Customer Value is
our driving force.

Wolfgang R. Fally, Managing Director

A reliable and flexible service that doesn’t stop
at the factory gates guarantees the
safety and availability of our machines.

Richard Strauss, Head of Service & Support

Happy customers make us happy.

Otto Widlroither, Head of Machinery & Tools

Our mission: Being successful together with the user by providing track construction machines that offer maximum benefits and safety.

Michael Seeleithner, Head of Sales

We are at the heart of the railway industry if we succeed in converting client objectives into products.

Manuela Ruhland, Head of Business Development

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Great on Track

Since 1901 ROBEL has developed, manufactured and supplied track construction machines with a claim for safety and economic efficiency. This is the incentive for around 500 employees at the ROBEL premises in Freilassing, Germany, to create powerful machines and systems and deliver good service. For the construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure systems all over the world.

Strong client cooperation.
Only those who listen will find out about the requirements of worksite operations. With an international network of representations and service partners ROBEL is at the heart of local markets. As a result, we develop safe, high-quality and user-friendly products. Today and tomorrow.

Powerful machines.
Knowledge paves the way to innovation. ROBEL utilises its experience and ingenuity to convert new technologies - also from other areas - into needs-oriented solutions for track construction. Tested on the in-house track, certified in the area of use.

Good service.
Professional customer service keeps machines operational where results are key. The client decides how close the cooperation with ROBEL is. ROBEL delivers reliably and on time. From the spare part supply through to all-round service.

ROBEL. Great on Track.

Where we come from

ROBEL pioneers on track

The 20th century is still in its infancy when Karl Langkammerer takes over the “Georg Robel File Factory” in Munich and starts to manufacture hand-operated track construction machines.

His success encourages him in his vision for track construction: Over the decades, “to robel” becomes synonymous with the secure screw connection between track and sleeper.

The economic boom of the 1950s brings about a considerable change in size: Driven by the idea to optimise work on the track, ROBEL builds track vehicles, followed by rail loading trains a bit later and sets initial steps beyond the country borders.

In 1989 the company premises in Munich literally reaches its limits - ROBEL starts to gradually move all its company divisions to the railway town of Freilassing.

Our track access

The ROBEL History

Paving the way.

The “Georg Robel File Factory” is founded in Munich.

From the file to the track.

Karl Langkammerer takes over the company. The “Track Construction Machine Company Georg Robel & Co” produces hand-operated track construction machines.

An idea gains traction.

Successes from initial machine exhibitions boost production. The company employs 300 staff.

Onwards and upwards.

At the exhibition “Rail and Road” Georg Robel & Co introduces the first track-bound vehicle as well as stationary machines.

Safe loading.

ROBEL’s first rail loading train is commissioned at Deutsche Bahn.

Deutsche Plasser Group of Companies

Georg Robel & Co Munich becomes part of Deutsche Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH in Freilassing.

A new generation of robelling.

The 30.82 Universal Power Wrench sets new standards in rotating and tightening torque.

Move to the railway town.

ROBEL moves its small machinery production to Freilassing.

ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

With the move of administration and sales from Munich to Freilassing ROBEL finds a new home - but its vision and roots remain unchanged.

Mobile sawing.

The 12.70 and 12.72 Rail Band Saws are cutting rails with low emissions, fast and without flying sparks. The alternative to traditional cut-off grinding.

Burst of growth.

ROBEL expands its assembly and metalworking shop as well as warehousing facilities; it also builds a training facility. 330 staff manufacture around 100 prototypes of small and large machines and supply these all over the world.

Workshop on Wheels.

Safe work at open adjacent line in the Mobile Maintenance Unit 69.50: ROBEL delivers seven units to Austrian Österreichische Bundesbahnen and another one to Swiss BLS.


At the iaf in Münster ROBEL presents the new Maintenance Vehicle for Catenary Installations (IFO) to the international public.

ROBEL In-House Exhibition.

For the first time ROBEL opens its factory gates in Freilassing for clients and business partners from all over the world.

ROBEL can do urban.

After Munich and Nuremberg, the Cologne transport association Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe AG is another local transport company that decides to go for a modern work and transport system from ROBEL.

Mass demonstration.

During the 2nd ROBEL In-House Exhibition visitors experience one of the eight Mobile Maintenance Systems manufactured for British Network Rail live at work on track.

Large and small scale precision.

Japanese JR East puts the Rail Exchange System REX-S-1200 into operation at high-speed Shinkansen for the first time. Market launch of the Precision Power Wrench 30.73 as show highlight of the InnoTrans in Berlin: Concentrated wrenching performance meets precise documentation.

Grinding made easy.

At the iaf trade show in Munster ROBEL presents the new high frequency grinding machines 13.49 and 13.63 for rail head and switch with patent hybrid drive solution.

Certified performance

ROBEL Quality Management

The high and consistent quality of all products and services - from product development through to commissioning - is an essential part of the ROBEL philosophy.

ROBEL processes are based on clearly defined specifications, which are implemented in practice on a daily basis and which are audited at regular intervals by clients or independent organisations.

ROBEL. Your 360° Service Partner.


Creating values

ROBEL Purchasing

The ROBEL product portfolio is distinguished by quality and innovation. A global supplier network ensures that we practice what we preach about our product promise.


Our aspiration is 1:1 the aspiration in our suppliers. We stand for quality, supplier loyalty and solution competence and expect the same from our partners. An open communication based on trust is the foundation for successful co-operation.


Do you recognise yourself in this? We are looking forward to a supplier self-assessment with your details.

There for you

ROBEL Contact

Fally, Wolfgang R.



ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestraße 31

83395 Freilassing


Widlroither, Otto

Director Machinery & Tools



ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestraße 31

83395 Freilassing


Strauss, Richard

Director Service & Support



ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestraße 31

83395 Freilassing


Seeleithner, Michael

Sales Director


ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestraße 31

83395 Freilassing


Ruhland, Manuela

Director Business Development


ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestraße 31

83395 Freilassing


Schoner, Michael

Director Business Administration


ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestr. 31

83395 Freilassing


Schirmer, Andreas

Director Management Systems & Approval


ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestr. 31

83395 Freilassing


Bräuer, Christoph

Director Supply & Logistics


ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Industriestr. 31

83395 Freilassing