Quality and safety for rail vehicles and parts

Quality and safety for rail vehicles and parts

Quality assurance for rolling stock and parts procurement

As part of the procurement of rail vehicles and rail vehicle parts, we at Quality Assurance (QA) make an important contribution to the selection and monitoring of suppliers and partners and to supplier development/supplier adjustment.

Our requirements at a glance

Our lists of products subject to quality inspection describe the most important quality requirements for products that we procure from you.

The current versions are available to registered* suppliershere.

You can register easily and free of charge via our supplier management system SMaRT .

Sammlung - Großteaser Produktbereiche Schienenfahrzeuge

In the Rail vehicles and parts product area, we divide quality assurance into two different areas

How to order QA services

Quality assurance measures that have not already been agreed with you in the supply contract (e.g. first article inspection or welding design review and manufacturing validation) must be ordered from us. Please use the QSL Order Form (QSL = quality assurance services), which should be downloaded and opened in Adobe Reader. Please see the instructions and the relevant contract terms, which are located in the supplementary contractual terms and its affiliated companies for quality assurance in procurement.  

Please e-mail your order to: AS-SFK@deutschebahn.com

Growing together: Supplier development

Establishing and maintaining long-term contractual and supplier relationships based on partnership is important to us. That is why we are happy to help you individually in achieving your and our quality objectives together.


You are registered with us or already have a contractual relationship with us and want to offer new products or services.

The joint approach helps to minimize any risks for both sides.

If you are interested in this support, please feel free to contact your DB buyer.

Customer Service Procurement: Contact us.

For questions regarding SMaRT and supplier management

For questions on the subject of the bidder portal, tenders and placings

For questions on the subject of the AI portal

For general questions regarding the procurement of the Deutsche Bahn AG

Please note that we will not consider supplier or product presentations. You are welcome to register directly via SMaRT.

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