Press release

Oxygen for India

Humanitarian aid: five companies take part in project initiated by Plasser & Theurer and Plasser India

Plasser & Theurer in brief

Plasser & Theurer has been the world's technology leader in the field of track maintenance machines for 68 years. Numerous developments in a wide range of fields will ensure it retains this position for years to come. At the same time, the Austrian family business is in the process of expanding its customer services on a large scale. That makes them your first point of contact for your track maintenance machine needs.

  • Founded in 1953
  • Around 2,000 members of staff in Austria
  • Around 5,000 members of staff worldwide (at 19 partner firms throughout the world and in Austria)
  • Range of products: Machines and systems for laying and installing, renewing and maintaining tracks and overhead lines
  • Since 1953, more than 16,700 heavy-duty machines have been supplied to 109 countries
  • Export rate of 93 %

Further information

India was hit by the pandemic. We are seeing shocking images in the media. People are dying because the oxygen supply in hospitals is insufficient.

To Plasser & Theurer, it is important to provide quick and unbureaucratic help. We took action together with four other companies. Westfalen AG donated 400 bottles of oxygen. Qatar Airways and cargo-partner shipped them to India. Plasser India, a Plasser & Theurer partner company, is in charge of safely delivering the life-saving gas to a hospital in New Delhi. As initiator, Plasser & Theurer is overseeing the entire project.

Siegfried Fink, Managing Director of Plasser India: “Helping quickly and efficiently is very important to us. I want to thank everyone who is involved in this project, helping to save lives”.

“We hope that the situation in India will improve soon. We are happy to have made a small contribution by delivering 400 bottles of oxygen,” says Johannes Max-Theurer, CEO of Plasser & Theurer.

“All the companies involved have put their heart, soul and know-know into making our initiative a success”, says Henning Kordts, manager in charge of bottling technical gases at Westfalen Group. “We hope it helps to alleviate the acute need in India.”