Expleo transformed a bare shell building in the city of Hyderabad into a modern, state-of-the-art laboratory. The lab features tailored test rigs designed to improve the efficiency, and therefore costs, of vehicle test validation and, ultimately, certification.
Project background & challenge
Our client, a world-leading train and infrastructure manufacturer, aims to create a comprehensive suite of Vehicle Systems Testing facilities across the globe to accommodate the testing requirements of several product families and, as such, ensure that the costs of vehicle testing on the rail networks are reduced. However, in the region of Hyderabad in India, it was lacking an adequate suite of facilities for train systems integration and validation.
First, Expleo modernised the basic existing facility to create test rig laboratory that would be safer, more “human-friendly” and watertight. We then provided civil engineering services and installed hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical equipment, in line with health and safety requirements.
Thanks to our expertise in rail, aerospace and automotive domains, we co-designed the entire supply chain for the civil engineering and test rig team with a key partner and delivered all the necessary commodities. We project managed the entire programme on behalf of the client.
We are now working with the client to support the vehicle test schedules to help minimise the number and complexity of challenges encountered during vehicle testing out on the rail network during certification.
Thanks to our expertise in rail vehicle testing and our global footprint – with three offices in India – we were able to use our unique and vast range of services, from civil engineering to project management, procurement, commissioning and certification, and share best practices to create brand new testing facilities.
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QUALITY & TESTING
Expleo reinvents and operates testing processes all along the product validation cycle, from product validation to product conformity.