Rail technology

On track with steel

Märkte Bahntechnik

Transporting passengers and freight by rail is only possible with steel: Suitable steel solutions are essential for safety and durability

As a rail technology supplier, we support our customers from component design through to production. For example, we produce wheel tire blanks for locomotives, gear blanks for drive solutions, ready-to-install flanges for tank wagons, and components for brakes, couplings and wheelsets. In short, we offer a wide range of products, primarily for rolling stock.

Market trend: green mobility transition

Local public mass transit

According to studies, the global market for rail technology will grow by an average of 2.3 percent per year. Light rail vehicles and streetcars are trending worldwide. Among other things, we produce cast steel main cross members and pivots for use in car body structures and bogies.

Green Steel for rail technology

Low emissions
for a greener future

GMH Gruppe Zug- und Bahnrad

Rail is an environmentally friendly means of transportation. For the future of rail mobility, it is vital that the entire value chain supports the green transition. We are making a key contribution with our CO2-reduced rail technology solutions.

We are Green Steel

What you can expect

The highest quality and safety standards

We meet the highest quality standards and have numerous product- and customer-specific certifications. These include, for example, approvals from Deutsche Bahn, including classification as a Q1 supplier. Our companies also have the relevant certifications from DNVGL, LR and TÜV, as well as RISAS and CD certifications for the rail industry in the UK and Czech Republic respectively.

Made in Germany

Customers in Europe, our core rail technology market, benefit from geographical proximity and a sound infrastructure – and all the advantages these offer in terms of reliable, flexible delivery.

A broad range of facilities for producing small and large product series

High-performance systems ensure the highest quality in both small and large series production – of our closed-die forgings, for example. They include in-house tool and die construction, CAD-assisted simulation of forming processes, high-performance forging units and mechanical production.

Our products

Our main products for the rail industry

Steel bars (rolled)

Our steel bars are hot-rolled, round long products, which we manufacture to the highest quality as a pre-material for high-quality end products to ...

Bright steel

Our bright steel is hot-rolled, peeled bar steel with a smooth surface that is as pure as possible, which is manufactured for our customers in ...

Contract manufacturing

We are your first point of contact for extensive contract machining options based on our many years of experience and technological expertise.

Steel castings

We produce high-quality cast steel components for well-known customers in the oil and gas, energy, railroad, mechanical engineering and defense ...

Open-die forgings

Our open-die forgings are manufactured by forming high-quality steel. In this process, pre-material produced by ingot casting is precisely formed ...

Closed-die forgings

We produce drop forgings with 200 years of experience - from forged blanks to ready-to-install components. Our dimensional spectrum ranges from 5 ...

Seamless rolled rings

We produce seamless rolled rings, flanges and wheel tires to the highest standards. This has made us one of the world's leading manufacturers of ...

Special profiles

We are one of the world's leading manufacturers of hot-rolled special steel profiles. Our products are manufactured to order and further processed ...

Blooms and billets

We offer raw strand products as round and square material. Our range of materials extends from quenched and tempered (QT) steels to case-hardening ...

In use

From product to application

Our high-quality steel products are used in many rail technology applications. Here are a few examples.

Blooms and billets

Used as pre-material for solid wheels for locomotives and freight wagons

Seamless rolled rings

In use as pre-material for parts of the chassis in local passenger and freight transport

Seamless rolled rings

Used as pre-material for parts of the brake system of high-speed trains

Crank­shafts

Used as an engine component in locomotives

Our innovations for the rail industry

Customized steel solutions are at the heart of reliable, sustainable rail technology and will continue to play a key role in the future.

Would you like to join us as
a decarbonization pioneer?

With us, you can lead your company into a green future.