"Customer Value is our driving force."

Wolfgang R. Fally, CEO

"Happy customers make us happy."

Otto Widlroither, Head of Machinery & Tools

"We listen to our customers, to understand what is important to them when it comes to track construction machines."

Michael Seeleithner, Sales Director for Systems & Vehicles


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 570 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.

Well positioned

The ROBEL Group

Where we come from

ROBEL pioneers on track

Former ROBEL worker

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.

The ROBEL History

Our track access

Paving the way.

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

Georg Robel File Factory

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.

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An idea gains traction.

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

300 Employees

Onwards and upwards.

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

The first track-bound vehicle

Safe loading.

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

ROBEL’s first rail loading train

Deutsche Plasser Group of Companies

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

Deutsche Plasser Group of Companies

A new generation of robelling.

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

30.82 Universal Power Wrench

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.

Old building

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.

12.72 Rail Band Saw

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.

New ROBEL building

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.

Mobile Maintenance Unit 69.50


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

Maintenance Vehicle for Catenary Installations (IFO)

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 In-House Exhibition

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.

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.

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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.

Precision Power Wrench 30.73

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.

High frequency grinding machines 13.49

ROBEL goes green.

ROBEL receives environment certification ISO 14001 and scores Silver Level in EcoVadis CSR Rating.

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ROBEL Holding GmbH

ROBEL France, ROBEL North America and Vogel & Plötscher become part of the ROBEL Group.

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Foundation of ROBEL China

Robel Railway Engineering Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd provides full sales and service coverage of the ROBEL product portfolio in China.

 William Lin takes over the management of Robel Railway Engineering Technology Co., Ltd in Shanghai.

The League of Specialists

With the participation in Schweerbau International, ROBEL Holding enters the process of rail treatment

Responsibility for the future

ROBEL environmental guideline

Battery family

As a machine manufacturer and employer, we see our responsibility to preserve and protect the environment. We deal fairly with people, proactively with operational environmental impacts and economical with raw materials and energy. This ranges from the production of the machines to their environmentally friendly use on the track.



The ROBEL environmental guideline serves as the basis for our actions.

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.


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