Research & Development

Always a step ahead

The systematic research approach to the whole rail life cycle (from production of a rail until rail removal) is a key issue for voestalpine Schienen GmbH. Therefore we have focused on a number of specific research areas.

Basic research

The basic behavior of rails under different loading conditions is analyzed concerning damage and material reaction together with internal and external partners.

Process Optimization

Continuous optimization of our products and processes concerning rail production provides highest quality levels for all our rail grades.

New Product Development

The development of new deployment-optimized rail grades with pearlitic or a bainitic material structure ensures that our customers will have at their disposal high-quality and durable products also in the future.