the German market

    Customer: Rail Technology manufacturer

    Market and competition analysis, evaluation of market entry barriers and recommendation of an action strategy (has been implemented by SCI recommendation for the most part)

  • Prospects of coastal ships at the port location of Luebeck

    Customer:

    Investigation for the BBL and the LHG Luebeck

  • SPNV Market Analysis

    Customer: Vehicle Manufacturer

    A vehicle manufacturer?s works council requested that SCI Verkehr analyse current framework changes in the SPNV services market. The importance of these changes for the automobile market was predicted and a prognosis for market volume perspectives was made. SCI Verkehr will compile recommendations for the strategic development of the automotive market.

  • Market analysis for a track construction company

    Customer: Track construction company

    SCI Verkehr supported the Danish market entry of an expanding track construction company. Thanks to SCI?s knowledge of the country, market and certified railway companies, regionally and nationally active railway transport companies were determined for the client. This selection enabled the delivery of an evaluation and recommendation of possible certified railway companies. The construction work has since been finalized, to the full satisfaction of the contractor and client.

  • Investigation of workshops

    Customer: Private Sector

    Workshop capacity and performance for rail-mounted vehicles in Germany. Market and competition analysis in the maintenance segment, prospects for the development of a business area.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of rolling stock components

    For a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr created and is continuously updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Trends of the European passenger long-distance transport

    Customer: Representation of the transport companies? interest

    SCI Verkehr analysed the current structures in the core European markets for rail passenger transport as well as the medium-term and long-term megatrends. SCI Verkehr compiled detailed information on the relevant companies, their market shares and their economic development. As the main conclusion, SCI Verkehr identified possibilities for action to secure and improve the competiveness of German transport companies.

  • Market figures for strategic planning

    Customer: Industrial group

    SCI Verkehr has supplied market figures on the rail vehicle business segment for the strategic planning of a global industrial group. Divided into various vehicle segments, the analysis considers the annual delivery figures of the vehicle manufacturers differentiated by countries and regions both in terms of the past and in the coming five years.

  • Evaluation of the European market for bogies to assist a company acquisition

    Customer: International manufacturer of metal components for the construction, mechanical engineering and vehicle industry

    SCI Verkehr evaluated and analysed the European market for bogies on behalf of an international manufacturer of metal components for the construction, mechanical engineering and vehicle industry. The component manufacturer contracted SCI Verkehr to provide support in the acquisition of a European bogie manufacturer. The main focus of SCI Verkehr?s activities in this project was set on the evaluation of the future market opportunities for special bogies in cross-border transport.

  • Need for concrete sleepers and concrete poles in selected European countries

    Customer: German manufacturer of sleepers and poles

    In the context of current development, the client has good opportunities to extend its own self-constructed track and switch sleepers to other European countries and also intensify its business within these countries. SCI Verkehr has compiled a forecast concerning the demand for concrete track sleepers [in units], concrete switch sleepers

  • Market analysis for double-deck passenger coaches

    Customer: International railway company

    On behalf of an international transport company, SCI Verkehr has analysed the worldwide market for locomotive-hauled double-deck coaches and double-deck EMUs. Regarding vehicle concepts currently available in the market, we have compiled a product overview including all known projects, important technical data, geographical distribution and a comprehensive data annex.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of bogies

    For a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr created and is continuously updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time through a client-specific internet platform.

  • Analysis of passenger transport fleets

    Customer: U.S. Government Accountability Office

    On behalf of a North American administrative authority, SCI Verkehr has analysed the passenger transport fleets in various countries. For this purpose, we examined metro systems, tramway and light-rail systems as well as commuter and local rail systems in North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Analysis of the market and competitive situation for vehicle components

    Customer: Japanese systems supplier

    On behalf of an Asian systems supplier, SCI Verkehr has analysed the worldwide market for a specific vehicle component. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr considered the structure and development of the market, the current competitive situation and the existing supplier structures.

  • Distribution support regarding the identification of important customers to extend the maintenance business

    Customer: Eastern European manufacturing and maintenance company for freight wagons

    SCI Verkehr helps an Eastern European manufacturing and maintenance company for freight wagons to identify important customers. The aim of the company is the sustainable extension of its maintenance business. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analyses business structures, contacts and maintenance conditions of leading European freight transport operators.

  • Analysis of the Dutch passenger transport market

    Customer: International bank

    On behalf of an international bank, SCI Verkehr analysed the passenger transport market in the Netherlands. The analysis focused on the structures of the local rail transport market as well as on the identification of current and future tenders as well as the derivation of market potentials for financial services. The vehicle use on lines under concession as well as the estimation of possible national and international reutilisation were also taken into consideration.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Asian industrial company

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr created and is continuously updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Analysis of the procurement strategies of worldwide rail vehicle operators

    Customer: International consulting firm

    On behalf of an Asian consulting company, SCI Verkehr analysed the procurement strategies of the most important operators and owners of electrically powered rail vehicles worldwide. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analysed procurement in the last 25 years in these vehicle segments: locomotives, high-speed trains, multiple units, LRV and metro. The results were examined in more detail via an analysis of important current and future procurement projects by selected operators and the identification of procurement strategies.

  • Worldwide market development, passenger cars

    Customer: International technology company

    For a global technology company, SCI Verkehr analysed the current and future market development for passenger cars. The analysis focused on vehicle production by manufacturing country and systems manufacturer as well as an analysis of the future development of demand by 2015.

  • Price development for rail vehicles in Europe and North America

    Customer: International consulting company

    On behalf of an international strategy consulting company, SCI Verkehr analysed the price development of rail vehicles in Europe and North America. The analysis concentrated on the most important product families in various vehicle segments such as locomotives, multiple units, high-speed trains, passenger coaches and metro/LRV. In addition, SCI Verkehr analysed the future demand for new vehicles in Europe and North America on the basis of current and future procurement projects.

  • Procurement trend of rail vehicles in Europe

    Customer: International consulting firm

    On behalf of an international consulting firm, SCI Verkehr analysed the current vehicle value and future market for passenger coaches and locomotives up to the year 2014. The analysis was complemented by a list of the current distribution shares of leading European rail vehicle manufacturers.

  • Detailed analysis of the German local transport market

    Customer: International bank

    On behalf of an international bank, SCI Verkehr has compiled a market study about the German local transport market. The objective of the project was the assessment of the risk regarding the financing of local and regional multiple units in the event of a change of concession or an unforeseeable failure. For this purpose, the future development of tenders and current redeployments of multiple units have been analysed. This information influenced the market evaluation of the bank in terms of strategy and risk.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of wheel sets and axles for rolling stock

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of doors and components for rolling stock

    For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is updating a project monitoring tool monthly. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

  • Worldwide assessment of the most important contracts and concessions in passenger transport

    Customer: Worldwide assessment of the most important contracts and concessions in passenger transport

    On behalf of an Asian consulting company, SCI Verkehr analysed the most important contracts and concessions of passenger transport companies worldwide. In line with its objective, the past, current and future concessions in rail passenger transport, LRV and metro were analysed and evaluated. The results were examined in more detail by an analysis of essential key figures relating to the benchmark parameters of these concessions.

  • Competitors€˜ report railway 2017

    Customer: Transport industry association

    On behalf of the association of rail freight operators "Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen", SCI Verkehr analysed the rail freight market in Germany. The results of the analysis were used for preparing the competitors 'report railway 2017. Besides classic performance parameters, support focussed on essential current market developments and trends regarding intermodal competition norms and production advantages of individual modes of transport as well as on political framework conditions.

  • Industrial campaign regional transport

    Customer: Transport company regional rail transport

    In the context of an industrial campaign for regional rail transport, SCI Verkehr compiled interesting figures, data and facts on regional rail transport in a particular federal state in Germany. For this purpose, key figures of locally active companies, operation and infrastructure were prepared. Moreover, SCI Verkehr analysed effects of regional rail transport on economy and employment in that federal state.

  • Tenders in the German regional rail transport and LRV market

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of an international rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr conducts an analysis of expected tenders in the German regional rail transport and LRV market. It is aimed at assessing potentials in the German market.

  • Vehicle and wheel markets worldwide

    Customer: Established wheel set manufacturer

    On behalf of an established wheelset manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide market for rail wheels. In detail, the current demand for rolling stock of individual countries is combined with long-term indicators, such as transport performance. From this, current and future demand for rail wheels of various types and in various world regions are derived.

  • Global existing fleet and demand for passenger vehicles

    Customer: Component supplier

    On behalf of a component supplier related to the railway and bus sector, SCI Verkehr analyses current and future stock of buses and rolling stock as well as their demand potential. Regional focus of the analysis lies on Europe, Russia, China und Japan as well on selected metropolises in Asia and the Middle East.

  • Market study freight wagon leasing

    Customer: Infrastructure fund

    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.

  • Market analysis Denmark, Sweden, Romania

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the rolling stock market in Denmark, Sweden, Romania. A forecast for the next 5 years is provided.

  • Update market figures infrastructure sector

    Customer: Globally active manufacturer in the railway infrastructure sector

    A globally active manufacturer of infrastructure components receives an update concerning market figures (sizes and developments) of several subsegments which have already been supplied in the context of a previous project.

  • Database of diesel multiple units and diesel locomotives

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr configures a database including general information as well as technical features of various diesel multiple unit fleets and diesel locomotive fleets.

  • The market for leased freight wagons in Europe

    Customer:

    On behalf of a big international investor , SCI Verkehr examined the European market for leased freight wagons.

  • European rail market: market and competitive analyses

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of an international rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses market and sales potential of different rolling stock types in selected countries in Europe. The examination is supplemented by a competitive analysis.

  • Fleet database, project outlook and market forecast

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr annually provides global market data for strategic planning. These include a fleet database comprising all current rolling stock, a project outlook of expected projects and tenders as well as a market forecast for future sales potentials.

  • Market study maintenance of light rail rapid transit cars

    Customer: International maintenance provider for rolling stock

    On behalf of a globally active company, SCI Verkehr prepares a market study concerning outsourcing of maintenance tasks of light rail rapid transit cars to a European country.

  • Potential applications 3D printer

    Customer: 3D printer manufacturer

    On behalf of a 3d printer manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses potential applications in rail transport, in particular with regards to providing spare parts for rolling stock.

  • Market analysis train radio communication

    Customer: International rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of an industrial company, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for train radio systems in the CIS region. For this purpose, locomotive platform development, signalling as well as radio equipment were benchmarked.

  • Competitive analysis rolling stock components

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the competitive landscape of the global market for rolling stock door systems.

  • Market data and development

    Customer: International auditing firm

    Supporting a due diligence for an international management consulting company. Customised rolling stock data are provided and selected countries and regions of the global railway market are analysed.

  • Market data for passenger vehicles

    Customer: Industrial supplier

    SCI Verkehr supported a globally active industrial supplier by means of a specific demand analysis and developed a market model tailored to the customer´s product in the course of the project.

  • Analysis world market final drives

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the global market for final drives. For this purpose, market size and development as well as the competitive situation are examined in greater detail.

  • Data on the fleet of construction and maintenance vehicles

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr compiles data on the fleet of construction and maintenance vehicles in European rail transport.

  • Time series on market development of individual vehicle segments

    Customer: Supplier group

    On behalf of a supplier group, SCI Verkehr analyses the deliveries of rolling stock according to segments in a differentiated manner and semi-annually provides data for its strategic planning. The figures are regionally differentiated and take into account current drivers in the individual markets.

  • Market analysis shunting locomotives

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses market and competitive situation of shunting locomotives. Special focus is put on considering different performance classes and scopes of equipment as well as related price levels.

  • Fleet and project data base

    Customer: International technology group

    On behalf of a technology group, SCI Verkehr is creating a fleet and project data base. It will be programmed in SQL and includes all existing fleets and new rolling stock construction projects. Furthermore, awarded as well as planned new building projects will be listed. The customer will utilise this fleet and project data base for assessing its sales potential as well as its aftermarket sector.

  • Overview of new building and modernising projects of rolling stock

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr develops an overview of new building and modernising projects of rolling stock. For this purpose, planned new building projects which have yet to be awarded as well as partial or complete modernisations of passenger vehicles are included in a project list.

  • Development and maintenance of a worldwide project monitoring tool

    Customer: Manufacturer of rolling stock components

    On behalf of a manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr developed a continuously maintained project monitoring tool which was used to display data and facts critical to success and decision making. The customer received information on relevant rolling stock projects enabling timely initiation of necessary product developments. Current results can be retrieved at any time from a customer-specific online platform.

  • Database of diesel multiple units and diesel locomotives

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr configures a database including general information as well as technical features of various diesel multiple unit fleets and diesel locomotive fleets.

  • Asset Database of European Rolling Stock

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    For its spare parts business and After-Sales, a component manufacturer commissioned SCI Verkehr to draw up a database of European rolling stock. It will be programmed in SQL and will be linked with the customer´s SAP system.

  • Market data fleet development European freight wagon segment

    Customer: Consultancy company

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr compiles data on fleet development within the European freight wagon segment.

  • Market data railway electrification

    Customer: Service provider

    On behalf of a service provider, SCI Verkehr analyses the market volume of railway electrification in six selected countries.

  • Market data LRVs and metro vehicles

    Customer:

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr provides a list of expected procurement projects of new LRVs and metro vehicles in Europe.

  • Data supply bus market shares

    Customer: Investment Fund

    SCI Verkehr supports the market analysis of an investment fund with data on market shares of the most important bus suppliers in the world. The data presented include 8 world regions and 28 core markets.

  • Analysis aftermarket diesel engines

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr analyses the aftermarket for diesel engines already installed in rolling stock. In addition to the evaluation of market potentials, special focus is put on identifying upcoming modernisation projects of vehicles.

  • Market and competition data

    Customer: Antitrust authority

    In the context of an examination by antitrust authorities, SCI Verkehr provides market and competition data on different segments of railway technology. These data will essentially serve to assess the current competitive situation.

  • Marketing strategy maintenance services

    Customer: Industrial company

    On behalf of an industrial company, SCI Verkehr developed a marketing strategy for the customer´s maintenance services in the third market. For this purpose, the portfolio of the workshop was analysed and the potential demand in the market was derived. Furthermore, strengths and weaknesses compared to competitors were pointed out. The marketing strategy for the customer included recommendations on organisation, sales and marketing.

  • Market data on the European rolling stock market

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr compiles data on the European rolling stock market. Focus is put on existing fleet sizes as well as current and future delivery figures of vehicles in passenger transport.

  • Fleet data diesel locomotives

    Customer: International rolling stock maintenance service provider

    SCI Verkehr delivers data on existing fleets of diesel locomotives in selected European markets to a globally active maintenance service provider. The data serve as basis for identifying market potentials and customers.

  • Commercial Due Diligence of bus manufacturer

    Customer: Financial investor

    On behalf of a financial investor, SCI Verkehr conducted a commercial due diligence on a globally active bus manufacturer. Focus was put on the analysis of future development potential of the core markets as well as the future expected competitive situation of the target. Moreover, a business plan entailing the assumptions of the management regarding the target´s development opportunities was examined.

  • Procurement analysis passenger cars

    Customer: Worldwide railway supplier

    On behalf of a worldwide supplier, SCI Verkehr analyses current and future procurement projects of passenger cars as basis for strategic corporate planning.

  • Market potentials for diesel locomotive maintenance

    Customer: International rolling stock maintenance service provider

    On behalf of a globally active rolling stock maintenance service provider, SCI Verkehr analyses market potentials in the diesel locomotive segment. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr assesses operating fleets and the competitive situation in Europe.

  • Market analysis platform screen doors

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian component manufacturer SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide market for platform screen doors. Volumes and potentials of new as well as after-sales business are identified within the next five years.

  • Analysis of diesel locomotive's€™ performance classes

    Customer: Industrial customer

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr analyses the development of different performance classes of diesel locomotives. For this purpose, particular regions are considered in a differentiated manner. Furthermore, fleet size as well as current diesel locomotive demand are analysed.

  • Fleet data in Europe, Africa and Asia

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr provided fleet data for the regions of Europe, Africa and Asia for a customer who was strategically planning both its new sales and service activities. In addition to vehicle types, vehicle components and their manufacturers were also recorded in the database.

  • Analysis of European locomotive market for a consulting company

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr presented the historical and future fleet development of diesel and electric locomotives in Europe for an international consulting company. In addition, an inventory analysis of the European locomotive leasing market will be carried out.

  • Analysis of the bidder structure of rolling stock tenders

    Customer: Consultancy

    On behalf of a client, SCI Verkehr compiled a list of projects commissioned for the years 2010-2019 in the rolling stock sector and analysed the bidder structure, i.e. the companies that have applied for the contracts.

  • Updated competitor analysis

    Customer: Manufacturer of rolling stock components

    SCI Verkehr prepared a competitor analysis for a manufacturer of rail vehicle components. For this purpose, selected KPIs, market positioning and strategic rationales of the companies were analysed.

  • Analysis of the rail vehicle market in Austria and Portugal

    Customer:

    For an Asian rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential and entry barriers for new rail vehicles in Austria and Portugal.

  • Global fleet database

    Customer: Industrial company

    SCI Verkehr provided a global database containing all existing fleets and rail vehicles in operation to support a manufacturer\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s after-sales activities in a targeted manner.

  • Fleet data in European countries

    Customer:

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr compiled data on various rail vehicle fleets in Europe. In addition to the fleet size per country, the operational area and the age structure were also considered.

  • Overview of leasing companies for locomotives in Europe

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr was commissioned by an investor to carry out an overview and analysis of leasing companies in the locomotive market in Europe. The focus was on company development and focus markets.

  • Trends and facts in the global market for rail vehicles

    Customer:

    For an international rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr provided market figures for the various vehicle segments as well as for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) area. The most important trends and drivers in the markets were analysed and differentiated according to 11 world market regions. The different vehicle types were subdivided both for retrospective analysis and in forecasting the next five years. In addition, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitive landscape in the market for rail vehicles and the railway EPC market.

  • Determination of market shares for a global vehicle manufacturer

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr determined the market shares of various vehicle segments at both regional and country level between 2014 and 2018 for a globally-active rail vehicle manufacturer.

  • Container transport between China and Eastern Europe

    Customer: European rail freight operator

    On behalf of a European rail freight operator, SCI Verkehr determined the total volume of container transport between China and Eastern Europe. For this purpose, public statistics were evaluated and supplemented by expert knowledge.

  • Commercial Due Diligence Manufacturer of track components

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr supported a financial investor in conducting commercial due diligence (CDD) in the railway infrastructure sector. A full CDD report was prepared. Special attention was paid to individual European focus countries.

  • Time series on market development of individual vehicle segments

    Customer: Supplier group

    On behalf of a supplier group, SCI Verkehr analyses the deliveries of rolling stock according to segments in a differentiated manner and semi-annually provides data for its strategic planning. The figures are regionally differentiated and take into account current drivers in the individual markets.

  • Modelling of global wheelset demand

    Customer:

    On the basis of SCI Verkehr’ s forecasts for worldwide delivery volumes as well as passenger and transport markets, a model was developed to determine the demand for wheelsets. Operating criteria such as replacement cycles and mileage were also taken into account.

  • Competition analysis of rail vehicle components

    Customer:

    For a European manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the dynamics and the competitive landscape in the worldwide market for selected rail vehicle components.

  • Analysis of the leasing market for swap bodies in Europe

    Customer:

    A leasing company commissioned SCI Verkehr with an independent market analysis for the leasing market of swap bodies in Europe with focus in Germany. Results are presented in a unique Analysis of this market with statements on competitors, market size as well as risks and opportunities of the future development.

  • Provision of locomotive fleet data

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr provided detailed technical data on locomotives in Eastern Europe. As part of this, telephone interviews were conducted with market players.

  • Railway Market Analysis Germany 2019

    Customer:

    On behalf of a trade union, SCI Verkehr carried out an annual update of a study on the future of the railway market in Germany. The results of the study were published and presented to the members by a representative of SCI Verkehr.

  • Supplier relationships for subsystems and components

    Customer:

    On behalf of a Japanese customer, SCI Verkehr researched supplier relationships in the market for subsystems and components. The focus was on the supply structure of current and future projects in the field of passenger rail vehicles.

  • Railway market analysis UK and Spain

    Customer: Investment fund

    On behalf of a potential investor, SCI Verkehr analyses the transport markets in Spain and the UK. Focus is put on reviewing the rail freight markets and operated freight wagons and locomotives as well as deriving specific investment potentials.

  • Rolling stock manufacturer

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a leading manufacturer of railway technology, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for rolling stock in Germany and forecasts deliveries until 2030.

  • Fleet data on rail vehicles in Europe

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr was commissioned by a consulting company to compile data on various rail vehicle fleets in Europe. In addition to the fleet size per country, the operational area and age structure were also indicated.

  • Overview freight wagon leasing companies

    Customer: Investor

    SCI was commissioned by an investor to prepare a list of companies leasing freight wagons in continental Europe which serves the investor’s strategic orientation.

  • Analysis of the European passenger rail transport market

    Customer: International leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the European passenger rail transport market. The project also included a deep-dive analysis of open-access and PSO segments in four focus countries.

  • Fleet data rolling stock in Europe

    Customer: Mobility group

    SCI Verkehr prepares detailed data on fleets for a customer in need of information regarding operated rolling stock in Europe.

  • Procurement analysis passenger cars

    Customer: Worldwide railway supplier

    On behalf of a globally active supplier, SCI Verkehr analyses current and future procurement projects of passenger cars as basis for strategic corporate planning. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr outlines the contextual progress of these projects from tender to delivery. Data are used as basis for long-term corporate planning.

  • Tender analysis for rail vehicle projects

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr investigated the participation of a rail vehicle manufacturer in invitations to tender and the fulfilment of contracts signed on behalf of a third party. In particular, the customer wanted to use the analysis of the manufacturer\'s unsuccessful bids and/or failure to execute contracts to increase its own performance in contract preparation and execution and thus improve its own market position.

  • Data supply freight wagon leasing market for strategic planning of investor

    Customer: Investor

    SCI Verkehr supports an investor in analysing price developments and leasing rates of selected freight wagon types for strategic direction planning of the customer in the leasing market.

  • Data supply and market analysis for an engineering company

    Customer: German engineering company active in the rail sector

    On behalf of an engineering company, SCI Verkehr provides locomotive data beginning from the year 2000 on cape gauge and meter gauge markets in Asia, Africa and South America. Furthermore, follow-up researches on technical details is conducted by phone and on the internet in form of additional work packages.

  • Portfolio assessment of a rail freight transport company

    Customer: Rail freight transport company

    On behalf of a private railway undertaking, SCI Verkehr assesses a portfolio for the German rail freight market. Focus is put on volume estimations of the customer’s business fields as well as the development of market and competitive environment. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr provides a detailed analyses of selected corridors and branches.

  • Fleet data Europe

    Customer: Group

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr compiles a detailed fleet database comprising rolling stock in Europe. Key figures such as quantities, delivery period as well as technical parameters are included.

  • Short analysis of the freight wagon leasing market

    Customer: Private Equity

    SCI Verkehr provides a short analysis of the freight wagon leasing market in the context of a CDD. Besides the target’s fleet, deployment by wagon type as well as the perspective development of the relevant industries are outlined.

  • Technical survey multiple units

    Customer: Electrical component manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active electrical component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr carries out a market survey of individual multiple units with regard to the technical data of the respective product platforms. In addition to technical details, market trends are analysed.

  • Economy and member survey logistics Hamburg

    Customer: Logistics initiative Hamburg

    Since 2009, SCI Verkehr has been conducting a member survey on the economic development of the logistics sector in Hamburg for the logistics initiative Logistikinitiative Hamburg on an annual basis. Collected data were compared to the SCI/ logistics barometer and were situated into the national context. In 2019, the survey was conducted again and presented in the context of the initiatives general assembly.

  • The market for leased freight wagons in Continental Europe

    Customer: International investor

    On behalf of an international investor, SCI Verkehr examines the European market for (leased) freight wagons. The project represents the first phase of a due diligence. Focus areas of the analysis include transport markets (demand) as well as assets and their owners.

  • Market volumes and market shares for strategic business segment planning

    Customer: Supplier group

    On behalf of a supplier group in the rail vehicle business, SCI Verkehr prepares market data for strategic business segment planning on a yearly basis. This encompasses the differentiation and analysis of market volumes and underlying drivers based on vehicle segments as well as world market regions.

  • Lecture railway market

    Customer: European trade union

    On behalf of a European trade union, SCI Verkehr prepared an overview of the European railway market to be presented at a lecture event.

  • Market data on past and expected delivery projects for rail vehicles

    Customer:

    On behalf of a globally-active manufacturer of components for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr supplied data to strengthen sales and business development. This included past deliveries and expected future rail vehicle projects in the passenger transport segment.

  • Data on worldwide rolling stock fleets and globally active rolling stock manufacturers

    Customer: Russian research institute

    SCI Verkehr provides data on worldwide rolling stock fleets and globally active rolling stock manufacturers. Data is provided in form of rolling stock quantity as well as monetary presentation and is segmented by region.

  • Market analysis workshop equipment

    Customer: International supplier for railway equipment

    On behalf of an international supplier for railway equipment, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for workshop equipment in Europe. For this reason, the market volume of new equipment and spare parts is determined. The SCI database comprising information on all workshop locations constitutes the basis of analysis, which can be used by the customer to develop their expansion strategy.

  • Market potential analysis rolling stock leasing

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analyses different market potentials for expanding the business in rolling stock leasing. Based on market-analytic assessment of different country markets, strategic recommendations are given with regards to the market entry of new segments.

  • Outlook global procurement projects in the segment rolling stock

    Customer: Consulting firm

    SCI Verkehr compiled a list of all known current procurement projects in the rolling stock segment including already ordered rolling stock as well as options, announcements of tenders and expected procurements in the context of major projects currently in the planning phase.

  • Data supply for a private equity company

    Customer: French private equity company

    On behalf of a private equity company SCI provides data comprising a market forecast for the period 2019-2023 and a project list commencing in 2005 for 20 countries with the largest rail markets worldwide. All rolling stock components were considered, excluding freight wagons.

  • Market Analysis Transformers

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for transformers (as rolling stock component). For this purpose, market size and development are examined in more detail.

  • Market study leasing of locomotives and passenger rolling stock

    Customer: Infrastructure funds

    On behalf of a leading investment company, SCI Verkehr prepared a market study on leasing of locomotives and passenger rolling stock in Europe. This study is used as a basis for a business strategy.

  • Preparation of a global project monitoring tool

    Customer: International rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr created an extract of the SCI Market Monitoring Tool. The SCI Market Monitoring Tool is a customer-specific and continuously maintained project database. By means of this monitoring tool, data and facts critical to success and decision-making can be depicted. The customer received information on relevant rolling stock projects and can initiate necessary product developments in a timely manner.

  • Market data rolling stock leasing

    Customer: European leasing company

    SCI Verkehr provides an overview of all leasing fleets in Europe including the most important players in the leasing market. The analysis is based on the SCI DATABASE, which includes information on global stock, owners and operators.

  • Identifying component manufacturers

    Customer: Globally active component manufacturer

    A worldwide active component manufacturer commissioned SCI Verkehr to analyse the supplier landscape in the components market according to segments and to identify relevant companies.

  • Development analysis of bus markets in Europe

    Customer: European bus manufacturer

    On behalf of a European bus manufacturer, SCI Verkehr provides data and information on the total bus market in Europe, including a 5-years forecast and further details regarding the e-bus segment.

  • Market analysis locomotive leasing Europe

    Customer: Rolling stock leasing company

    On behalf of a possible investor, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for locomotive leasing in Europe. Focus is on development of demand in Europe and important core countries as well as the current locomotive stock in addition to future expected orders. Results including a competitive analysis serve to derive specific market entry options.

  • Market potential analysis of locomotives and multiple units with hybrid systems

    Customer: International component supplier

    On behalf of a manufacturer of energy systems, SCI Verkehr analysed hybrid drives and appraised its future market potential in the European rail transport for (shunting) locomotives and multiple units.

  • R&D projects of international rolling stock manufacturers

    Customer: Railway technology company

    On behalf of a global railway technology company, SCI Verkehr analyses current research and development focuses of selected international rolling stock manufacturers. The objective is to identify similar and varying projects.

  • Market shares of different rolling stock segments

    Customer: Banking consortium

    On behalf of a banking consortium, SCI Verkehr analyses market shares of different rolling stock segments differentiated according to specific regions and countries. This competitive analysis shows the manufacturers’ positioning in different segments.

  • Market data for a technology group

    Customer: Technology group

    On behalf of a technology group, SCI compiles information on market volumes of the global rolling stock market. Focus is put on current and expected future deliveries.

  • Fleet and project data base

    Customer: International technology group

    On behalf of a technology group, SCI Verkehr is creating a fleet and project data base. It will be programmed in SQL and includes all existing fleets and new rolling stock construction projects. Furthermore, awarded as well as planned new building projects will be listed. The customer will utilise this fleet and project data base for assessing its sales potential as well as its aftermarket sector.

  • Determining future locomotive demand for strategic planning and assessment of a locomotive portfolio

    Customer: Investor

    As basis for a leading leasing company’s strategic planning, SCI Verkehr prepares a short overview of the current leasing market for locomotives in Europe. The project includes a portfolio analysis as well as an examination of the most important players in the leasing market for locomotives. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr evaluates a locomotive portfolio according to the DCF as well as the DRC method, i.e. income-based as well as based on replacement costs for the fleet.

  • Determining heavy freight locomotive inventory

    Customer: Railway operator

    As basis for a vehicle strategy, SCI Verkehr, on behalf of a rail freight operator, determines the size of the heavy freight locomotive fleet in continental Europe.

  • Competitive analysis rolling stock components

    Customer: Asian component manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the competitive landscape of the global market for rolling stock door systems.

  • Strategic perspectives in the service market

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the fleets of railway companies with regard to services. Taking the perspective of a maintenance provider, focus is put on identifying market potentials for modernisations and revisions as well as assessing the market development of individual vehicle segments, countries and regions.

  • Development rail freight transport in Europe for strategic alignment of a leasing company

    Customer: Investor

    SCI Verkehr provides market information on the development of the rail freight transport market in Europe for a leasing company’s strategic alignment and examines the market environment of the rail freight transport market in Germany by means of a PESTEL analysis.

  • Demand analysis mainline locomotives

    Customer: Infrastructure investor

    On behalf of an investor, SCI Verkehr evaluates current and future demand for electric locomotives. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analyses fleet structure and procurements of locomotives as well as expected transport demand.

  • Market data large diesel locomotives and engines

    Customer: Global industrial group

    On behalf of a global industrial group, SCI Verkehr configures a database including general information as well as technical features of various fleets of locomotives with large diesel engines. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr conducts a worldwide market analysis with the main focus on engine maintenance.

  • Market data for a component manufacturer

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of an international manufacturer of seat covers, SCI supplies market data as well as a model for determining the number of seats per vehicle type and region.

  • Talk on logistics in the beverage industry

    Customer: Training centre

    In the context of an expert forum for the beverage industry, SCI Verkehr prepared a talk on current logistic issues and actively discussed with participants of the meeting.

  • Analysis of the Polish railway market

    Customer: European leasing company

    On behalf of an European leasing, SCI Verkehr analyses the Polish railway market. Focus is put on reviewing rail freight transport and mainline locomotive markets. Furthermore, leasing rates of the most common mainline locomotives in the Polish market are assessed.

  • Market study monitoring systems

    Customer: Industrial company

    On behalf of an industrial company, SCI Verkehr analyses the market and competitive situation of monitoring systems utilised in condition monitoring of track systems and overhead contact lines. Fixed detectors and sensors as well as measurement vehicles are considered in the analysis.

  • Market analysis: Rolling stock components

    Customer: International group

    On behalf of a globally active group, SCI Verkehr analyses the markets for different rolling stock components. Focus is put on its development over a ten-year horizon and the current competitive situation.

  • Study: German railway market

    Customer: Union

    On behalf of an industrial union, SCI Verkehr conducts a study on the future of the German railway market. Results of the study will be published and publicly presented by a representative of SCI Verkehr.

  • Freight rail potential analysis in Eastern Germany

    Customer: Rail freight operator

    On behalf of a new rail freight operator, SCI Verkehr analyses regional potentials in Eastern Germany. For this purpose, focus is especially put on analysing further transfer potentials from road to rail and identifying potential customers. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr evaluates the operator´s marketability in comparison to established companies.

  • The electric locomotive market in Poland and Ukraine

    Customer: International rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of an Asian rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the market for electric locomotives in Poland and Ukraine. A competitive analysis and initial recommendations for a potential market entry complement the market analysis.

  • Analysis world market wheel sets

    Customer: Manufacturer of rolling stock components

    On behalf of a globally active manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr regularly updates a market analysis as basis for the company´s strategy.

  • Steel transport market analysis

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the steel transport market. The analysis, inter alia, includes the most important transport flows and added value of individual parts of the supply chain, as well as locations of plants, rail freight operators and products. Results focus on current market developments and their consequences for freight wagon operation and for the most important players of this market, i.e. wagon owners and operators.

  • Bus market data

    Customer: International consultancy firm

    A globally active partner company is in need of detailed data on selected bus markets. Based on its own comprehensive bus database, SCI Verkehr prepared data on registrations and market shares in particular.

  • Analysis world market gangways

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide market for gangways (as rolling stock component). For this purpose, market size and development as well as the competitive situation are examined in more detail.

  • Market potentials of hybrid/bimodal drives

    Customer: Industrial company

    An increasing number of different forms of propulsion, which are no longer purely electric or diesel driven, can be found on the locomotive market. Hence, SCI Verkehr, on behalf of a customer, examines potentials of hybrid and bimodal drives on the European market.

  • Data supply maintenance sites Europe

    Customer: Rail technology company

    On behalf of a leading industrial company, SCI Verkehr provides an overview of rolling stock maintenance sites in Europe.

  • Analysis of worldwide markets for rolling stock and electric buses

    Customer: Worldwide active rolling stock manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the global markets for rolling stock and electric buses. The focus is on aspects such as market size and development of worldwide national markets, dynamics and drivers, trends and future development as well as market players and competitors.

  • Supply of Market Data for Internal Strategy Processes

    Customer: International supplier company in the electrical industry

    On behalf of a leading company in the fields of energy and telecommunication equipment, SCI Verkehr produced a detailed market overview of data relevant to rolling stock in order to support the strategic market analysis across the group.

  • Determining demand for electric corridor locomotives

    Customer: International financer

    On behalf of a financer, SCI Verkehr determines current and future demand for electric locomotives. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analyses the locomotive pool as well as the expected future demand for transport services and finally determines the expected number of leases.

  • Detailed potential analysis of the maintenance market

    Customer: International rolling stock maintenance provider

    On behalf of a globally active rolling stock maintenance provider, SCI Verkehr analyses and assesses the market for maintenance services of all vehicle segments. Based on this, potentials for the provider are deduced. Assessment of potentials forms the basis for the future focus of the maintenance business.

  • Workshop on selected country markets

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr analyses the rail markets in China, Japan, India and the USA. The results will be presented to the customer in the context of a workshop, which will also include discussing market entry options.

  • Analysis world market pantographs

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a globally active component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the worldwide market for pantographs (as rolling stock component). For this purpose, market size and development as well as competitive situation are examined in detail.

  • Market volumes and market shares for strategic business segment planning

    Customer: Supplier group

    On behalf of a supplier group in the rail vehicle business, SCI Verkehr prepares market data for strategic business segment planning on a yearly basis. This encompasses the differentiation and analysis of market volumes and underlying drivers based on vehicle segments as well as world market regions.

  • Global rolling stock fleet data

    Customer: Industrial company

    On behalf of an industrial group, SCI Verkehr provides data on global rolling stock fleets to be integrated into the clients database, which is utilised with regard to the component aftermarket, in particular.

  • Freight wagon market research

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr has analysed the development of the freight wagon market of different segments, such as intermodal, steel, automotive, etc. Moreover, it has analysed innovative wagon concepts and components that are expected to change the market in the medium and long terms.

  • Production figures of rail vehicles

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr provided data on production volumes and future projects in the rail vehicle market. A differentiation was made by market regions and vehicle segments.

  • Market data for the strategic planning

    Customer: Supplier

    For a supplier in the rolling stock segment, SCI Verkehr annually provides data on market shares and market volumes for its strategic planning. The figures are both differentiated by vehicle segments and regional aspects.

  • Market Information Regional Multiple Units

    Customer: Management Consultant

    SCI Verkehr prepared a market forecast for the demand for electric railcars, diesel railcars and railcars with alternative drive systems for selected European core countries and described the main trends and development drivers.

  • Market analysis Estonia

    Customer: German banking institution

    Prior to an investment decision by a banking institution, SCI Verkehr prepared an analysis of the railway market in Estonia. The focus was on demand for locomotives, competition and operators in rail passenger and freight transport and the development of the railway infrastructure.

  • Market analysis night train transport

    Customer: Railway operator

    SCI Verkehr analysed the night train market in Europe on behalf of a railway operator. The study described current developments in night train transport, operators and fleets. Finally, options for action were derived for the client.

  • Analysis of steel market and steel transport

    Customer:

    On behalf of an investor, SCI Verkehr prepared a short analysis of the steel market and the development of steel transport in the current economic situation.

  • Market and KPI monitoring of a freight wagon lessor

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr supported a financial investor in setting up a market and company monitoring system for a European freight wagon leasing company. This involved both methodological implementation and statistical inputs.

  • Customer requirements and market development in rail freight transport

    Customer: European rail freight operator

    SCI Verkehr analyses customer requirements for a large rail freight operator in Europe with focus on the shift of goods transport to rail. Besides customer requirements, SCI Verkehr analysis two other aspects that are crucial for the company’s strategy, namely the market development and the potential for innovations. For the market development analysis, SCI Verkehr considers especially new market conditions and developments that arose through the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Analysis of supply volumes in the locomotive and multiple unit markets

    Customer:

    For an internationally active investment holding company, SCI Verkehr analysed supply volumes in the last twenty years for the locomotive and multiple unit markets. In addition, the market shares of the manufacturers in the respective segments were determined for this period.

  • Freight wagon innovations

    Customer: Asian freight wagon supplier

    On behalf of an Asian rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed state-of-the-art freight wagon innovations in North America, Europe and Australia.

  • Market analysis of drive components for rail vehicles

    Customer:

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the market and competitive situation for various drive components of rail vehicles. The global study focuses on individual regions and relevant components in the drive train. For the analysis, SCI Verkehr used, among other things, its project-based database system, which includes fleets, deliveries and, in some cases, components.

  • Market and competition analysis of selected country markets for rail vehicles

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr analysed 24 selected country markets for rail vehicles for an international railway engineering company. The focus of the analysis was the forecast of the current and future market volume and the competitive landscape.

  • Existing fleets and current rail vehicle projects in selected countries

    Customer: vehicle component supplier

    For a supplier, SCI Verkehr provided data on the stock of rail vehicles in selected countries. In addition to the analysis of the fleets, a list of current rail vehicle projects was provided.

  • Global data on rolling stock deliveries and rolling stock manufacturers

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr compiled data on worldwide deliveries of rail vehicles by internationally active rail vehicle manufacturers for a customer. The information provides a comprehensive overview of current delivery projects in all regions of the world as well as the market position of individual manufacturers in various segments and serves as input for a market study of the customer.

  • Compilation of locomotive fleet sizes in 30 countries

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr determined the current locomotive fleets of 30 countries worldwide for a globally active communications service provider, within the scope of a potential analysis. For a more detailed market picture, a distinction was also made based on drive technology and on usage for freight or passenger operations.

  • Overview of research institutes in the field of railway technology

    Customer:

    In order to be able to better assess future test and research needs in the field of railway technology, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of the research institutes active in the sector. In addition, the main areas of research as well as the requirements for test facilities and infrastructure were evaluated, including through personal discussions with the institutes\' management.

  • Update on analysis of European freight wagon leasing market

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr supported a leasing company with Europe-wide operations in the freight wagon market by preparing a market analysis (including the consideration of focus markets) and identifying strategic options for action.

  • Market volumes and market shares for strategic business segment planning

    Customer:

    On behalf of a supplier group in the rail vehicle industry, SCI Verkehr has prepared market data for strategic business segment planning on a yearly basis. This encompasses the differentiation and analysis of market volumes and underlying drivers based on vehicle segments as well as world market regions.

  • Market potential for maintenance of freight wagons

    Customer: International company for rolling stock maintenance

    On behalf of an internationally operating maintenance provider for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for maintenance services for freight wagons with aluminium components. The basis for this was the SCI Verkehr database, which contains worldwide fleet stocks and details of freight wagons.

  • Infrastructure research on Romanian railway network

    Customer: vehicle component supplier

    On behalf of a vehicle mechanics specialist, SCI Verkehr researched specific technical features of the Romanian rail network as well as information on the approval process for locomotives in Hungary.

  • Fleet evaluation and analysis on the European leasing market

    Customer: Investment company

    SCI Verkehr supported an international investment company as part of a due diligence project involving the valuation of a rolling stock leasing fleet. Valuation was conducted using the DCF approach. The report included a current portfolio overview as well as an outlook on the European multiple unit and locomotive leasing market.

  • Data delivery of rolling stock in Europe

    Customer: Consultancy

    On behalf of a globally active consultancy, SCI Verkehr provided up-to-date information on the deliveries and installed bases of rolling stock in Europe.

  • Provision of data on rail vehicle deliveries

    Customer:

    On behalf of an internationally active consulting company, SCI Verkehr provided data on deliveries of locomotives and multiple units, differentiated by field of application, type of drive and owner classification. In addition to presenting data for all of Europe, SCI Verkehr also separately presented the development of delivery figures for the Polish market.

  • Valuation of dual-mode locomotive fleet

    Customer:

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr evaluated the market environment and the possible applications for dual-mode locomotives. Both flexible application possibilities due to the dual-mode drive (electric or diesel engine) and the respective application advantages of four and six-axle locomotives were examined in more detail.

  • Economy and member survey logistics Hamburg

    Customer: Logistics initiative Hamburg

    Since 2009, SCI Verkehr has been conducting a member survey on the economic development of the logistics sector in Hamburg for the logistics initiative Logistikinitiative Hamburg on an annual basis. Collected data were compared to the SCI/ logisctics barometer and were situated into the national context. In 2020, the survey was conducted again and presented in the context of the initiatives general assembly.

  • Database on diesel vehicles in rail transport

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a components manufacturer, SCI Verkehr is maintaining a database containing all diesel vehicles in rail transport worldwide. In addition to fleet data, relevant drive components and their manufacturers are also researched for the vehicles.

  • KPI benchmark for leasing company

    Customer:

    For a leasing company, SCI Verkehr prepared a benchmark analysis of the major competitors in the market. The basis for the analysis was companies\' freely accessible KPIs.

  • Update to study of Continental European rail freight market

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr assessed the Continental European rail freight market. The focus was on the analysis of the freight segments and the development of transport volume on European rail freight corridors.

  • Overview of freight wagon leasing market in Europe

    Customer: Leasing company

    SCI Verkehr created a short overview of the freight wagon leasing market in Europe for the refinancing of a large company. The report included the most important facts and trends of the market, as well as a two-pages teaser, which the company used for engaging potential banks and other finance institutions.

  • Market data for the strategic planning

    Customer: Supplier

    For a supplier in the rolling stock segment, SCI Verkehr annually provides data on market shares and market volumes for its strategic planning. The figures are differentiated by both vehicle segments and regions.

  • Market analysis of rail vehicle components

    Customer:

    On behalf of a components supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for several rail vehicle components. In addition to the future sales potential, the focus of the investigation was on identifying customer requirements and technical solution options.

  • Market analysis for maintenance of components

    Customer: Leading maintenance company for components

    SCI Verkehr carried out an analysis of the market potential of selected components such as engines, couplings and electronics for a leading maintenance company of rail vehicle components. The analysis was based on the SCI Verkehr database, which contains fleet data and forecasts as well as further details on installed components. In joint workshops with the customer, the scope and services of components maintenance and the results of the analysis were discussed.

  • Market potential analysis for locomotive leasing

    Customer:

    An internationally operating investment company intended to strategically expand its existing financing volume of leasing locomotives. SCI Verkehr analysed selected European core markets and in particular evaluated future investment potential for alternatively-powered locomotives as well as for locomotives used for infrastructure works.

  • Market study on freight wagon leasing

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr supported a newly-founded leasing company by preparing a market study and analysing standard market input parameters for a business plan.

  • Market study on German rail market

    Customer: Embassy

    On behalf of an investor, SCI Verkehr prepared a comprehensive market analysis for the maintenance of freight wagons. This included a review of the basic principles of maintenance, an analysis of the main trends and drivers in the market, an explanation of new technological developments and an overview of maintenance companies and their locations. A focus of the analyses was also the benchmarking of prices of maintenance periods for different wagon types and components, as well as their development.

  • Benchmark for maintenance of freight wagons

    Customer:

    On behalf of an investor, SCI Verkehr prepared a comprehensive market analysis for the maintenance of freight wagons. This included a review of the basic principles of maintenance, an analysis of the main trends and drivers in the market, an explanation of new technological developments and an overview of maintenance companies and their locations. A focus of the analyses was also the benchmarking of prices of maintenance periods for different wagon types and components, as well as their development.

  • Valuation procedure for rail vehicles

    Customer:

    On behalf of a major rail vehicle financier, SCI Verkehr developed a detailed valuation model to determine the fair market value. The cost-based method took particular account of the functional differences between the assets to be valued and the corresponding new vehicles, and also included specific revision cycles and modernisation projects.

  • Market analysis for two-way vehicles

    Customer:

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for two-way vehicles in Europe. In addition to analysing the market and competitive situation in six European countries, the project focused on evaluating sales potential.

  • Commercial Due Diligence for freight transport sector

    Customer:

    Commercial Due Diligence for freight transport sector SCI Verkehr supported a financial investor by performing a Commercial Due Diligence (CDD) in the freight transport sector. A full CDD report was prepared, in which locomotives as well as assets and relevant markets were considered.

  • Continuous supply of market data on rail vehicles

    Customer:

    For the development of new markets, SCI Verkehr supplied market data and forecasts for rail vehicles to a components manufacturer. This included current fleet sizes, their age structure, delivery figures and upcoming procurement projects.

  • Market potential study for innovative locomotive design

    Customer: European Operator

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr evaluated the market potential for an innovative locomotive design. Potential users were asked about their needs, and the substitution potential for existing fleet segments was analysed.

  • Market study freight wagon leasing

    Customer: Infrastructure fund

    On behalf of a leading global investment company, SCI Verkehr compiled a market study on 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.

  • Market overview test centre

    Customer: Test organisation

    On behalf of a company, which inspects rolling stock, SCI Verkehr analyses the demand for tests and examinations as well as the current competitive situation. Foci of the project include type tests, approval procedures as well as commissioning tests in test centres.

  • Market outlook for various rail vehicle segments

    Customer:

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the future market development in various vehicle segments. In particular, the regional market position of individual manufacturers as potential buyers of components was analysed.

  • Delivery of global railway market data

    Customer:

    On behalf of an investor, a data analysis was carried out on market shares and market volumes in various segments of railway technology worldwide.

  • Market Analysis Universal Locomotives

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr supported a leasing company for rail vehicles with market and fleet data in its strategic decision to invest in universal locomotives for Continental Europe. In the course of this, SCI Verkehr also analysed the development of the ETCS rollout in defined focus countries and also provided information on environmental and sustainability aspects of the locomotives in a Q&A session.

  • Continuous evaluation of a rail vehicle portfolio

    Customer: Refinancing credit institution

    In a framework agreement, a refinancing credit institution commissioned SCI Verkehr to carry out initial and follow-up valuations for an extensive portfolio of passenger vehicles, locomotives and freight wagons in Europe and North America. The results of the calculation were used internally by the customer for the assessment of credit risks. These are reviewed every six months.

  • Market analysis of locomotives in Europe

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr analysed supply and demand for locomotives in selected European markets. The analysis included the historical development between 2015 and 2019 and a forecast up to 2025 including the effects of Covid-19 on the markets.

  • Skoda market data

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a manufacturer of rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr provides market data for the next 5 years for selected vehicle segments in rail passenger transport. The geographical focus is on core markets in the DACH region and the Benelux countries.

  • Delivery cycles for rail vehicles

    Customer:

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr analyses time series for the delivery of rail vehicles. Differentiated according to segments and regions, the market development and dynamics are to be analysed and delivery cycles highlighted.

  • Overview of global rail infrastructure projects

    Customer:

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr prepared an overview of global projects in the field of rail infrastructure. SCI DATABASE was used to select projects according to criteria relevant to the customer\'s strategic planning. These included regional and time limits for the projects and the consideration of specific trades.

  • Market and data analysis for an investor

    Customer:

    In the context of the merger of two leading railway technology companies, a data analysis and a market survey were carried out for an investor. One focus was the analysis of the existing order backlog.

  • Rail vehicle procurement projects

    Customer: Global industrial group

    On behalf of a global industrial company, SCI Verkehr analysed all current and future procurement projects for rail passenger vehicles. The data was generated from the SCI database and made available in structured evaluation lists.

  • Evaluation of a freight wagon fleet

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr evaluated the portfolio of new intermodal wagons of a European freight wagon leasing company, using the DRC and DCF methods. Supply and demand differentiated according to container and trailer transport was examined as the basis for the evaluation.

  • Market development passenger transportation vehicles North America

    Customer:

    For a strategic project in North American passenger transportation, SCI Verkehr prepared a market forecast for passenger vehicles up to 2025, and compiled project lists of current and expected vehicle deliveries.

  • Fleet data multiple units

    Customer:

    On behalf of a service provider, SCI Verkehr compiled fleet data for multiple units in Europe. Based on the SCI DATABASE, the customer was thus provided with a detailed database with regard to vehicle type, manufacturer and year of manufacture, which is suitable for the strategic planning of the service business.

  • Detailed analysis of European markets for rail vehicles

    Customer:

    On behalf of a European rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market development and forecasts for various vehicle types in all European countries. The analysis served to review and update the customer\\\'s strategic roadmap. A comparison was made with a previous study.

  • Creation and maintenance of a worldwide project monitoring tool

    Customer: Components manufacturer

    For a manufacturer of rail vehicle components, SCI Verkehr created a continuously maintained project monitoring system. With this monitoring, the data and facts critical to success and decision-making were mapped. The customer thus received information on the relevant vehicle projects and can initiate necessary product developments in time.

  • Competition analysis for rail vehicle components

    Customer:

    For an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the competitive landscape in the global market for rail vehicle door systems.

  • Analysis of delivery figures in various rolling stock segments

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the deliveries of rolling stock and provided time series data for its strategic planning. The figures were differentiated for 25 countries worldwide and took into account current drivers in the respective markets.

  • Maintenance market competition analysis

    Customer: European company for rolling stock maintenance

    On behalf of an internationally operating maintenance provider for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitive landscape in several European markets.

  • Market and competition analysis infrastructure components

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr supported a globally active law firm with a market and competition analysis of electronic railroad infrastructure components in the German and European market.

  • Update to study of Continental European rail freight market

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr assessed the continental European rail freight market. The focus was on the analysis of the freight segments and the development of transport volumes on European rail freight corridors under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Analysis of the Continental European leasing market

    Customer: Investment company

    SCI Verkehr supported an international investment company as part of a due diligence project at the seller side. Main part of the project is a comprehensive analysis on the European multiple unit and locomotive leasing market including potential growth paths up to 2050.

  • German railway company

    Customer:

    SCI gave the shareholders of a railway company an overview of the structure and development of rail freight traffic and reported on the current situation in Germany and Europe. The effects of the Covid-19 crisis and the expected future development and innovations were further topics of the presentation. Furthermore, potential new business was pointed out.

  • Supply relationships for rail vehicles

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier group, SCI Verkehr researched supply relationships for rail vehicles in Europe. Based on the knowledge of supply structures and a market outlook in various segments, the client wanted to align its strategic sales orientation to subsystem suppliers.

  • Market data for strategic planning

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr regularly provided data for strategic planning. This included data on selected segments and market shares of other manufacturers in various regions.

  • Market analysis long-distance transport

    Customer: International Infrastructure Fund

    On behalf of an infrastructure fund, SCI Verkehr analysed the German market for long-distance passenger transport. In addition to an overview of the structure of the open access market, the focus is on demand and development of transport performance. SCI Verkehr forecasted the medium and long-term development in various scenarios for selected routes. The development of road and air transport is also taken into account.

  • Support of an investment decision in a freight wagon plant in Europe

    Customer: International company

    For an international freight car manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the attractiveness of the European freight car market with regard to an investment in a freight car plant. The study includes market, competition and customer analysis as well as the evaluation of the political framework conditions for foreign direct investment in selected countries.

  • Modeling of the global wheelset market

    Customer:

    Based on SCI\'s forecasts for worldwide supply volumes of rolling stock as well as passenger and transport markets, SCI Verkehr developed a model to determine the demand for wheelsets. For a higher level of information, operative service criteria such as replacement cycles and mileage were also evaluated.

  • Market data for a technology company

    Customer: Technology Group

    On behalf of a technology group, SCI compiled market volumes of the global rail vehicle market. Here the focus was on current and expected future deliveries.

  • Asset Database of European Rolling Stock

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    For its spare parts business and After-Sales, a component manufacturer commissioned SCI Verkehr to draw up a database of European rolling stock. It will be programmed in SQL and will be linked with the customer\'s SAP system.

  • Market analysis multiple units: Existing fleet and current deliveries in Germany

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr carried out a market analysis of multiple units in Germany on behalf of a consulting company. The main focus is on recording technical parameters of the existing fleet and current vehicle deliveries in order to derive findings for the aftermarket business.

  • Market and competition analysis PIS

    Customer:

    For an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market and the competitive landscape in the European market for passenger information systems (PIS).

  • Market Analysis of High-Speed Rail Potential in Europe

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr investigated the potential for high-speed transport in Europe and - as a result - the sales of vehicles in this segment. In addition to considering the (increasing) competition between suppliers, a benchmark of products and the analysis of future sales and service potential was also carried out.

  • Market analysis control and security technology

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr conducts a comprehensive market and competition analysis for a French group for selected segments in the German CCS market. The focus was on regional trains, urban transport systems and workshops.

  • Valuation of potential foreign markets

    Customer:

    On behalf of a financier, SCI Verkehr analysed and evaluated potential foreign markets. In doing so, both the market development and the market environment were considered. This was intended to help identify risks and challenges when entering the market.

  • Target screening infrastructure companies

    Customer:

    On behalf of a European construction services company, SCI Verkehr prepared a market analysis and company overview for the areas of railway electrification and track construction.

  • Periodic Market Monitoring

    Customer: Financial service provider

    SCI Verkehr supported a financial service provider with a regular high-level monitoring report on the European rolling stock market. In the scope of the project, SCI Verkehr provided a report on a quarterly basis including the most important events with a focus on railway operators, manufacturers and leasing companies.

  • Analysis of intermodal transport in Europe

    Customer: Infrastructure fund

    SCI Verkehr supports a commercial due diligence process in the field of intermodal transport in Europe. Transport development, segmentation of the market, short and long term forecasts, new technologies and their potential as well as the capacity of current infrastructure are analysed.

  • Analysis of delivery figures in various rolling stock segments

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the deliveries of rolling stock and provides time series data for its strategic planning. The figures are differentiated for 25 countries worldwide and take into account current drivers in the respective markets.

  • Data Delivery - Passenger Rolling Stock

    Customer: Consultancy

    On behalf of a globally active consultancy, SCI Verkehr provided up-to-date information on the deliveries and installed bases of passenger rolling stock in Europe.

  • Quickscan Double Pocket Wagon in Continental Europe

    Customer:

    On behalf of a globally active manufacturer of freight wagons, SCI provided data on stocks and deliveries of double pocket wagons in continental Europe.

  • Presentation Vehicle Market Development Europe

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr, together with the management of a globally active vehicle manufacturer, held an internal discussion event on issues related to the development of vehicle markets in Europe. It was based on a previously prepared market analysis.

  • Market potential analysis locomotives

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr analysed the market for locomotives on the Iberian Peninsula. A detailed analysis of demand was carried out, taking into account the underlying freight markets and corporate strategies of the operators. In addition the current locomotive fleet and future planned procurement projects were analysed, in order to derive a need for new locomotives.

  • Potential of shifting road transport to rail

    Customer: Rail freight operator

    SCI Verkehr analyses road transport volume and prices for selected routes in Europe. The potential for shifting goods from road to rail is estimated based on these findings. Moreover, an overview of the intermodal segment as well as the main international transport flows in Europe are provided as a background for the potential analysis.

  • Development of German DMU fleet

    Customer: Financing bank

    SCI Verkehr analysed the stock development of diesel multiple units (DMUs) in the German regional passenger transport market for an investment bank. The background to the project is the increasing substitution of DMUs by vehicles with alternative drive technologies. The evaluations were based on the SCI database, in which all regional passenger transport networks and railcars are systematically recorded.

  • Commercial Due Diligence Freight Car and Container Leasing

    Customer: Private Equity Investor

    SCI Verkehr supported a leading infrastructure investor in a commercial due diligence process in the area of freight wagon and container leasing. In addition, a complete valuation of the fleet was carried out according to cost and income-based valuation methods.

  • Railway markets in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan

    Customer: Manufacturer of the railway industry

    SCI Verkehr complied a comprehensive study about the railway markets in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. Opportunities and risks in these markets (in passenger and freight transport) are analysed. Focus of the study are rolling stock, rail infrastructure as well as system technologies. The study presents also the market environment and the transport markets of the selected countries.

  • Risk assessment of wagon leasing

    Customer: Financial institution

    SCI Verkehr analysed risks of freight wagon leasing in Europe. In this context, different contract models as well as different scenarios were considered. Moreover, SCI Verkehr provides information about the resilience and volatility of the market and a list of potential investors interested in freight wagons. Relevant KPIs for this analysis were identified and benchmarked.

  • Analysis of current production figures and market shares for rail vehicles in Europe

    Customer:

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed current production volumes and the market position of relevant rail vehicle manufacturers in the European market. By analysing the marketability of current product platforms, an assessment was also made of the market position of all competitors for the next 5 years.

  • Global analysis of relevant rail vehicle markets and their development dynamics

    Customer:

    On behalf of a supplier, SCI Verkehr analysed the size and relevance of the rail vehicle markets at regional level and for 15 selected countries. The analysis was differentiated according to vehicle segments and considered both, the development dynamics and the competitive situation among vehicle manufacturers.

  • Market analysis tank wagons in Central Europe

    Customer: Internationally operating maintenance service provider

    SCI Verkehr was commissioned by an international maintenance service provider, to investigate the market potential for the maintenance of tank wagons in Central Europe. The basis of the analysis was the examination of the fleet size as well as the expected future fleet development of mineral, chemical and compressed gas tank wagons.

  • Maintenance market potential analysis

    Customer: European maintenance provider for rail vehicles

    On behalf of an internationally operating maintenance provider for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed the potentials and customers in relevant European markets.

  • Market analysis double-deck passenger trains

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the demand for double-deck passenger coaches and multiple units up to 2030 in selected European markets. In addition to the potential for replacements, routes in passenger rail transport were assessed, which could be converted to double-deck trains in the medium and long term. The analyses are based on the SCI database.

  • Outlook for future rail vehicle projects

    Customer: Vehicle manufacturer

    On behalf of a client, SCI Verkehr compiles an overview of future (potential) rail vehicle projects, that have not yet been awarded. This is regularly updated and contains, among other things, tenders, announcements and options.

  • Market analysis DACH

    Customer: Leading railway industry company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the rail industry markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on behalf of a leading railway industry company. Based on the SCI Database, current and future market volumes were determined in the segments rolling stock, system technology, infrastructure, services and turnkey projects. In addition, SCI Verkehr carried out a SWOT analysis of the most important competitors in the segments.

  • Strategic approaches for the after-market business in components

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr analysed various KPIs for the maintenance and repair of vehicles and the overhaul and reconditioning of components for a supplier. For individual components and markets, a more in-depth analysis of the profitability of the segment was carried out, to derive strategic approaches for the design of the business field in Europe.

  • Market analysis for signalling components in selected countries

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr investigated the market development, market accessibility and the competitive landscape of selected products and regions for a manufacturer of single-technology components.

  • Price benchmark for shunting locomotives

    Customer: Leasing company

    For an application for funding for the procurement of shunting locomotives, SCI Verkehr compares the costs of different locomotives. The focus is on alternative types of drive compared to a conventional diesel drive.

  • Demand analysis for drive components

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a manufacturer of chassis and drive components, SCI Verkehr analyses the current market development and competitive situation for selected components. In addition, the needs of customers and potential customers are recorded and measures for the strategic planning and orientation of the business are derived.

  • Analysis Full Service Contracts Passenger Transport

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr analyses current full service contracts in passenger rail transport on behalf of a rail vehicle manufacturer. For this purpose, the corresponding projects are evaluated with regard to their durations, volumes, vehicle types and services.

  • Valuation of potential foreign markets

    Customer: Financier

    On behalf of a financier, SCI Verkehr analysed and evaluated potential foreign markets. In doing so, both the market development and the market environment were considered. This was intended to help identify risks and challenges when entering the market.

  • Global rolling stock fleet data

    Customer: Industrial company

    On behalf of an industrial group, SCI Verkehr provides data on global rolling stock fleets to be integrated into the clients database, which is utilised with regard to the component aftermarket, in particular.

  • Market analysis - yellow fleet

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr is analysing the market for track construction machines and maintenance trains (yellow fleet), which are used for new construction and reconstruction as well as maintenance of track infrastructure and electrification. In addition to the analysis of the current market and competitive situation, there is also an outlook of the requirements up to the year 2030.

  • Current and future vehicle deliveries of electrically powered rail vehicles

    Customer: Supplier for electrical components

    On behalf of a supplier of electrical components, SCI Verkehr is compiling an overview of current and expected vehicle deliveries of electric traction units in the near future. In addition to orders already placed, this also includes options, tenders and announcements of vehicle projects for locomotives, multiple units, trams and metros.

  • Market volumes and market shares for strategic business segment planning

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier group in the rail vehicle industry, SCI Verkehr has prepared market data for strategic business segment planning on a yearly basis. This encompasses the differentiation and analysis of market volumes and underlying drivers based on vehicle segments as well as world market regions.

  • Overview of rail freight and business plan

    Customer: Leasing company

    For a freight wagon lessor, SCI Verkehr compiles an analysis of the European rail freight market. The most important segments and their drivers are presented and forecasted. In addition, SCI Verkehr reviews the assumptions for the client´s business plan.

  • Supply and demand analysis of locomotives with consideration of rail freight operators and freight traffic flows

    Customer: Leasing company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the development of supply and demand for mainline locomotives in Europe. The main traffic flows in intermodal transport were presented and supplemented by an analysis of the largest operators of intermodal services.

  • Passenger market forecast Germany

    Customer: Rail vehicle maintenance company

    SCI Verkehr is preparing a forecast of regional rail passenger transport (SPNV) in Germany up to 2030 for a rail vehicle maintenance company. The forecast is based on the SCI/Database.

  • Market overview European rolling stock leasing fleet

    Customer: Leasing companies

    SCI Verkehr supported an association consisting of leasing companies in presenting the European rolling stock leasing market. Using the SCI database, SCI Verkehr provided a market overview of the leasing fleets currently used in passenger and freight transport.

  • Market analysis European rail market

    Customer: Steel producer

    On behalf of a leading steel producer, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of market developments as well as the competitive landscape in the European market for rail steel.

  • Periodic Market Monitoring Rail Market

    Customer: Financial service provider

    SCI Verkehr supported a financial service provider with a regular high-level monitoring report on the European rolling stock market. In the scope of the project, SCI Verkehr provided a report on a quarterly basis including the most important events with a focus on railway operators, manufacturers and leasing companies.

  • Analysis ECM market

    Customer: Rail vehicle maintenance company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the impact of the mandatory introduction of ECM (Entity in Charge of Maintenance) functions in Europe on the business of a rail vehicle maintenance company. For this purpose, customers and competitors were surveyed with regard to their plans for implementing the ECM regulations. In addition, possible offer models for the client were derived.

  • Vehicle registration workshop

    Customer: Financing bank

    Together with a financing bank, SCI Verkehr is conducting an internal bank workshop on the approval of rail vehicles in the context of the new regulation by ERA.

  • Data on the Continental European Freight Wagon Market

    Customer: International freight transport company

    For use in a teaser document, SCI Verkehr provides data and figures about the Continental European freight wagon market.

  • Asset requirements up to the year 2030

    Customer: financier

    On behalf of a financier, SCI Verkehr analyses the transport market and the resulting needs with regard to the procurement of new assets. In addition to the purely quantitative forecast of the transport market, a differentiation is made according to segments, corridors and changes in the (political) framework conditions. Therefore, the specifications of required assets (performance requirements, multi-system capability, etc.) for traction units are also estimated and - taking into account existing fleets - transferred into the demand forecast.

  • Market data for textile manufacturer

    Customer: Textile manufacturer

    On behalf of a textile manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses current and future procurement projects as well as the fleet sizes of passenger rail vehicles. The data is generated from the SCI database and made available in structured evaluation lists.

  • Market analysis wheelsets in Europe and China

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    For a European manufacturer of rail vehicle components, SCI Verkehr analysed the market and competitive landscape in the European and Chinese market for wheelsets. Recommendations for the market entry strategy in the Chinese market complemented the market and competition analysis.

  • Market analysis of level crossing protection systems in Germany and Austria

    Customer: Signalling provider

    SCI Verkehr investigated the German and Austrian market for level crossing protection systems (BÜSA) for a signalling technology provider. The analysis of the investment potential in new level crossing protection systems for the non-federally owned railways in the next 5 years was the focus of the market investigation.

  • Identification of potentials in conventional SGV in Europe

    Customer: Rail transport company active throughout Europe

    SCI Verkehr supported a German rail transport company in identifying and developing potential in conventional rail freight transport on European corridors. Based on a market report, internal workshops were organised and targeted potential customers are approached.

  • Requirements in the North American urban transport market

    Customer: component manufacturer

    For a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr prepared an overview of the requirements in the North American market, in particular the USA. Different segments of urban transport were taken into account, namely city buses, LRVs and metros. For these segments, SCI Verkehr also prepared an overview of the current market volume as well as a forecast of the market development until 2026.

  • Market monitoring railway market

    Customer: rail industry company

    SCI Verkehr supports a European rail industry company with regular market monitoring of European markets. As part of the project, SCI Verkehr produces a monthly report on the most important orders with a focus on rolling stock, services, infrastructure and signalling. SCI RAILDATA serves as the basis for the market monitoring.

  • Project list for consultancy company

    Customer: Consultancy company

    On behalf of a consultancy company, SCI Verkehr analyses  projects of rail vehicles in the Asian market. The data is generated from the SCI database and made available in a structured evaluation list.

  • Valuation of dual-mode locomotive fleet

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr evaluated the market environment and the possible applications for dual-mode locomotives. Both flexible application possibilities due to the dual-mode drive (electric or diesel engine) and the respective application advantages of four and six-axle locomotives were examined in more detail.

  • Commercial Due Diligence process to acquire a freight car leasing company

    Customer: International Infrastructure Manager

    SCI Verkehr assists an internationally active infrastructure manager in a CDD process, to acquire a freight car leasing company. Business plan assumptions and the target\\\'s growth strategy are reviewed.

  • Evaluation of foreign markets for rail vehicle investments

    Customer: Financier

    On behalf of a financier, SCI Verkehr analyses and evaluates potential foreign markets. Both the market development and the market environment are considered. This is intended to identify risks and challenges for market entry. In addition to regular service vehicles, investments in track construction machinery are also analysed and evaluated.

  • Market and competitive analysis of rail vehicle components

    Customer: Manufacturer for rail vehicle components

    For an Asian manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the competitive landscape as well as the current market volume in the global market for door systems for rail vehicles.

  • Data delivery LRV projects

    Customer: International consultancy firm

    SCI Verkehr delivers upcoming LRV tenders in selected European markets to an international consultancy firm. All projects are systematically registered and evaluated in the SCI database.

  • Spanish locomotive market expert talk

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr supported an internationally active financier with an expert talk on the Spanish market for locomotives.

  • Red Flag DD for a component manufacturer in the railway infrastructure segment

    Customer: Private Equity

    SCI Verkehr carried out a red flag due diligence on behalf of an investor. The target was a manufacturer of components for railway infrastructure.

  • Market potentials and vehicle concepts for intercity transport in Europe

    Customer: Financial investor

    On behalf of an investor, SCI Verkehr is analysing the market potential for (cross-border) intercity connections in Europe. In addition to evaluating routes with regard to a possible shift of short-haul flights to rail, SCI Verkehr also compares possible vehicle concepts with regard to their investment costs and performance parameters.

  • Business valuation freight wagon lessor for institutional investor

    Customer: Investor

    SCI Verkehr supported an internationally active institutional investor in the business valuation of a European freight car leasing company. Inputs for the business plan were provided and validated and the valuation model is built together with an external valuer.

  • Market analysis substations for railway electrification

    Customer: Catenary construction company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the market for substations in a European country for a catenary construction company. In addition to the market volumes, the study included an analysis of the competitive landscape and the barriers to market entry.

  • Creation and maintenance of a worldwide project monitoring tool

    Customer: Components manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr created a continuously maintained project monitoring tool for a manufacturer of rail vehicle components. With the help of this monitoring, the data and facts critical to success and decision-making were mapped. The customer receives information on the relevant vehicle projects and can initiate necessary product developments in good time. The current results can be accessed at any time on a customer-specific internet platform.

  • Annual update of market figures on the European components market

    Customer: component manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr supports a component manufacturer in the chassis/drivetrain sector with an annual update on the European vehicle market and the expected sales of relevant components.

  • Strategic market outlook: Demand for traction units in European rail transport until 2030

    Customer: leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr is analysing the demand for assets in European rail transport. The developments in both rail freight and passenger transport up to the year 2030 are examined more closely in order to derive specific requirements in the locomotive and multiple unit segment.

  • Workshop on public procurement strategies for PTA

    Customer: Financier

    SCI Verkehr conducted a workshop with a financier on the award strategies of public transport authorities in regional passenger transport. The topics covered were new vehicle procurement, vehicle financing, concept and quality rating as well as the effects of the Abellio crisis on the future strategies of the regional rail transport authorities in Germany.

  • Market overview France

    Customer:  Investment Company

    On behalf of an investment company, SCI Verkehr compiles a market overview of the French rail freight market using SCI DATABASE.

  • Market and asset valuation Open Access transport

    Customer: Private railway operator

    SCI Verkehr was commissioned by a private rail transport operator to assess the future potential for Open Access transport in various European markets. For this purpose, transport market and infrastructure development, the competitive situation and regulation were analysed. In addition, SCI Verkehr assessed the market value of passenger coaches according to the cost approach based on IVS 2020.

  • Benchmark on maintenance costs

    Customer: International maintenance provider for rail vehicles

    On behalf of an international maintenance company for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr is carrying out a brief analysis of maintenance costs on multiple units.

  • Overview of global transport market development

    Customer: Supplier

    On behalf of a supplier of railway components, SCI Verkehr analysed the development of the global transport markets differentiated by regions and segments. In particular, the influence of the COVID 19 pandemic and the forecast of the market development until 2025 were the focus of the analysis of rail freight transport, passenger transport and urban transport.

  • Market investigation: Railway sleepers in Europe

    Customer: Railway sleeper manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr supported a European manufacturer of railway sleepers with an investigation of the overall market (Europe) for sleepers with a focus on wooden sleepers. National and European regulations were taken into account and the expected development of demand for wooden sleepers was presented.

  • Strategic consulting for a leasing company

    Customer: Leasing company

    SCI Verkehr provided strategic advice to a leasing company on the expansion of its portfolio. For this purpose, various assets and markets were evaluated. In addition to analysing the strengths and weaknesses of potential locomotive types, supply and demand were assessed in various European markets. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr also spoke with potential customers of the leasing company.

  • Supply and demand analysis of locomotives

    Customer: Leasing company

    SCI Verkehr analysed the development of supply and demand for mainline locomotives in Europe.

  • Market analysis hydrogen trains

    Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr supported a leading manufacturer of rolling stock with a market analysis on hydrogen-powered railway vehicles. Existing and expected projects worldwide were analysed and the most important product platforms were examined. The market outlook is up to 2030 and also included a comparative analysis of life cycle costs compared to conventional railway vehicles. 

  • Analysis PSO awardings

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr analysed all SPNV contracts in Germany up to 2030 for a rail vehicle manufacturer and compiled the key figures in a data table. A particular focus was on data on the fleet in use, e.g. years of construction, number of seats or performance of the vehicles. The basis has been the SCI database, in which all SPNV awards and fleets are systematically documented.

  • Annual assessment freight wagon fleet

    Customer: European freight wagon lessor

    SCI Verkehr carried out an annual assessment update for a European freight wagon fleet (intermodal wagons). It was assessed on the basis of the IVS 2020 standards.

  • Evaluation of a track-laying machine

    Customer: Financier for rail vehicles

    SCI Verkehr supported a financier of rail vehicles in the evaluation of a modern track maintenance machine. SCI Verkehr has been available as an expert in the context of interviews.

  • Analysis of costs and regulations in rail freight transport

    Customer: Russian research institute

    On behalf of a research institute, SCI Verkehr analysed prices and regulations in rail freight transport in Europe, Asia and North America. SCI Verkehr examined in detail the various components of the prices and costs of rail freight operators for different types of traffic and the extent to which these costs are regulated.

  • Market outlook 2030 for intermodal transports

    Customer: Leasing company

    For the financing of a freight wagon fleet, SCI Verkehr prepared a market analysis of the intermodal transport segment. In addition to the development of demand, both intermodal and intramodal competition were analysed and potentials for the leasing business were derived from this.

  • Regular monitoring of procurement projects and market forecasts for the European rail vehicle market

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr created a continuously maintained project monitoring system for a leading international manufacturer of rail vehicles. With this monitoring, the data and facts critical to success and decision-making were mapped. The customer thus received information on the relevant vehicle projects in order to align its strategic plans accordingly.

  • Market and customer analysis of the European market for rail vehicles

    Customer: Rail vehicle manufacturer

    For a leading international rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed and forecast the current and future market volume for new rail vehicle procurement in Europe and selected other countries. A survey of private vehicle operators as well as important, planned procurement projects complemented the analysis.

  • Market value analysis freight wagons

    Customer: Freight wagon manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr advised a manufacturer of innovative freight wagons on the acquisition of financing models with the analysis of potential market value trends.

  • Market overview of various rail transport segments in Europe and derivation of leasing potential for rail vehicles

    Customer: leasing company

    SCI Verkehr analyses market prospects for various segments in rail transport up to the year 2030 for a Vendors Due Diligence (VDD). In addition to the rail freight market, the focus is on passenger transport, which is differentiated according to regional, publicly ordered transport and open-access transport in long-distance transport. In addition to the demand for vehicles, potentials for the leasing business are also determined.

  • 2030 market outlook for car transport wagons and transport services

    Customer: Leasing company

    For the financing of a freight wagon fleet, SCI Verkehr prepared a market analysis on the car transport market segment. In addition to the development of demand, the competition was also analysed and new requirements for car transport wagons and transport services resulting from electromobility in the passenger car segment were considered.

  • European Rail Operator

    Customer: European Rail Operator

    SCI Verkehr analyses the maintenance workshops in Germany regarding their abilities and facilities. Light and heavy maintenance as well as refurbishments will be included. Te project focuses on long-distance, regional and rail freight maintenance facilities. The result is going to be a full overview of German mainline rail maintenance sites.

  • Market data Railway Electrification in Europe

    Customer: Service Provider

    SCI Verkehr determines the market volume of various segments of railway electrification in Europe for a service provider.

  • Redeployment scenarios for used EMU-fleet in Germany

    Customer: Regional rail operator in Germany

    For a large regional rail operator in Germany, SCI Verkehr has conducted an analysis for possible redeployment franchises in the future for a section of its EMU-fleet. Thereby several regional rail franchises in the future were analysed. The study is based on the SCI Database, which includes all European franchise tenders.

  • Market analysis for freight wagon construction

    Customer: Industrial company

    On behalf of an industrial company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for innovative freight wagons in Europe, the competition between the different concepts and the landscape of freight wagon suppliers relevant to the European market. 

  • Overview of the locomotive leasing market in Europe

    Customer: Investment company

    SCI Verkehr supports a international investment company with a comprehensive analysis of the European locomotive leasing market, including competition between lessors.

  • Characteristics of UK rail market

    Customer: Trade association

    SCI Verkehr is compiling an overview of various characteristics of the rail market in UK for a Spanish trade association. Key figures on fleets and infrastructure as well as company information are identified and compiled.

  • Overview of rail vehicle manufacturers

    Customer: Manufacturer of train connection systems

    On behalf of a manufacturer of train connection systems, SCI Verkehr analysed the largest manufacturers of rail vehicles worldwide. The data was generated from the SCI database and made available in structured evaluation lists.

  • Preparation of basic principles for vehicle financing in rail transport

    Customer:  Financier

    SCI Verkehr supported an internationally active financier in setting up a branch for the financing of rail vehicles. Valuation methodologies, realisation risks and reuse scenarios were prepared for the areas of locomotives, traction units and freight wagons.

  • DRC assessment of modern electric locomotives

    Customer: International banking institution

    For a financing decision, SCI Verkehr evaluates the two most common types of electric locomotives in Europe. The valuation is carried out on the basis of a market analysis as well as an extensive asset benchmark using the DRC valuation approach.

  • Market potential for innovative track components in Germany

    Customer: Industrial group

    SCI Verkehr has been commissioned by an industrial group to analyse the market potential for innovative track components. The focus was on a market and competition analysis in Germany.

  • Competitive analysis of the European market for overhead contact line systems

    Customer:  Financial service provider 

    SCI Verkehr analyses the competitive landscape of suppliers of overhead contact line products in selected European countries for a financial services provider.

  • Expert assessment of the market situation for locomotives

    Customer:  Financier 

    SCI Verkehr supports a financier in the bidding process for vehicle financing through expert discussions on e-locomotives. The focus is on market values, supply and demand development and deployment risks.

  • Electrification projects in selected countries

    Customer: financial services provider

    For a financial services provider, SCI Verkehr delivered the new construction and expansion projects for railway electrification in selected European countries.

  • Vehicle assessment diesel locomotives in Germany

    Customer: Private investor

    SCI Verkehr supports a private investor with the valuation of modern diesel locomotives in the German market. The valuation is carried out using the replacement value method.

  • Market analysis of rail freight corridors 

    Customer: Private rail freight company 

    SCI Verkehr carried out a detailed corridor analysis in the European rail freight transport for a rail freight company. For this purpose, train numbers, market shares and capacities on selected lines were determined. 

  • Vehicle fleets in current PSO contracts

    Customer: Consultancy company

    On behalf of a customer, SCI Verkehr compiles an overview of all rail vehicles currently used in regional rail transport contracts. For each concession, the multiple units or series or locomotive-hauled sets are listed.

  • Market study for maintenance capacities for locomotives and freight wagons in Scandinavia

    Customer: European rolling stock leasing company

    On behalf of a large European rolling stock leasing company, SCI Verkehr conducts a market study to examine the maintenance capacities for locomotives and freight wagons in Scandinavia. The basis for the analysis is the SCI database, in which all maintenance locations are systematically recorded.

  • Locomotive leasing market overview

    Customer: International investment company

    SCI Verkehr supports an international investment company with a market overview of rail freight transport in Europe, including a forecast of rail freight volumes. The report also includes a comprehensive study of the European leasing market for locomotives as well as a company-specific detailed analysis of players in the leasing market.

  • Support in a VDD process

    Customer: Infrastructure fund

    Support in a VDD process of an European freight wagon lessor. Information for past development as well as short and long-terms forecasts for wagon lease rates and newbuilt prices. Overview of recent sale and lease-back transactions.

  • Provision of up-to-date world market data for the rail transport market

    Customer: German union

    Preparation of a global market overview for the rail transport market including segmentation, regional analysis and forecast.

  • Analysis of the European intercity market

    Customer: Consultancy company

    On behalf of a consulting firm, SCI has analysed the intercity market in Europe. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr has compiled, among other things, an overview of expected deliveries of passenger rail vehicles in the intercity segment, as well as a forecast of passenger transport market figures.

  • Support for the introduction of DAC in European rail freight transport

    Customer: Research Consortium

    Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) in rail freight transport is considered a key technology for achieving the European growth and climate protection targets by 2030. The realization of an EU-wide migration concept requires, among other things, the identification of locomotive series in European freight transport that are suitable for DAC retrofitting. SCI Verkehr is pleased to be able to support decision-makers in politics, science and the rail industry in answering this central question with the targeted evaluation and preparation of detailed locomotive fleet data from SCI DATABASE

  • Investment strategy for a freight wagon lessor

    Customer: freight wagon lessor

    Market and price development analysis for the European freight wagon market, resulting in the development of an investment strategy for a relevant freight wagon lessor for the next five years. Customer demand analysis and identification of relevant innovations for a future-oriented positioning.

  • Fleet strategy for tank wagons

    Customer: Leasing company

    On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for tank wagons and derived a fleet strategy with recommendations for potential investments and partnerships. In addition to the analysis of the existing oil & gas wagon fleet, the supply and demand development as well as the competitive situation in the tank wagon market were also considered.

  • Provision of published purchase prices of modern locomotives in Europe

    Customer:

    On behalf of a European rail vehicle manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analyses the purchase price development of modern locomotives in Europe. Price points derived from public sources serve as the basis for evaluation - continuously updated and processed in the SCI/DATABASE.

  • Market data on railway electrification in selected countries

    Customer: Service provider

    SCI Verkehr determines the market volume of various segments of railway electrification in selected European countries for a service provider.

  • Creation and maintenance of a worldwide project monitoring tool

    Customer: Components manufacturer

    For a manufacturer of rail vehicle components, SCI Verkehr created a continuously maintained project monitoring system. With this monitoring, the data and facts critical to success and decision-making were mapped. The customer thus received information on the relevant vehicle projects and can initiate necessary product developments in time.

  • Market figures for rail vehicles and their drive components

    Customer: Supplier Group

    SCI Verkehr annually prepares data on market shares and market volumes for a supplier company in the rail vehicle segment for its strategic planning. The figures are broken down by vehicle segment and differentiate between the various drive types and power transmission options.

  • Overview of current rail vehicle deliveries in the UK

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr is compiling an overview of all current and known future deliveries of rail vehicles in Great Britain. In addition to providing delivery volumes and delivery times, it also lists key technical data for the vehicles.

  • Development and forecast of delivery figures and technological trends for rail vehicles in various market segments

    Customer:  Supplier Group 

    For a supplier group, SCI Verkehr analyses the deliveries of rail vehicles differentiated by segment and provides data for its strategic planning every six months. The figures are regionally differentiated and take into account current drivers and technological developments in the individual market segments.

  • Detailed fleet database with vehicle components

    Customer: Component manufacturer

    On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr is building a fleet database for selected vehicle types:This includes rail vehicles in several world market regions and shows the relevant components installed in the drive system. In combination with other IT systems of the customer, the fleet database is used primarily in the after-sales area for the spare parts business and the identification of potentials in the refurbishment of vehicles.

  • Rail vehicle procurement projects

    Customer: Global industrial group

    On behalf of a global industrial company, SCI Verkehr analysed all current and future procurement projects for rail passenger vehicles. The data was generated from the SCI database and made available in structured evaluation lists.

  • Analysis of the rail passenger market in Germany

    Customer: Consultancy company

    On behalf of a consultancy company, SCI Verkehr has compiled market volumes of the German rail vehicle passenger market for OEM and After-Sales Market. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr analysed specific modernisation projects.

  • Continuous evaluation of a rail vehicle portfolio

    Customer: Refinancing credit institution

    A refinancing credit institution commissioned SCI Verkehr for initial and subsequent valuations for an extensive rolling stock portfolio in Europe and North America. The results of the calculation were used internally at the client for the assessment of credit risks. In addition to the semi-annual portfolio valuation according to IVS 2020, SCI Verkehr supported the client at regular intervals at short notice with additional market analyses and expert discussions.

  • Digitization of operations monitoring processes

    Customer: Industrial group

    Monitoring and ensuring safety in rail operations includes not only control and safety technology, but also other aspects (e.g. fire protection, vandalism, etc.) in vehicles, at stations as well as along the track, which are monitored in the operations control center. On behalf of an industrial client, SCI Verkehr is analysing the potential for new construction and upgrades of integrated safety systems in North America, Asia and Europe.

  • Market value analysis freight wagons

    Customer: Freight wagon manufacturer

    SCI Verkehr advises a manufacturer of innovative freight wagons on the acquisition of financing models with the analysis of potential market value trends.

  • Market and customer analysis ECM

    Customer: Rail vehicle maintenance company

    SCI Verkehr conducted a market and customer analysis for ECM services on behalf of a service provider for rail vehicle maintenance. For this purpose, interviews were conducted with various market participants. As a result, SCI Verkehr determined the market potential for its customer.

  • Fleet Database, Project Outlook and Market Forecast

    Customer:

    SCI Verkehr provided a global database on the market for rail vehicles for the strategic planning of a vehicle manufacturer. This included a fleet database with all current vehicle stocks, a project outlook with expected projects and current tenders as well as a market forecast to predict future sales potential.

  • Market potential study monorail systems

    Customer: Association

    The challenges for urban transport systems are increasing worldwide due to ongoing urbanisation and the resulting demand for transport. As part of a market study, SCI Verkehr analysed the current demand and competitive situation as well as the market potential for monorail systems as an alternative or supplement to conventional light rail or metro systems.

  • Development of railway infrastructure worldwide

    Customer: Industrial company

    For the strategic planning of an industrial company, SCI Verkehr analysed the railway systems and the development of the rail infrastructure worldwide. An essential part of the contract, which runs over several years, was the provision of data on transport development and an outlook on current and upcoming investment projects, as well as the resulting perspective of the markets in the railway segment. In addition to the global view at regional level, SCI Verkehr prepared detailed country analyses in three focus regions.

  • Commercial due diligence on a rail vehicle leasing company

    Customer: Investor 

    SCI Verkehr supported an investor in the preparation of a CDD in the run-up to the submission of a non-binding offer. Together with other consultants, fleet strategies, investment planning and corporate KPIs were reviewed.