Current conditions for the VPI-EMG

A fee is charged for procuring and using the VPI European Maintenance Guide (VPI-EMG). An annual service fee must be paid to VPI European Rail Service GmbH (VERS) for use of the guide. All updates and translations are included in this fee. A one-time surcharge must additionally be paid upon the first procurement. The surcharge is also due if the annual service fee was not paid in the previous year.


Annual service fee

The amount of the annual service fee is based on the size and number of the organisational units of a company / company group using the guide. There is also a differentiation between members and non-members of a UIP association. A written verification of membership must be provided by the recipient. The service fee is halved if the guide is procured for the first time after 30 September of the current year. Changes to the users of a company group must be reported to the VERS office by 31 January. Locations of a company group that are added in the course of a year will be retroactively billed for the current year with a supplemental invoice according to the cost table. There is no reimbursement for locations that are eliminated. Invoicing always takes place in the first quarter of the year. The statutory payment period of 30 days applies.

Contribution scheme for the annual service fee
Organisational unit member code member price in EUR non-member code non-member price in EUR
Keeper/ECM with more than 10,000 wagons* GM 8.000 GNM 24.000
Keeper/ECM with up to 10,000 wagons* or workshop with wheelset refurbishment HWM 3.000 HWNM 9.000
Workshop without wheelset refurbishment WM 2.500 WNM 7.500
Mobile service units or other use (e.g. consulting, training, certification) MSM 2.000 MSNM 6.000
Additional users of a company group**
Keeper/ECM with up to 10,000 wagons* or workshop with wheelset refurbishment N2M 1.000 N2NM 3.000
Workshop without wheelset refurbishment N3M 850 N3NM 2550
Mobile service units or other use (e.g. consulting, training, certification) N4M 650 N4NM 1.950

* Entire fleet of the company group

**The largest organisational unit always pays the full amount, the other units pay the respective reduced amount

 

First procurement

Upon first procurement of the VPI-EMG, a one-time surcharge must be paid in addition to the annual service fee:

- EUR 2,000.00 for members of a UIP association
- EUR 5,000.00 for non-members

Edition: 01/07/2020

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