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voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ, S.L.

voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ, S.L. (former JEZ Sistemas Ferroviarios, S.L.) is committed to the designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintenance of all types of manganese steel switches and railway track systems for railways and tramways.

Our Technical Department (Department of R&D) ensures we have the capability of designing and producing points and crossings (turnouts, crossovers, scissor crossovers and diamond crossings) or parts of them, such as hard steel manganese crossings, spare tongues as well as the generation of patents. At voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ, S.L. we fit our developments to meet clients’ needs.

  • Talleres y Fundiciones JEZ S.A. has its origins in Bilbao in 1926, when under the denomination Jemein, Errazti y Zenitagoya, a company specially dedicated to the manufacturing of points and crossings such as: turnouts, crossovers, crossings as well as to the production of cast steel pieces for the general industry, was born.
    In 1948, the company moved to the industrial land of Llodio (Álava).
    In 1994, after the joint venture with the Austrian company voestalpine VAE GmbH, it changed its name to JEZ Sistemas Ferroviarios, S.L.


Michael DECKAN

Managing Director - CEO / CFO
Finance & Controlling / Purchasing / Human Resources / Logistics

Peter Liesens

Juan Carlos SÁNCHEZ

Managing Director - CSO / CTO / COO
Sales & Marketing / Research & Development / QM / Production


Products & Services

  • Design and manufacture of points and crossings. This includes:

    • Interoperable turnouts
    • Double gauge turnouts for two gauge tracks
    • Manganese steel crossings
    • Track devices for central guidance systems
    • Hydraulic setting devices for making switch sets and moveable crossings
    • Hydrolink and Hydrostar type
    • Switch and moveable point crossing motor: Unistar HR and Ecostar
    • Roller systems for low-maintenance for points and moveable crossings Saferoll and Piroll
    • Locking systems for switches and moveable crossings
    • Support systems for setting switches
    • Engineering, maintenance manuals and technical documentation
    • Turnouts and crossings for High speed lines, urban traffic, mixed traffic and heavy haul
  • Commissioning, after sales service, training and maintenance for our products.



    The LIFE project 6 European flagship ferrous foundries will implement at industrial scale the inorganic binder system on their production process implying major changes, starting with selection of the suitable inorganic binder system, changes in processes and investments in new equipment.

    In parallel different sand reclamation methods will be demonstrated. Based on the results obtained, the foreseen techniques will present an outstanding knowledge for BAT technologies participating to tackle environmental problems and to produce greener products to European market.

    • Full scale implementation and validation of tailor-made inorganic binders in 6 flagship foundries in Estonia, Finland, Italy, Poland and Spain
    • Foundry sand reclaimability and reuse tests
    • Piloting actions in 15 follower pilot foundries in Europe
    • Training Workshops in partner countries and effective dissemination activities
    • Experiences and know-how from 6 flagship foundries for implementing inorganic binders in their production
    • Emission reduction by 80-95% (VOC, PM, NOx, SO2…)
    • Indoor air quality improvement by 70% (CO, PM, phenols, formaldehyde, VOC…)
    • Feasible reclamation methods for each flagship foundries
    • Step-by-step implementation plans for flagship foundries for the full-scale implementation of inorganic binders
  • Towards zero emissions in European ferrous foundries using inorganic binder systems


    Total amount                       7 162 398 €

    EU Co-funding                      4 297 732 €

    Duration                                09/2022-02-2026

    For more information visit: GREEN CASTING LIFE project ( 

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