We inspire and work with the greatest organisations to create world-leading rail engineering solutions.
With one eye on the horizon, we are well-aware of the challenges OEMs are starting to face. The post COVID-19 world has fast tracked the rail industry to intensify its focus on process digitalisation. Meanwhile, climate change has reinforced the need to develop innovative and environmentally safe rail networks – as governments set deadlines for industries to provide and operate carbon-neutral networks.
Businesses need to think faster, be more competitive and design solutions that link in a smart way with the rest of the increasingly sophisticated infrastructure.
QuEST Global understands current and emerging financial and operational challenges rail businesses face. We provide the latest and very best services to address these challenges in design, development, manufacture and sales. We tailor these services to our customers’ needs, so they can pass on the benefits of cutting-edge technology to rail companies worldwide for safer, cleaner, reliable and more economical journeys.
Ultimately, we solve challenges to help passengers reach destinations and keep freight on the move more effortlessly, while accelerating development and decreasing costs.
Europe is home to some of the most famous railway routes, but they are built on aging structures and foundations. Modern digital platforms focus on longevity and maintenance to ensure they have a long and sustainable future.
To achieve this, we must push the technical boundaries of asset management, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, digitised freight logistics, and the ‘new mobility’ revolution.
Our capabilities allow businesses to take advantage of technologies such as augmented reality to track procedures and costs, testing systems which can operate from thousands of miles away, and 3D modelling to visualise new and innovative technologies.
Driving a reduction in costs has led many businesses to move up to 25% of their product engineering to Best Cost Countries. This will grow in the coming years as the transport modal shift towards more environmentally sustainable solutions such as rail become more urgent. We help businesses enable greater prosperity through leveraging our best cost regions and bringing specialists together on projects thanks to our extensive geographical footprint.
As businesses spread their operations worldwide, it is essential that the right technology is implemented to reduce any operational and quality challenges that can emerge from this way of working. Companies such as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) must still meet tight deadlines and maintain a consistent level of high-quality engineering. This is where we add value – helping them work fast to meet new challenges, whilst working with them to test, monitor and protect their investments over the long term.
Our inspiring people inspire people to think about new ways of doing things – at how technology can deliver better and more efficient results. We employ industry-leading experts to complement in-house teams across the world. By bringing together great and like-minded minds, we are stronger together.
When an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) has a tight deadline there is no time to micromanage suppliers. They need to work with businesses that can deliver full turnkey solutions – for services and components. We have complete start-to-finish capability and a truly visionary global reach. Our teams work seamlessly, integrating themselves into customer organisations and becoming an integral and important part of their ongoing journey. This starts right at the beginning, before the bidding process for work has even started. We can work with clients through every step of the process, enabling ever-greater design, construction and aftercare capabilities.
A digital world is a faster, more effective place in which to live and work.
Everything is about delivering a swift, efficient service: whether the need is for a tried-and-tested or bespoke solution. We must always challenge the word “impossible” and create a rail legacy that will inspire others to seek the art of the “possible”.
To create a coherent digital future for rail, we are seeing more standardisation of technology and how it will be delivered across Europe. A unified set of requirements means demand for the highest quality is going to become an everyday requirement. This is where we make a difference.
But it is not just about improved systems. We have partnered with customers to bring transformation within and beyond rail. This includes transforming project execution through streamlined methods like ‘make and buy’ and building strong links within client supply chains. We encourage businesses to bring their expertise together, merging into constructive industry powerhouses.
Growing fleets of advanced trains are driving rail networks into a greener future.
As these trains are entering the service of populations and businesses, they are governed by the latest technology. This technology can track a train’s exact place in the network and predict when it will need maintenance. To keep on top of competitors, companies need to put the best systems in place to keep these trains moving.
Manufacturers of this new generation of rolling stock will not just prosper from sales, but by providing life cycle management services that protect these trains now and in the future. We help manufacturers expand their capability and work smarter – potentially supporting train fleet development from conception through to creation and beyond. When a train is deployed on the network, we can provide maintenance, testing and management methodologies.
Our breadth of experience covers all aspects of equipment required in the rail industry. Some of the equipment we have engineered includes Propulsion Systems, TCMS, Interiors equipment, Car bodies, Electrical Wiring Inter-Connect Systems, and more.
QuEST focuses on solutions that increase the life of rolling stock, with optimised maintenance that reduces costs and keeps trains on the track. Our turnkey methodologies for integrated systems and solutions cover all aspects of rolling stock engineering, keeping fleets at the leading edge, and their passengers on time.
The best fleet is a reliable fleet. Modifications to fleet and services support the life extension of rolling stock and aids fleet refurbishment. We have completed projects that involve both major and minor modifications to fleet vehicles and modules.
We enable market-leading design methods and technology to develop new signalling solutions. As we do this, we always look to the future with our clients to create next-generation systems. We understand the digitisation of signalling is essential to upgrading the world’s rail infrastructure. QuEST is part of that revolution, using our global reach to help implement Best Cost Country content while delivering to SIL-4 standards.
Operators have a lot to consider for the day-to-day operations of the railway, so integrated solutions which combines rail industry knowledge with understanding gained from across the transport sector allow for greater success when it comes to management and data analytics.
Our video demonstrates how we have worked with Rolling Stock OEMs to redefine driver cab ergonomics to create safer and more efficient train driving.
QuEST transformed a leading Rolling Stock OEM’s process from start to finish to standardise safety and maintenance to improve its Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS)
Watch how we helped a major rail OEM to achieve a near 100% success rate for testing on all major train control management system function groups.
QuEST designs and develops mechanical systems, electrical systems, software and hardware. We cut cost and weight for our clients whilst pushing for better manufacturing process, performance and reliability.
We support the rail industry’s verification and validation processes for both software and hardware. We test systems, units, software to software, and software to hardware. Our specialised test lab allows us to help customers build simulations and test racks.
Our engineering analysis includes hardware modules, systems and structures – using everything from classic stress testing to advanced computational fluid dynamics.
We can audit, negotiate terms and track down scarce materials. We also keep high standards through tracking conformance, speed of delivery and overall supplier performance.
QuEST helps clients develop communications systems which improve the safety and efficiency of networks. See how we did this by building the first ever heavy-haul SIL4 with a client, which covered more than 500km of track and 190 trains – driving revenue up by 15 to 20 per cent.Read 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
We use augmented reality to take engineering onto the next level. We created an application which allowed teams of engineers to identify the correct procedure in any given situation, whilst tracking material cost and quality.Read More