Research & Development

Success by Competence - We know today's specific requirements and the demands of the future. We possess strong research capabilities, modern construction methods and a manufacturing based on state-of-the-art technology.

Research & Development

More than 1000 Patents

voestalpine BWG's technical competence is solidly based on our own research and development. Our engineers have state-of-the-art equipment at their disposal for the development of products designed for future demands. Presently, we own more than 1000 patents within our corporate group.

Close Cooperation with Universities and DB AG

We actively cooperate with the University of Applied Sciences of Brandenburg and the Technical University of Dresden as well as with the Research and Technology Center of Deutsche Bahn AG. We focus on the "Turnout System" as a whole as well as on specific components within the system, such as track fasteners, switch machines, setting/control technology, hydraulic linking elements and monitoring systems.

Test Station

Our voestalpine BWG test station is utilized to simulate the operational load conditions. The results of measurements are then incorporated into the design of new turnout systems and individual components.

Considering Every Component

The rapid pace of technological developments demands close cooperation right from the start of the preliminary planning stages. Of critical importance is the joint monitoring of projects considering all process components - from the construction to the smooth long-term operability in a cost-effective manner.

Uncompromising Attention to Quality

Operational safety, minimal wear and tear and long service life characterize our products. We are constantly exploring technical improvements to ensure that our systems are practically maintenance free.