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Postal address Paseo de la Castellana, 127 - 2 floor, letter A
E-28046 Madrid. Spain
Telephone +34 91 764 72 21   E-mail Web  
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Entity for Certification, Safety Evaluation and Inspection for railway system, Trams and Metros. CERTIFER Group, third certification entity worldwide, and first in Europe, has 24 international locations (Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and branches in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates).

Management team

CEO: Pierre Kadziola. Managing Director Belgium: Jean-Marc Dupas. Director Spanish Branch: Lucas Sánchez Ugalde.

Activity Training, certification,research.

Main products and services

-    Certification and Safety in Rolling Stock, Infrastructure, Energy, Control-Command and Signalling, and Maintenance Entities.
-    Notified Body (NoBo) for all subsystems and their constituents (Interoperability Directive).
-    Designated Body (DeBo) in: Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Austria Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and Finland
-    Independent Safety Assessment Body (ISA) recognised in all Member States, Switzerland, Algeria, Turkey, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Austria and Scandinavia.
-    Accredited Entity for the certification of Adif Technical Specifications.
-    Independent Assessment Body (AsBo) accredited under Regulation (EU) No 402/2013 and Recommendation 2011/217/UE.
-    Testing entity for the technical compatibility between rolling stock and track.
-    Certification entity for the Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) and workshops
-    Assessment body for Safety management systems.
-    Entity for the voluntary verification.
-    Independent Cyber Security assessment.
-    Management Systems Audits & Certification.


Top products: TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, RESEARCH: 1. Recognition of CERTIFER Spain as DeBo in Portugal.


Activities by year

In 2022, CERTIFER achieved the accreditation as DeBo for Portugal, being the first entity outside the country to do so. The incorporation of our expertise to the Portuguese market has as main objective to help the Portuguese railway sector in its development towards interoperability.

In September 2022, CERTIFER Group completed the acquisition of the Transport business of global engineering and technical consultancy Vysus. It adds to our current portfolio of services the expertise of a team that has built a solid reputation for developing a market differentiating solution in the transport sector in Scandinavia.

Over the past 25 years, we have become a leader in testing, inspection and certification. In addition to diversifying our activities, we have strengthened international presence, which now includes 24 locations and 280 people worldwide.

Main achievements of CERTIFER in 2022:
-    FERTAGUS awards us the first project in the field of DeBo Portugal.
-    Completed its ISA mission for the extension of line 4 of the Paris metro.
-    Has been selected by the Serbian Railway Infrastructure JSC as Notified Body in a consortium led by DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH for the Works Supervision and Support to PIU for Reconstruction and Modernization of Railway line “Niš-Dimitrovgrad” (Serbia)
-    Awarded its first contract in Italia from ECM., a company part of the signal division of Progress Rail (Caterpillar – USA) to carry out ISA, DeBo, AsBo and Laboratory mission of the new CCS on-board subsystem installation on four different types of OTMs.
-    Awarded a new contract from the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to support them on Vehicle Authorisations applications.
-    Chosen to be the safety certification entity for the innovative People Mover project that will connect São Paulo Airport (GRU) to nearby train station.
-    Awarded the Independent Safety Assessment contract on the new Alstom X’trapolis 2.0 project in Melbourne.
-    Completed the DeBo and AsBo assessment of the Stadler WESTbahn 1 and 2 which will operate in Germany.
-    Awarded an Independent Safety Assessment mission for the lines D and E of the Réseau Ferroviaire Rapide (RFR) of Tunis.
-    Awarded by STADLER RAIL VALENCIA S.A. in April 2022 for the certification of the maintenance activities of Management Function (Function I), Maintenance Development Function (Function II), Fleet Maintenance Management Function (Function III) and Maintenance Execution Function (Function IV), in its facilities in Valencia, on Locomotives and Self-propelled Units.
-    Delivered the « Entity in Charge of Maintenance” (ECM) certification to the SNCB in Belgium for all its workshops encompassing the maintenance of passenger and freight rolling stock.
-    Successfully certified for Hitachi Rail STS the group of interoperability constituents Bi-Standard ERTMS/TVM of Velaro Siemens trains.
-    Awarded a new contract from Alstom in Italy for the EMU POP 2.0.
-    Awarded by SNCF Réseau for AsBo, NoBo and DeBo missions in the framework of the deployment of the new ARGOS solution.
-    Completed the tests campaign in Belgium and the Netherlands for ERTMS baseline 3 for Siemens of E320 Eurostar trains.


Areas All European Union countries, Switzerland, Norway, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Chili, Peru, China.

Certifications Accreditations:
ISO 17065 (ETI, ETH, ET, EEM)
ISO 17020 (ISA, IA)
ISO 17021 (ISO 9001)

NoBo, DeBo, ISA, AsBo, ECM, OQA, KSA – ICP

Turnover Certifer Group 2022: 36.4 million Euro
No. of employees 280
Activities Training, certification, research.
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