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Weichenwerk Woerth GmbH

Weichenwerk Woerth GmbH (WWG) is a joint venture between voestalpine Weichensysteme GmbH and ÖBB Infrastruktur AG. The company was formed in October 2000.

WWG is located near St. Pölten, Lower Austria, 60km west of Vienna. By establishing the joint venture, two major Austrian groups have pooled their expertise in turnout technology. The voestalpine VAE Group is the world market leader in turnout systems, and has a global presence and extensive experience of many different markets. ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) is one of Europe’s leading railway companies. WWG stands out for its flexibility and its strong commitment to quality, corporate social responsibility and customer service. We are specialists in the manufacture of turnouts, related components, insulated joints and other permanent way products. Over the last few years we have harnessed our expertise to expand into services, and WWG is now the European market leader in turnout logistics. Our range of services now also includes a first service for turnouts which extends useful life, regular turnout maintenance, technical services and take-back of old turnouts for recycling, using tilt wagons (WTM).

 

Our workforce of over 130 employees serves the needs of operators of main line, short distance and mixed traffic railways, as well as industrial, narrow gauge and rack railways. Our responsible approach has brought us certification for quality (ISO 9001:2008), health and safety (OHSAS 18001:2007), environmental management (ISO 14001:2004) and work-family balance (2006).

Management

Helmut KREITER

Managing Director - CEO

Alfred HOLCIK

Managing Director - CTO

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Products & Services

  • See more information about products at voestalpine Railway Systems.

  • The services offered by WWG range from surveying and alignment planning, turnout and rail logistics through servicing of turnout switches and components to disposal of used turnouts. Drilling work on wooden sleepers rounds out our range of services. With our turnout logistics and turnout services, our customers are supported throughout the entire product life cycle. In addition to the overall support, resulting in time and cost savings, the advantages focus primarily on the increased track availability and an increase in the lifetime of the switch.