Plasser & Theurer fully dedicated to Innovation for you

Plasser & Theurer fully dedicated to Innovation for you

Plasser & Theurer shapes the technological progress in track technology. This made the company stand out at iaf 2017. On about 1,000 m² of indoor exhibition grounds, the company focussed on a series of digital solutions:

  • SmartCatalog: a new app that allows original spare parts to be found and inquired easily
  • New offer: machine upgrades
  • Latest systems: machine control and recording of measuring data
  • Maintenance solutions based on ECM standards
  • P&T Connected, the latest subsidiary established by Plasser & Theurer, participated in the trade fair for the first time. It prepares the data collected by PlasserDatamatic, enabling operators to benefit from it in the operation and maintenance of the machines.

On the outdoor exhibition grounds, Plasser & Theurer's technological lead was impressively put on show: 17 machines, coming straight from the factory, were shown here. In addition to classic machines such as the 09-3X Tamping Express or the sound-insulated 09-2X/SH track tamping machine for Japan, two machines with revolutionary E3 hybrid drive were particularly impressive: the Unimat 09-4x4/4S E3 and the HTW 100 E3. The new cabin design was met with great interest. The compact tamping machines on show, such as the Junior 08-16/4 tamping machine, stood out due to their simple but complete design.

Johann Dumser, responsible for the company's presentation in Münster said, "The feedback from the visitors has shown that Plasser & Theurer has been seen as a technological trendsetter at iaf 2017."    

Plasser & Theurer and iaf in numbers

We put 17 machines on show, having a total weight (empty) of 1,600 tonnes and a total length of 440 meters. 6 machines were handed over at the trade show.


1,000 m² of exhibition area provided a fantastic "arena" for our product presentations, our partner firms and the Viennese coffee bar – more than 1,000 cups or coffee were served every day.

iaf 2017...

Thomas Mainka, President of the Association of German Railway Engineers (VDEI) and host, opened iaf 2017 on the 30th May 2017. In his welcome speech, he explained that the situation of railway system is unique in history. "The number of people using the railway has never before been so high. Investments in the railway have never before been so high, in Germany. Today, the railway is safer and more environmentally friendly than ever before." According to Mr Mainka, however, this was not the time to sit back and take things easy.

Gerhard Joksch, mayor of the city of Münster, and Wolfram Neuhöfer, from the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, fully agreed. In his opening speech, Frank Sennhenn, Chairman of the DB Netz AG Management Board, focussed on the positive effects of the latest investments in the German rail system. From 2015 to 2016, passenger traffic increased. The minutes of delay in journey time could be reduced by 11 % and the number of work sites increased by 12 %.