Refurbishing Project

Product: Thermoforming
Market: Mass Transport & Automotive
OEM key requirements:

In 2004, NedTrain, the
Dutch railway company decided to launch a vast
refurbishment programme of its 81 double decker
regional trains after nearly 20 years of service.
In partnership with Ultimate Europe, Vitalo was
selected to supply the interior covers. The key
requirements of the programme were to:

  • Reduce weight in order to save on energy
    costs and ease assembly
  • Improve passenger’s perception of quality
  • Provide vandal proof materials
The Vitalo response:
  • Ensure flawless supply chain to the
    refurbishing lines in order to keep costs
    down and speed up
  • Re-design by Vitalo and Ultimate to provide
    plug-and-play assembly
  • Organise Just-in-Sequence delivery
  • 45% weight reduction over composite
  • Anti-graffiti material

Click here to view the NedTrain refurbishment story and Vitalo interiors in action.

Credits: Photo & video: Roel Hemkes