Provide railway operators with first-class standards
Rail transport has been liberalised across Europe. This poses a particular challenge for the railway industry.
It comes with increasing competition, especially in the EU’s goods market.
Railways need ‘ready-to-run’ transportation systems that meet the many different requirements of individual countries. This is in addition to complying with restrictive regulatory requirements.
That’s not all. Railway operators require suppliers to meet particularly high standards of quality. These include providing proven solutions for cars, facilities and operating equipment
If you’re a supplier in the railway industry, TÜV SÜD can help you meet these standards with International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certification.
IRIS is an initiative led by the Union of the European Railway Industries (UNIFE). It’s largely instigated and supported by four of the largest system manufacturers: Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom and AnsaldoBreda.
IRIS is based on the internationally recognised quality standard ISO 9001. It’s specific to the railway industry and designed to evaluate management systems.
The underlying aim of IRIS is to improve the quality and reliability of the rolling stock produced by improving the whole supply chain.
With the IRIS certificate, you have proof that your products meet the highest standards of excellence in the railway industry.