The Way to Greater Success

Kingdom Technology helps clients to answer two questions:


  • “How can we achieve greater success?”
  • “What technology investments are the most likely to bring us success?”


After successful corporate careers, we have been advising companies since 1985.


London Underground said in August 2010 about a recent study for them on escalators:

We now expect that it will lead to escalator asset management savings in the region of £0.5 billion over the next 22 years. This could not have happened without the insights from this study and the dedication, expertise and perseverance of Robin Hirsch and the RTSC team, together with the work of our own engineers.”

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The study involved a global comparison of the specification, maintenance, refurbishment and life extension methods for a certain class of assets. It also included comparisons of productivity, asset condition monitoring methods and quality and availability outcomes.


Andrew McCusker, Operations Director of Hong Kong MTR, said in September 2010:

"Robin Hirsch and his associates have provided invaluable support to MTR Corporation over the years, leading to significant cost savings, quality improvements and our highly successful entry into the market for managing railway franchises in Europe. He is well regarded in MTR Corporation as a man of integrity, wide-ranging professional skills and a good person to work with."

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But success does not always mean greater profitability, lower cost or higher revenues. For every client, we seek to understand what success means for them. One wanted to introduce best practices across Europe in managing and maintaining roads. Another needed to know if their signalling system could achieve as little as 2 minutes between trains. A third wanted to know how to organise and develop their revenue collection system to meet their needs.

To see some of the ways in we make our clients more successful, please click here

For examples of specific projects in which we have been involved, please click here

Satisfied Clients

Most of our clients are in the railway business or other asset-intensive sectors. In addition to MTR, for whom we have worked since 1994, our direct clients in 2006-10 include Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCR) (from 1998 until their merger with MTR), Atkins, Siemens, and the biggest department store chain in Ghana. We have also worked for electricity companies, mines and process manufacturing companies. Earlier direct railway clients, for whom we now work mainly through the RTSC 1 at Imperial College, include the metros of Berlin, Paris, London and many other cities, as well as national railways such as DB, RENFE, Trenitalia and Irish Rail. In 2010, we have also been working on due diligence, with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the main financier of a major transport project, among our clients.

Our Book Offer

Many of the lessons that we have learnt about railways are included in Managing Railway Operations and Maintenance – Best Practices from KCRC, which sold almost all 2,550 copies. The last ones may still be available for £30+P&P from


1 RTSC: The Railway & Transport Strategy Centre, of which Robin Hirsch was a co-founder in 1992