Managing Director - CEO
Charl DU PREEZ
Managing Director - COO
Your project, in good hands!
voestalpine Railway Systems Australia is your One Stop Shop when it comes to Turnouts, Switch Machines, Rails and on-site technical services.
Our Sales Team handle all of our initial contact with our clients, capturing their needs and ensuring their projects start smoothly and on time.
But the support doesn't stop there!
Our dedicated Contracts Administrators will keep your project running like clockwork including after sales support. Thus offering a single point of contact for your entire interaction with voestalpine Railway Systems Australia.
Contact us today for a quotation or tender submission!
- Glenn Kyte, Sales Manager
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The world of manufacturing and materials at our fingertips!
Our Purchasing and Logistics team represents the very best of project handling and scheduling.
With products being purchased from all over the world to very tight deadlines, our purchasing department makes it look easy.
If you would like to be added to our list of partner companies, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Fritz Gaiser, Logistic Manager
"If you knew all about it, it wouldn't be the leading edge" - K.H Pribram
The Engineering team at voestalpine Railway Systems Australia continually evolves and innovates to create the perfect solutions for our clients demanding requirements.
Due to the nature of the rail industry in Australia, custom projects and special trackwork represent a large part of our production.
Our Engineers and Drafters represent the very forefront of design and product development in our region.
- Daniel Cuddy, Engineering Manager - Turnout Technology
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With the inclusion of Single Point of Contact architecture and first rate Engineering and Support departments, our involvement in your project doesn't just stop with the insertion of the last Pandrol Clip!
Our new Technical Services arm stands ready with repair and installation support as well as upgrade recommendations and installations, our Hytronics Department offers servicing and maintenance of our locking and operation equipment as well as extensive Training Packages
Our continual innovation with our services is the third step, keeping us "One Step Ahead".
- Andrew Bussey, Turnout Services Manager
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- Paul Armstrong, Turnout Services Manager
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The most extensive and efficient portfolio of infrastructure products and services.
Partners all over the world trust in the well-founded know-how of voestalpine Railway Systems when looking for turnout systems for the highest axle loads or shortest train intervals as well as complex, individual solutions.
Preassembly of Turnouts under Factory Conditions
As track posessions become fewer the importance of turnout preassembly being on time and ready for installation becomes more critical for railway networks. The preassembly services provided by voestalpine Railway Systems Australia includes preassemby under factory conditions within a safer working environment and delivered in panels according to customer specifications in a timely manner, ready for installation.
New paths for the future
A rail infrastructure needs innovative system solutions if it is to cope with pressure. Innovation extends the available options and sets standards for future market trends. Here voestalpine combines optimized materials and geometries with cutting-edge manufacturing technology. This allows us to guarantee optimum product performance and quality for rails and turnouts.
Our switching, locking and monitoring devices are fully integrated and customized, so enabling us to optimize the interface between track and signalling technology. Smart monitoring and diagnostic systems meanwhile supply relevant data for targeted maintenance operations.
The innovation of our entire product range is an ongoing process. The more we learn about our clients needs, the faster and more concisely our range updates!
Due to the age of our industry, it might be simple to err on the side of "Why change when we've always done it this way?"
Fortunately for our clients, we simply don't think that way. Innovations from our local Engineering department, complemented by a full catalogue of world wide solutions from our parent group, have been implemented and refined for the Australian marketplace and environmental conditions.
Our latest innovations include Thick Web, Heavy Haul solutions for our mining clients, including evolution to the Switch Assemblies as well as the Swingnose Crossings, and specifically designed operating systems and machines to handle such heavy blades!
We are continually rolling out new technologies such as the Australian designed Spherolock with Single Pressure Head for Catchpoints! Enabling the safety of our Spherolock System bolstering this tried and tested safety feature.
As a business we continually have to evolve, not just with the Products we produce, but down to the materials themselves.
Over the years we have pioneered new material technologies as they have appeared, in order to produce better, tougher products which suit our clients needs best.
These innovations include Asymmetric Switchblade Profiles, which due to it's cross section has enabled better fastening options and greater flexibility. We also came up with Thick Web Profiles for use in our new Heavy Haul solutions and Inductive Head Hardening where the possibility of wear at the forging points are eliminated by re-hardening the material.
Our efficient track management optimizes performance and costs - fulfilling the challenges of today and tomorrow.
voestalpine Railway Systems Australia offers turnout system solutions for all applications: heavy haul, mixed traffic, metro and light railway.
Individual solutions for different requirements
Our customers want maximum utilization levels on their routes while keeping overall costs under control. We combine our innovative products with comprehensive services, making a vital contribution to their success.
Track availability is becoming more prominent in modern railway networks. The team at voestalpine Railway Systems Australia can ensure a safe, realiable and cost efficient solution tailor made to each customers unique oprating conditions.
Overall solutions from a single source
As a pioneer in economic (LCC) and technical (RAMS) product optimization, we combine cutting-edge technology with system expertise along the entire line. At around 50 locations worldwide, the voestalpine Railway Systems Group bundles our knowledge and provides our local customers with products and services that are tailored to their needs and offer added value. voestalpine Railway Systems Australia stands for total solutions with maximum efficiency - helping customers to gain a technological and competitive edge.
voestalpine Railway System Australia offers turnout systems for all applications: heavy haul, mixed traffic and light railways.
It is our mission to optimize the railway system and to offer solutions for the complex requirements of this transport mode of the future. All our activities and developments follow, therefore, one goal: to develop innovative and intelligent products and services so that visions of today come true tomorrow.
From the simplest, stock product, to our most complex, bespoke solutions, our Turnouts are designed to fit our clients exacting needs and are manufactured with unparalleled craftsmanship and quality.
Switches are available in different designs which can always be adjusted to individual requirements. High strength rail steel, state of the art manufacturing technologies and operating optimised design options like KGO are used.
Switch types supplied by voestalpine Railway Systems Australia include:
- Conventional Switches
- Tangential Switches
- Full Depth Heavy Haul Switches
- Kinematic Gauge Optimisation (KGO) Switches
Kinematic Gauge Optimisation (KGO)
A system of kinematic gauge optimisation in the transition area of switches, which voestalpine Railway Systems Australia has named KGO, is a proven design which sustainably achieves improved ride comfort, improved wear behavior and extended service life. KGO’s turnout geometries, including circular arcs, higher-order curves and combined curves, result in individually tailored systems.
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Our range of crossings, in type, rail profile and size, is extremely extensive. We have a solution to fit virtually every need, and our engineering department are available to produce new designs to fit our clients exacting standards and special projects.
We only use the best materials and fastening methods in the production of our crossings, ensuring that they not only fit the requirements in terms of specification, but also in reduced life cycle costs and maintenance requirements.
Crossing types supplied by voestalpine Railway Systems Australia include:
- Compound Manganese
- Rail Bound Manganses
- Welded Heel Rail Bound Manganese
- Spring Wing
- Swing Nose
- Heavy Haul Swing Nose
voestalpine Railway Systems Australia can design and manufacture custom made special track work design suitable for all rail applications including:
- Dual Gauge Turnouts
- Crossovers and Scissors Crossovers
- Diamond Crossings
- Expansion Switches
Learn more about Mixed Traffic at voestalpine Railway Systems.
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