EMEF-Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário, S.A., is the main Portuguese Company in the Railway Maintenance Sector and develops it`s activity in five main fields:

  • Maintenance, repair and refurbishment processes – on railway rolling stock material and equipment
  • Preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Build-up, rehearsal and commissioning
  • Freight wagon design and manufacturing
  • Innovation

EMEF has been Quality Management System certified since 2000, currently in accordance with EN ISO 9001:2008 standard, covering our global activity, carried out in all of our workshops and central services.

Maintenance, repair and refurbishment

A wide experience in the sector of maintenance of the rolling stock fleet of CP-Comboios de Portugal – diesel as well as electrical – allows EMEF to develop the best solution for the maintenance of any type of rolling stock:

EMEF repairs, maintains, reconditions and constructs railway vehicles.
We can provide a wide variety of repair services.
Our workshops are fully equipped to provide minor and major maintenance and repair work.
We can completely recondition railway vehicles.
We can also build new railway freight vehicles.
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Corrective maintenance
  • Emergency interventions

We also undertake implementation of the RCM reliability centered maintenance (RCM) methodology in the CPA400 trains (Pendolinos) and in other rolling stock material.

Freight wagon`s design and manufacturing

A wide experience in the sector of the freight wagon`s design and manufacturing, as well as, a set of technical and operational solutions make EMEF able to supply “turn-key” solutions, by having the following abilities:

  • Engineering design in accordance with customer needs
  • Production with high-level quality standards
  • Static and dynamic tests – TSI procedures and requirements
  • Supply

Railway innovation

We also offer the following services:

  • Innovation in the Railways business with real, customer tailored and successfully tested field applications
  • University / industry interface experience applied to real problem solving
  • Active participation with railways experience in Framework European Projects (FP7)
  • New railways maintenance technologies for optimized rolling stock life-cycle cost
  • Condition-based maintenance – telemaintenance – reliability centered maintenance with TRAINix © solution. Technology applied to existing and new rolling stock material
  • Remote energy metering system for energy efficiency ecodriving solutions
  • Wireless on-board CCTV and wireless video transmission to distributed ground datacenters
  • Power electronics project and repair expertise
  • Railways re-engineering projects for alternative solutions in automation and electronics systems according to operation specific needs
  • Railways Telemaintenance TRAINix© and electronic loogbook eDTB© patents by EMEF Innovation Unit – UITF