ANSF, Italy's National Railways Safety Agency, has recognised TÜV Italia as Verificatore Indipendente Sicurezza (VIS). Based on this recognition, the inspection and certification organisation can now provide assessment of railway systems according to Italy's Notified National Technical Rules (NNTR-I). TÜV Italia is a 100% subsidiary of the TÜV SÜD Group and supplies all its rail services under the umbrella of the Rail business unit.
“Recognition by ANSF presents us with a significant expansion of our current service portfolio”, says Klaus Michael Bosch, Business Unit Manager Rail at TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD Rail's suite of services includes approval of rolling stock and rail infrastructure according to the new German Railway Commission Authorisation Regulation (EIGV) and testing as a Notified Body (NoBo) within the scope of conformity assessment and certification according to the European Interoperability Directive 2008/57/EC. Services provided by TÜV SÜD's rail experts cover all areas of rail transport – from rolling stock for conventional trains, metro trains and high-speed trains to infrastructure and signalling systems.
With 24,000-plus staff at over 1,000 locations, TÜV SÜD is among the leading technical service providers. TÜV SÜD's Rail business unit offers one-stop solutions for rail systems throughout the world. The business unit's service portfolio covers inspection, certification, testing and training along the entire rail value chain. Further information is available at www.tuev-sued.de/rail.
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