Our principles

1. Quality cuts costs

Plasser & Theurer develops, manufactures and services on the basis of a dynamic quality policy. Following the principle of the company's founder, every innovation – from a detail improvement right up to a ground-breaking technology – is seen as a valuable piece of the future. At the same time, a conscious effort is made to use well-proven components in order to avoid unnecessary costs.

One of the essential reasons for the exemplary cost-efficiency of machines made by Plasser & Theurer lies in this dynamic balance of new and proven components.

2. Innovations create new benefit

The development from manual to fully mechanised methods of work for the construction and maintenance of tracks was completed in a few decades. Today it is one of the most efficient and cost-effective processes in modern industry.

This development was greatly shaped by the innovative designs introduced by Plasser & Theurer. Every one led to definite increases in the quality of the work performed and/or the efficiency and ultimately to greater customer satisfaction.

3. Part of a forward-looking system

The railway is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly and comfortable means of transport. Plasser & Theurer is fully committed to being a part of this system and continually strives to improve its efficiency. Good cooperation with railway operators, contracting firms, railway consultants, universities and research centres plays an important role.

On this basis machines can be built that meet the true requirements on the line.

4. The only full-range manufacturer worldwide

Plasser & Theurer is the only manufacturer in the world that offers a complete range of machines for laying and maintenance of railway tracks. Initially the focus was exclusively on machines for track laying, track maintenance and measuring work. In the 1980s the range was extended to include machines for the installation and maintenance of overhead lines.

This core competence will be retained in the future. Naturally there will be continual improvement in every single machine model and new features aiming to increase efficiency for the operator.

5. Service & Support for all regions of the world

Maintenance windows are becoming shorter due to rising time pressures. Even more efficiency is demanded. The reliability of machines made by Plasser & Theurer continues to gain importance. And the need is also growing for customer service centres and a dependable supply of original spare parts and original wearing parts.

Therefore Plasser & Theurer operates a worldwide network of service bases, repair workshops and spare parts warehouses. A modern logistics centre was set up in the main factory in Linz to provide an efficient supply of original spare parts and original wearing parts.