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voestalpine Turnout Technology Zeltweg GmbH

voestalpine Turnout Technology Zeltweg GmbH (former voestalpine Weichensysteme GmbH), a subsidiary of voestalpine Railway Systems GmbH, is a leading partner in turnout systems.

voestalpine Turnout Technology Zeltweg GmbH designs and manufactures Vignol turnouts, crossovers, slips, diamond crossings and complete layouts, etc. in accordance with international standards or specific customer requirements, for any rail profile and gauge.

Innovative point operating, locking and monitoring equipment, diagnostic systems for fixed infrastructure assets and rolling stock as well as manifold services complete the product portfolio of voestalpine Turnout Technology Zeltweg. Renowned references in high-speed, heavy haul and light railways all over the world underline the vast experience of our company.

More than 60 production and sales centres all over the world make sure that local requirements and customer demands are known so that we can supply customized and value-adding products and services. So both our customers and we are always – one step ahead.

  • In 1851 Count Hugo Henckel von Donnersmarck founded the so-called “Hugo-Hütte”, which – in the course of the years – developed into the most important company in the field of turnout systems through consistently innovative research - voestalpine Weichensysteme.
    All over the world, customers have confidence in this well-founded know-how when they require turnouts systems for highest speeds, highest axle loads or shortest train intervals and complex requirements for individual solutions.
    1851: foundation of the company
    1866: start of industrial turnout production
    1953: start of export activities
    1980: patent on AMS welding
    1988: market introduction of movable crossings (MPF)
    1990: start of internationalization
    1992-1992: privatization of VAE
    1998: successful defense against hostile take-over
    2000: plug and play turnout
    2002: start of industrial HYTRONICS production
    2003: new owner; 100% voestalpine
    2011: splitting of the Austrian subsidiary, VAE Eisenbahnsysteme GmbH, in the newly founded voestalpine Weichensysteme GmbH and voestalpine HYTRONICS GmbH
    2016: 165 years of the production site in Zeltweg and 150 years manufacturing turnouts

     

Management

Helmut KREITER

Managing Director - CEO

Markus LERCHBACHER

Managing Director - CTO / Managing Director - COO

Harald REUMÜLLER

Managing Director - CFO

Thomas STOCKER

Managing Director

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