Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (VUZ)

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Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (Railway Research Institute, j.s.c.) (hereinafter the VUZ) is a company specialized on expert services and comprehensive solutions in the field of assessment, testing activities and consulting for railway systems and rail transport.

Our services

VUZ offers a broad portfolio of expert services:

  • Authorized activities focused on conformity assessment
  • Accredited acitivities connected with testing and product certification and certification of quality systems
  • Expert activities in the field of railway systems and rail transport

 

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History

The VUZ is a company with know-how in the field of railway research and testing of more than fifty years.

Summary of important dates:

  • 1950 founding the ČSD (Czechoslovak Railways) Research and Testing Institute
  • 1956 new name of the Transport Research Institute (under the Ministry of Transport)
  • 1963 opening the Railway Test Ring in Velim
  • 1965 charged with the function of the State Testing Station No. 223
  • 1971 new name of the Railway Research Institute
  • 1989 incorporated in the ČSD, s.o., (Czechoslovak Railways, state organization) as a specialized activity
  • 1993 after founding the České dráhy, s.o., (Czech Railways, state organization) it was functioning as a branch office
  • 1994 separation of the Slovak part of the VUZ (Bratislava, Vrútky, Košice)
  • 1995 acquirement of the statut of the accredited testing laboratory No. 1099
  • 2003 after the tranformation of ČD, s.o., (Czech Railways, state organization) to ČD, a.s., (Czech Railways, j.s.c.) it was functioning as a branch office
  • 2004 acquirement of the statut of the accredited certification organ No. 3138
  • 2005 establishing and founding the Railway Research Institute, j.s.c., as a daughter company of the ČD, a.s. (Czech Railways, j.s.c.) (as of July 1st, 2005)
  • 2006 grant of authorization for assessing the conformity of interoperability of parts and subsystems of the European railway system – authorized body No. 258 and notified body No. 1714
  • 2007 grant of certification audit of the quality management system in compliance with the international standard ISO 9001:2000 (June 13, 2007)
  • 2009 modernization of power supply system at Test Centre VUZ Velim
  • 2010 building up new catenary line on large test circuit at Test Centre VUZ Velim
  • 2010 building up a Training Centre at Test Centre VUZ Velim
  • 2013 Inspection Body Acreditation
  • 2013 grant of certification audit of the quality management system in compliance with the international standard ISO 9001:2008 show certificate
  • 2016 grant of certification audit of the quality management system in compliance with the international standard ISO 9001:2008 show certificate

 

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