People on the Move
Time Waits for No One
Effective transportation is an integral part of the fast-moving
world in which we live. People rely upon efficient transportation,
enabling them to quickly and safely reach their destination.
Industrial Design is at the very heart of a successful transport
system, helping to create a comfortable, attractive travelling environment,
tailored to the modern lifestyle.
Crossing Cultural Barriers
A truly International Approach
Just as Industrial Design is at the heart of any successful transport
system, so too is Industrial Design at the heart of Interfleet.
The international experience of our design team enables us to provide
tailored design solutions, to meet the diverse cultural requirements
of passengers and operators worldwide.
Innovation and Creativity
Experience and Innovation
Industrial Design has a major impact upon business success. It
influences the initial visual impact and conditions overall perceptions
during those first few vital seconds after boarding. It affects
expectations and the travelling experience must live up to those
Passenger loyalty depends upon a favourable journey experience.
All of the physical attributes of the vehicle which interface with
the passengers must be carefully considered. The application of
ergonomic design principles enables these "human factors"
to be properly addressed, ensuring passenger safety, comfort and
Interfleet's Industrial Design team combines experience and innovation
to create effective design solutions that meet client objectives
and reinforce client brands and brand-values.
The Industrial Design Advantage
Through effective concept design, new and innovative ideas can
be developed, to achieve product differentiation and enhancements
to the travelling environment. Areas of particular importance include
ease of access for the elderly and disabled, passenger safety and
overall passenger comfort. Other key issues are ease of component
assembly, cost-effectiveness and resistance to vandalism.
In order to most effectively convey design concepts, Interfleet
makes full use of the very latest 3D computer technology, incorporating
both static and animated imagery. In addition, manually generated
sketches and illustrations are also utilised.
Interfleet's concept design studies aim to fully realise client's
design aspirations, taking into account any specific preferences
in terms of particular materials, components or manufacturing technologies.
All relevant specifications and regulations pertaining to projects
are also carefully considered.
This phase analyses vehicle/train layouts and on-train facilities
which are appropriate to the type of service being offered. A detail
awareness of operators' commercial considerations is an integral
part of the strategic design phase and Interfleet undertake feasibility
studies to develop on-train service recommendations and ensure vehicles
are fit for purpose.
Interfleet Technology has extensive experience in all aspects of
interior design, including saloons, vestibules, toilets, seats,
cabs, catering equipment and many other specialist interior features.
We strive to create a friendly and exciting interface between passengers
and the travelling environment.
Interfleet can also design, develop and implement all aspects of
rail vehicle exterior design for clients.