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(Centro de Ensayos y Análisis CETEST, S.L.)

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Postal address Lazkaibar s/n
E-20200 Beasain. Guipúzcoa. Spain
Telephone +34 943 02 86 90   E-mail Web  
Company data
Management team

General Manager: Asier Jauregi. Technical Director: Lara Erviti. Commercial Director: Eva Martínez.

Activity Engineering and Consulting, Other (Testing).
Main products and services

CETEST is an independent and accredited testing test and analysis centre, specialized in railway sector. Its activity is centered on validating and approving new train designs or train modifications. It also provides test and consultancy services in this field.
CETEST provides a flexible and tailor-maid service to its customers, including train and equipment manufacturers, train operators, certification bodies and infrastructure managers. Its testing and consulting services cover all the value chain: R+D, design, certification and operation in service.
With more than 40 years of accumulated experience in railway sector, our test services cover a wide range of activities. A summary of these is presented below:
- Structural resistance and fatigue of bogie frames and bolsters
- Structural resistance and fatigue of components and subassemblies
- Validation of wheels, axles, wheelsets    
- Validation of gearboxes and axle boxes
- Vehicle dynamics on test bench: stationary tests.
- Vehicle dynamics on track (including instrumented wheelsets)
- Current collection quality: contact forces assessment, arcs measurement, uplift.
- Acoustics
- Vibrations including modal analysis
- Aerodynamics
- Climatic tests
- Energy consumption & regeneration
- Electromagnetic compatibility: track circuit and axle counter compatibility tests, Field radiated EMI, exposure to magnetic fields.
- Traction and brake performance.


Top products: TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, RESEARCH: 1. Instrumented Wheelsets for Wheel-Rail Contact Forces Y/Q Measurement and 2. Structural testing.


Activities by year

CETEST has performed tests for manufacturers like CAF (Amsterdam Metro, Quito Metro, Flytoget Oslo, Civity NS, Birmigham Tram), ALSTOM (Mumbai L3 Metro in India, TMB in Barcelona, Bogie Flexx, Frankfurt Tram, Zefiro Ilsa in Spain), STADLER (Ottawa project in Canada, Carltrain in USA, ATR803 in Italy), TCDD and TURASAS (Turkey), and INFRASTRUCTURAS DE PORTUGAL among others. CETEST has also tested special machinery for PLASSER & THEURER and MATISA, operators like EUSKOTREN, or certification entities like CERTIFER.

Areas All over the world.

Certifications Accreditation as Testing Laboratory according to UNE-EN/ISO - IEC 17025:2017.
Certification of Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2008 Standard. Specific certification for aerospace sector according to EN 9100:2010 Standard.
Certification of Environmental Management System according to ISO 14001:2004 Standard.
Certification of Non Destructive Tests EN 9712.

Turnover 10.98 million Euros
Activities Training, certification, research, Engineering and consulting, Others.
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