Unified standards are incredibly important in a business that relies as heavily on interoperability as railway traffic.
VPI and its member companies are active in many ways within European and international standardisation bodies, engaging with the technical work of the relevant committees, working groups and associations as well as in their management. We lend our technical expertise and experience when it comes to shaping the technical contents of standards at the national, European and international levels.
The industry needs sound standards for the construction, maintenance and operation of railway systems. Standards make a significant contribution to ensuring the market viability of innovative solutions. Not by chance was the first standard locomotive (produced in 1925) one of the milestones in the history of DIN, the standardisation institute for German industry.