Railways create a variety of complex, recurring challenges dependent on resource requi­re­ments and life cycle costs. When the comple­xity of a system increases, the diffi­culty increases likewise to make the strate­gi­cally right move.

ow many trains have to be acquired to cover the required operation? How should the mainten­ance struc­tures be dimen­sioned for the next years? Which measures to increase relia­bi­lity are most effective?

GRABAND has specia­lized in finding answers to these questions.

We will help you develop a well-founded solution concept, based on your factual business operation and infor­ma­tion from your system. We can explain how your trains, depots, workshops and spare parts interact and which impact relia­bi­lity and mainten­ance impro­ve­ments have on costs and your operating perfor­mance ability.

Curious now?

Then read on and learn more about what we have to offer and of course about how we can help you.


Complex and extensive contracts in the railway sector are common. With the aid of our experi­ence and tools we ensure that you as a buyer specify necessary requi­re­ments or that you as a supplier can cost-effici­ently respond to them. With our help you will receive a preview at an early stage, recognize proble­matic areas, and attain command of the process as well as of the costs – a factor that will be of use during an entire system life cycle.

Resource sizing

How many systems can be procured and which repair part volumes should you have on stock? Are mainten­ance buildings and workshops staffed accor­dingly? Can you attain the same results with less money? Within complex systems keeping an overview of cost drivers is not easy – especi­ally without the right partners and tools. Opus Suite by Systecon was especi­ally designed to find clear answers to these and other questions.


Many questions come along with the RAM (relia­bi­lity, availa­bi­lity, maintaina­bi­lity) package. Obtained data often lacks analytic accuracy and precision to allow them to assure a credible portrayal. his will not happen when you work together with GRABAND. With our methods and tools we can help you find answers to balance relia­bi­lity related life cycle costs in an optimized way.

System safety

How reliable is the system? How can you set optimized mainten­ance intervals? And what happens when something breaks down? Efficient and precise work for system safety is not an easy challenge. With the aid of risk analyses prior to possible decisions we help you to avoid undesired events. Here too, we of course view the various solutions concer­ning life cycle costs.


Which perfor­mance indica­tors are relevant to measure the level of perfor­mance? How do you recognize that the solutions stay stable the whole time? Verifi­ca­tion in the rail industry requires experi­ence as well as data and infor­ma­tion. Our ability to assess a great deal of operating and mainten­ance data with the support of statis­tical data allows us to provide well-founded analyses services – indepen­dent of where you are in the life cycle.

Contact us

Call us at +49 531 27383–13 or send us an e‑mail in order to receive more infor­ma­tion about Opus Suite. You can also find more infor­ma­tion about LCCM at Graband at lccm.graband.de (German only).