Railway and Vehicle Seats

The product group of railway and vehicle seats is a fairly young unit to which the EPH offers its services: This is a consequent further development of its scope of services of its competencies in Furniture and interior fitting, mattresses and foamed material. With its long-standing experience as a testing and certification body in that field and as an accredited laboratory acknowledged also by German Rail, we offer to you a wide range of mechanical testing of seats and upholstery for passengers and railway staff, which is required by European rail operators (e.g., GrulaSi, UIC, NF F31-119). Thereby, physiological tests and the determination of VOC and formaldehyde emissions from passenger and driver seats are gaining increasing importance.

The EPH Laboratory for Furniture and for Vehicle Seats can also look back on the competencies of the specialists of its Parent Company - the IHD and its treasure trove of experience gathered in more than 50 years of research and development regarding test methods for functionality, mechanical durability, ergonomics and comfort assessment.

In view of usability and safety, we can rely on our experience as a GS Certification Body that grants the “Geprüfte Sicherheit” (Tested Safety/GS) mark according to the German Product Safety Act/Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG) for Furniture.

Sound quality and environmental management is the guarantor for efficient production and oftentimes a prerequisite for success in the market.

The EPH Certification Body for Management Systems offers seat manufacturers expert certification for their QMS 9001 and/or EMS 14001 with backup knowledge on the requirements of both supplied parts and in-house production control regarding the demands on the final products.

Albrecht Lühmann


Albrecht Lühmann

Product Manager

+49 351 4662 398

+49 173 7434 131

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