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Postal address Lazkaibar s/n
E-20200 Beasain. Guipúzcoa. Spain
Telephone +34 943 028 690 E-mail Web
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Management team

General Manager: Asier Jauregi. Technical Director: Gorka Agirre. Commercial Director: Eva Martínez



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: Instrumented Wheelsets for Wheel-Rail Contact Forces Y/Q Measurement


Activity Engineering and Consulting, Other (Testing)
Activities by year

In 2017: CETEST has performed tests for manufacturers: CAF (Luxemburg Tram, Caledonian Sleeper UK, Civity Netherlands), ALSTOM (Sydney Metro, Panama Metro, Guadalajara Metro), KAWASAKI (LIRR), BOMBARDIER (Riyadh Metro, M7 Belgium), amongst others. Also for freight wagons and special machinery manufacturers: for the Swedish KIRUNA, the Swiss MATISA and the French TITAGARH ARF. Regarding component suppliers, CETEST has worked for SKF, KINEX, and FAG, in addition to some engineering companies as BELGORAIL, RICARDO RAIL, CH2M and BUREAU VERITAS.

Areas All over the world
Certifications Quality and Environment: Accreditation as Testing Laboratory according to UNE-EN/ISO - IEC 17025:2005.
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 8,8 million Euro
Activities Training, certification, research, Engineering and consulting, Others.
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