At QuEST, we believe rail is and will be an integral part of all viable and sustainable mobility concepts. Working together with our customers (Module providers, Operators and Integrators), it is our endeavor to create holistic, future proof mobility solutions to meet the challenges of a digital tomorrow and optimize value for our customers while delivering memorable experiences for today's passengers.
QuEST's extensive global footprint enables us to remain close to our customers throughout their transformation journeys and provide the most optimal solution according to their business objectives.
Creating the Frontier with customers for safer, cleaner, reliable and more economical journeys
Europe - the hub of all leading rail activities, is partly dependent on antiquated legacy systems that are becoming more difficult or nearly impossible to maintain. To accelerate digitization and thus secure the future of the rail industry, stakeholders must change the way the industry operates and focus on Asset management, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Digitalization of Freight Logistics Services and New Mobility Services.
Over the last decade module/system providers as well as rail integrators have globalized their engineering and manufacturing activities. Many have migrated 20 to 25% of their product engineering to Best Cost Country locations. We expect this trend to increase upwards of 35% in the coming years.
Cost aside, rail OEMs are also challenged by stringent project timelines. With operators seeking timelines to be halved, all players in the value chain need to leverage in-house capabilities along with 3rd party capability to meet stringent deadlines.
OEMs are under constant pressure to expedite their deliveries to meet stringent timelines. They no longer enjoy the luxury of micro-managing project execution within their supply chain. Hence, there is a greater demand for suppliers capable of offering turnkey solutions. These could be hardware providers - module/ system/sub-system, engineering service providers or technology providers.
To reduce the drag, OEMs seek partnerships with solution providers who have width and depth of capability, and can provide a wide range of solutions, across multiple geographies.
With the advent of digital, the Rail industry is expected to transform significantly to improve asset performance, reduce downtime and minimize inefficiencies. Business and operations models are also being remodeled to increase emphasis on a XAAS models (X-As-A Service).
Greater standardization across borders (Esp. Europe), a more integrated approach and emerging technologies will drive the Rail transport of tomorrow.
Services and Fleet segment is forecasted to grow significantly in the coming years. (EUR 19 billion - module providers and integrators). This will be accelerated by new business models, solutions from the digital space and service data analytics, such as predictive maintenance and real-time monitoring.
As business models shift from a product-only delivery to lifecycle management, the profit pool share for OEMs will no longer come from just selling new vehicles and modules, but will be a combination of selling the product as well as service and maintenance over its full lifecycle.
QuEST has the width and depth of experience in the equipment domain. Some of the rolling stock equipment that we have engineered include: Propulsion Systems (Traction & Auxiliaries Systems), TCMS, Interiors equipment, Sealed Car Bodies, Electrical Wiring Inter Connect Systems (Electrical & Electro-mechanical systems) and more.Read more
QuEST has diverse rolling stock vehicle engineering capabilities that include System Engineering, Vehicle Performance, Systems & Sub-Systems installation & Integration on the Vehicle, Vehicle Validation, Train Controls Software Engineering, Vehicle Architecture, Vehicle Verification & Validation, Platform Engineering and Engineering Project Planning & Scheduling.Read more
QuEST has a width of experience in Fleet and Service support and we have executed a range of projects that involve major and minor modifications to fleet vehicles, modules and signaling systems, supported our customers with retrofit solutions and undertaken life extension as well as fleet refurbishment.Read more
Within the signaling domain QuEST undertakes capability based partnering with our customers with optimized best cost country content while ensuring solution delivery for ERTMS, CBTC and PTC. We also have capabilities to develop and validate signaling software to SIL 4 and support customers in new product engineering, project engineering and platform engineering and software engineering.Read more
QuEST provides a range of solutions for operators that include traffic management, asset management, video surveillance, real time data analytic solutions, etc. While developing solutions we bring in our domain knowledge of the Rail industry and combine it with the best practices from other industry verticals.Read more
Fleet size of approx. 190 trains running 500KM of trackRead More
Daily monitoring of the health of onboard equipment and units for all field Trials/FTON’s associated with new software releases.Read More
Auxiliary converter design providing high electrical power capacity of 265 kVA , serves all IR demands in diverse segments.Read More
100% On-time delivery for multiple releases and ~50 % savings utilizing QuEST resources vs. hiring internal resourcesRead More
AR application from QUEST helped optimize assembly and disassembly sequence of the Bogie componentsRead More
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