DB signs up to international rail standard

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNIFE to further the development of a new international rail industry standard.

The agreement is a further step toward establishing the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) as the gold standard for companies in the rail sector.

Set up in 2005, IRIS, which to date has certified 1,200 companies around the world, is based on the recognised ISO 9001 quality standard with the addition of rail-specific elements.

The MoU was signed at DB’s headquarters in Berlin between UNIFE chairman Lutz Bertling and DB’s Dr Volker Kefer.

Bertling said: “Deutsche Bahn is one of the largest and most influential railway undertakings in Europe and the world – to see their commitment to the further development of the IRIS standard and, thus, towards the continued improvement of quality in the rail equipment supply chain is commendable and a major endorsement for IRIS.

“IRIS looks forward to continued fruitful cooperation with Deutsche Bahn on quality.”

 

3 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Rail News

Celebrations as transformational Elizabeth line begins operations

The transformational Elizabeth line opened yesterday (Tuesday 24 May) to an incredible reception from Londoners and transport enthusiasts from...

More like this...