Competence and service

VERS keeps service on track – all across Europe

VPI European Rail Service GmbH (VERS) is a subsidiary of VPI. The company provides a wide range of services for VPI members and other companies in the railway traffic sector. Our best-known product is the VPI European Maintenance Guide (VPI-EMG).

VPI website

VPI is the industry association for private keepers of wagons as well as workshops in Germany. Its goal is to ensure a good technical, legal and operational framework in railway traffic. Together with over 265 member companies, VPI offers sustainable and economical solutions to promote the growth of the railway sector – within the various committees and working groups of the sector and as a strong voice to advise policymakers in Berlin.

Technical assessment

A successful audit by VERS is considered a sought-after verification of quality for workshops. Keepers and ECMs can be confident that these workshops operate reliably on the basis of the VPI-EMG.


Our VPI European Maintenance Guide – VPI-EMG for short – offers wagon keepers practical recommendations for the organisation of a modern maintenance management system that can be employed across Europe.

Finding workshops

Our database offers the ability to search specifically for services in over 200 workshops that have undergone technical assessments.

VPI-EMG recipients

Who makes use of the VPI-EMG? The list of recipients of our guide for maintenance of wagons offers an overview.