Pandrol GmbH: Your aluminothermic welding provider

Pandrol GmbH, which is headquartered in Allenbach, Germany, makes products for aluminothermic welding of rails and profiles. We make the forms necessary for the welding process at our plant in Sopron, Hungary, and operate a rail and welding services company in St. Florian, Austria called Florianer Bahn Service GmbH. We make the forms necessary for the welding process at our plant in Sopron, Hungary, and operate a rail and welding services company in St. Florian, Austria called Florianer Bahn Service GmbH.

Our at one time family-owned company was founded in 1972 by Rolf Plötz, for the production of steel and metal granulates. In 1992, the company switched to the manufacture of aluminothermic welding materials, for which in 1994 we received official authorization from the Eisenbahnbundesamt, in consultation with Deutsche Bahn AG (German National Railroad).

An outstanding and groundbreaking innovation by the recently founded company was the development of a disposable crucible with an integrated portion and tapping system, for quick and simple realization of reproducible welding a patent for this invention was granted on 22 May 1998. Until the advent of this innovation, aluminothermic weld portions were mainly cast in what are known as long life crucibles, whereby the aluminothermic weld portions and the tapping system (plugs) were manufactured as standalone components. Our innovation greatly improved and simplified the process in terms of user friendliness, quality and work safety, and has enabled our company to sell its products in all key markets worldwide.

Another milestone in the history of our company occurred in 2001, at which time our quality management system was granted DIN-ISO 9001 certification. A year later we were granted a license to train welders, by Deutsche Bahn AG (German National Railroad), represented by SLV Hannover.

In 2010, our steadily growing company was acquired by the France-based Delachaux Group and was absorbed into their Railtech Welding & Equipment division. Since July 2018 we act under the the common name Pandrol.

The Delachaux Group is a multinational company. Its welding division – one of the company’s largest – provides products and services for the railroad sector.

The advantages of the merger with Railtech Welding & Equipment are the highly professional orientation on the part of this erstwhile family owned company, and greatly expanded technical support from its experts and labs. The know-how transfer within the Railtech Group, from one of the world’s largest aluminothermic welding research and development departments, has greatly improved process and product quality and innovation. But despite all this, Railtech Deutschland has retained its family-style flexibility, along with the capacity to leverage all of the advantages of being part of a multinational concern.

Quality, environmental protection, employee satisfaction and cost effectiveness play a key and overarching role not only in The Delachaux Group, but are also the key drivers that enable Pandrol to continuously audit and optimize its products and processes, both internally and externally.

Today, Pandrol markets its products worldwide, via the Pandrol SAS marketing organization. Our main markets are in Germany, Poland, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark and Italy.

Contact

Pandrol GmbH
Alte Wiesenstr. 12
51580 Reichshof-Allenbach

Phone: +49 (0) 2261 91348-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2261 91348-9
Email: info-deutschland@pandrol.com