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CE cideon engineering presents the concept of “Smart Maintenance” – Official launch of innovation cluster SET4FUTURE and 2nd Parliamentary evening of the BTS

For the evening of 6/11/2018, the professional association BTS – Bahntechnik Sachsen e.V., together with the hostess A.S.T. Angewandte Systemtechnik GmbH, issued invitations to come to Dresden for the official launch of the innovation cluster SET4FUTURE and the second Parliamentary Evening of the BTS. As a BTS member, CE cideon engineering used the opportunity to present its “Smart Maintenance” concept during the “workshop talk” in the production building. In the future, this solution will simplify the maintenance of rail vehicles by providing the technician with information on work steps or vehicle conditions on smart glasses while working on the vehicle. The event provided an excellent opportunity to exchange information with other companies and to prepare for possible cooperation.

Complete range of services

Since the beginning of 2018, the range of services provided by CE cideon engineering has been rounded off with a team of developers focusing on vehicle electrics, system integration, TCMS and the testing and validation of software, systems and vehicles.

In detail, this includes the following services:

  • Functional vehicle concepts (electrical design of vehicles and their subsystems, network and bus concept, TCMS architecture)
  • System engineering/supplier management for all vehicle subsystems
  • Development of vehicle wiring diagrams
  • Vehicle diagnostics
  • Programming of TCMS software and vehicle displays (driver’s console)
  • Module and integration tests
  • Vehicle validation

By establishing this new range of services, we are now able to offer our customers the complete development spectrum for retrofit and new vehicle development.

Search for young talent at the company contact fair “KARRIEREWEGE”

On November 7, 2017, the company contact fair “KARRIEREWEGE” took place at the HTW Dresden. CE cideon engineering was also present with a stand on the 1st floor.

We would like to thank the many interested students who were able not only to view our company presentation but also to learn about the opportunities to join our organisation.

CE cideon engineering celebrates its anniversary

On July 21,1992, CE cideon engineering GmbH & Co. KG, then known as IKB Ingenieur- und Konstruktionsbüro GmbH, was founded by the three gentlemen Wolfgang Opel, Lenz Finster and Dr. Detlef Kahl.

The company can now look back on 25 years of innovative thinking and productive action – a special success story that CE cideon engineering owes largely to its customers.

For this reason, numerous customers were invited to the Dresden Transport Museum on Friday, November 3, 2017. The guests had plenty to talk about, thanks to our many years of cultivating customer relations. In addition to a tour of the exhibition, some culinary delights were also provided.

CE cideon engineering would like to thank all its guests for their good wishes and gifts!

Lord Mayor Ahrens welcomes Chinese delegation

On 21 September 2017, Mayor Alexander Ahrens welcomed a high-ranking Chinese delegation to the CE cideon engineering premises in Bautzen. They were invited to get to know the company better.

New area of expertise in Switzerland

30.05.2017 – CE cideon engineering has been active in the rail vehicle sector for over 25 years. Starting this year, we are also entering the domain of electric railway systems in Switzerland.
With our competence and know-how, we provide comprehensive consulting and support in:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Maintenance concepts
  • Electrical safety concepts
  • Technical documentation
  • Asset management


We also support you in the project management as a customer during the individual construction phases according to SIA 112. Apart from this, we provide you with verification management support and assist you in cooperating with government authorities, while also helping you in ad interim management and closing temporary gaps in your organisation, so that ongoing day-to-day operations and project work are not stalled.
For more information on “Electrical Railway Systems”, please refer click here. Your personal contact partner is Remo Schweizer.

Attending a Dresden Monarchs Home Game

06.05.2017 – On a Saturday afternoon some employees of CE cideon engineering met up to attend a home game of the Dresden Monarchs, the American Football Club in Dresden, who kicked off the new season with an impressive win.

It was the first league game of the season for the Dresden Monarchs, as well as the first time for many of the employees to experience this particular sport live. And what a great event it was! Not only was the weather ideal, but there was also never any doubt about the outcome of the game against the Hildesheim Invaders – Dresden chalked up a deserving win of 62:17.

And last but not least, it was a successful afternoon for the employees – a pleasant change from their day-to-day work.

Practice Day with CE cideon engineering

27.04.2017 – Beginning in 2016, the municipal administration of Bautzen, in conjunction with the Agentur für Arbeit (Employment Agency), the IHK (Chamber of Commerce), and the Kreishandwerkerschaft (District Craft Trades Association), has been recruiting participants for the project “Praxistage” (Practice Days), in which CE cideon engineering gladly took part in 2017.

During the project week, which lasted from 24th to 28th April 2017, about 100 students from the Philipp-Melanchton secondary school had the chance to gain an insight into the most diverse professions by visiting up to five companies in the region.

CE cideon engineering was also involved. For one full day, 5 tenth-grade students were given the opportunity to get an idea of the engineering profession. In addition to an introduction to various development possibilities in this professional field, the students were able to try their hand in the construction of a rail vehicle, and to observe our employees at work in the areas of design and calculation.

Founding member of the “Bioceanico”

22.03.2017 – CE cideon engineering is working with 23 other companies to carry out orders within the framework of a railway project planned in South America to link the Atlantic to the Pacific.

In addition the SWISSRAIL Industry Association and the German Rail Industry Association (VDB) established a joint working group on 1 March 2017. It is being organised under the auspices of both the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), which forms part of the Swiss Confederation’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

Source: BMVI

Mayor Bautzen visits CE cideon engineering

On September 29th Alexander Ahrens (Major of Bautzen) and Alexander Scharfenberg (Director of the Economic Development Office) visited  the CE cideon engineering GmbH & Co. KG headquarters in Bautzen.

CEO Peter Zschernack and Stefan Kirsch, Head of Marketing & Sales, were welcoming both. After a short presentation of the company core business, both parties had an active exchange about experiences in China.

The graduated sinologist and lawyer Ahrens shared some of the impressions, collected already by the representatives of cideon engineering in this growing market. Both sides want to cooperate more closely in the future to further establish Bautzen as a business location and promote potential professionals.



We are an exhibitor at the “Dienstleistungsmarkt für die Wirtschaft – Chemnitz 2020”

Don’t miss this opportunity – visit us at the “Dienstleistungsmarkt für die Wirtschaft – Chemnitz 2020”. This is where corporate service providers gather and present innovative solutions for the economy. Awaiting you are not only our individual consulting and solution concepts but also a panel discussion “Service Talk: SachsoMeter 2016″. The results and conclusions of a survey on the networking of mittelstand industrial and service sector companies in our chamber district will be presented.

Recertification as a specialist welding company

23.06.2016 – For many years, CE cideon engineering GmbH & Co. KG has possessed the welding certification in accordance with DIN EN 15085-2, thus ensuring the highest welding quality. The existing welding inspections have been continually updated in recent years.

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ISO 9001 Certification

20.05.2016 – Both the Bautzen and Basel locations have successfully passed the audits and met the ISO 9001 quality management standard. The recertification audit in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 has taken place at the CE cideon engineering GmbH & Co. KG locations, and the 1st monitoring audit in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 at the CE cideon engineering Schweiz AG location in Basel.
Our workflows in the company have been sustainably planned and accordingly implemented in conformity with documented procedures. The measures adopted in the process have been assessed by the auditor as effective.