Verification, Testing and Certification Body of Rail Technologies
Belgorail is a railway verification, testing and certification organisation created by Vinçotte (an inspection and certification company), Transurb Technirail (a railway engineering company) and Agoria (the Belgian federation of the technology industry).
Belgorail aims to be a reference and added value organisation in the rail and transportation sector for all assessment activities corresponding to the lifecycle of a vehicle or a railway line.
Since 2004, the company has enjoyed fast development and is now positioned as a significant structure in the railway sector.
Rail certification services
Belgorail certifies interoperability constituents or applies the EC verification process of the railway subsystems as defined by the Interoperability Directive for Energy, Rolling Stock, Control-Command, Signalling and Infrastructure.
We also perform missions as an ISA (Independent Safety Assessor) according to EN 50126, EN 50128 and EN 50129 standards.
Accredited for provision of rail technology certification services
Additionally we intervene as an independent assessor in the field of the Common Safety Method for risk management, according to European Regulation 402/2013/EU.
Achieving various accreditations and recognitions such as certification of entities in charge of maintenance and the certification of maintenance workshops enables the company to offer a wide range of rail technology certification services.
Rolling stock inspection and verification
Belgorail is an entity in charge of rolling stock test coordination and test realisation, mostly in Belgium and Luxembourg.
The company participates in the conformity, inspection or verification of constituents, products, subsystems or operations within the rail transport industry.
Additionally, Belgorail also assesses fire protection systems within railway complexes and tunnels, which are based on requirements in the fire protection sector.
The company is active in countries such as Algeria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Spain, and began to develop its activities in Spain and Portugal during 2012.
The introduction of the company within the Spanish rail sector has had a very positive response, providing additional services for infrastructure managers, operators, and rolling stock manufacturers.
As a result, the company has decided to establish a branch in Madrid during 2015. We are also considering foreign markets in Morocco, Algeria, India, Turkey and the Middle East.