on track and powering ahead

Whatever track gauge you travel on, the members of the SWISSRAIL Industry Association offer services and products for guided transport systems in all sectors: railways, trams, trolley buses and cable cars.

As pioneers and drivers of innovation, you can trust our members for expert advice, proven and future-oriented technologies, and thoroughgoing entrepreneurial drive. All at the high standard you expect from Swiss services and products – with precision, quality and efficiency delivered both consistently and on schedule.

Switzerland’s high-quality, extremely busy public transport system is one of the world’s most challenging test arenas for vehicles and components. Our members know how to cope with a vast array of geographic and meteorological challenges just as successfully as our native animals do. On the ground, in the earth, and in the air in any weather – we can help keep you on track too.

Michaela «Michi» Stöckli

Director, SWISSRAIL Industry Association

PS: Have a look at the toughest rail test routes in the world – the Swiss railway network!



Members of Product Group Contact Lines and Power Supply


Total Count: 18
Aareplast AG plastics solutions for:
  • switch disconnectors
  • circuit-breakers
  • vacuum disconnectors
  • insulation components
  • relais
  • signalisation
  • plug connector
  • housings in tunnel
Requirements for railway engineering plastics:
  • surface leakage resistance
  • heat resistance
  • weather resistance
  • flame resistance
  • chemical resistance
ABB Schweiz AG
  • On-board converters
  • Traction transformers
  • Low voltage components
  • Traction motors
  • Semiconductors
  • Surge arrestors
  • Turbochargers
  • Railway power systems studies
  • AC traction substations for both 16.7 Hz and 50 Hz applications
  • DC traction substations
  • Static frequency converter stations and power quality systems
  • Composite projects for railway infrastructure
  • Substation automation and SCADA-systems 
  • All types of high-voltage disconnectors, also for contact lines, disconnectors for movable substations
  • Quick coupling connectors for 3 kV and 25 kV, silicon terminations and busline assemblies for high speed train systems
Arthur Flury AG


  • Material for overhead contact lines
  • Conical couplings and collar sockets
  • Catenary suspension, Clamps
  • Messenger- and contact wire insulators
  • Section insulators and Phase-Break-Systems, Material for earthing
Bächli AG We develop and manufacture especially energy-efficient solutions. Special as a system supplier for railway applications, we offer an extensive know-how and engineering potential.
  • Single and three phase AC reactors, DC chokes
  • Filter for electrical systems and static frequency converter
  • Transformers for rolling good and steady-state operation
  • Network isolation transformers in protection class 2 for coupled rail networks
  • Points heating transformers
  • 16.7Hz frequency converter / 22Hz / 50Hz, in both directions
  • Power supply of DC circuits and battery charging
  • Long distance transmission AC and DC for signaling and energy supply along the train tracks
  • Adjustable Multi-voltage power test equipment for a stand-alone operation, DC and AC 50Hz and 16.7Hz generation, suitable stationary operation of 15kV-powered locomotives, Railcars and passenger cars
  • EMC power filter technology for low-frequency harmonics
  • Solenoids and toroids for Umrichterbetriebe
  • Electrical voltage stabilizers for older vehicles
  • UPS technology in AC and DC power range
Furrer+Frey AG


Planning, design, material procurement and building of overhead contact lines for light and heavy rail, tramways and trolley bus.

  • Fully tensioned overhead contact lines for speeds up to 260 km/h
  • Semi tensioned and simple overhead contact lines
  • Overhead conductor rail, fit for speeds up to 250 km/h, space saving and for more safety in tunnels, movable for depots, loading terminals, bridges
  • Railway safety control systems for depots
  • Fully insulated overhead contact line system LIRACOS for light rail
  • Installation teams
  • Project planning software ELFF, 3D: allocation design can be established independently of the overhead contact line system adopted
  • Measuring equipment (DCM) to measure the contact wire position and the quality of the current collection
  • Hiring out of installation tools (drilling equipment, rail/road vehicles, working platforms, etc.)
  • Consulting
GESTE Engineering SA

Engineering and consulting in

  • ERTMS, railway signalling and automation
  • Telecom and GSM-R
  • Railway interoperability
  • Safety and risk analysis, RAMS
  • Aerodynamics and ventilation

„Our business is railway networks!“

  • Rail Contact Clamps
  • Grounding fittings and cables
  • Cable fastenings
  • Suspension System for Radiating Cables in Tunnels
  • Rail Attachment Boxes
  • Catenary and Insulation Products
  • Track return current and grounding
  • Electrical insulations
  • Special installations
  • Staff hire
  • Machine park
Kummler+Matter AG


Overhead contact systems for trolleybus, tramway, light- and heavy rail

Engineering and installation
  • Engineering / planning of overhead contact systems
  • Installation of overhead contact systems
  • erection supervision
  • Design, production and delivery of overhead contact systems components
  • Catenary systems
  • trolleybus and tramway systems
  • insulators
  • clamps
  • current collection systems
  • De-icing system for overhead contact wires
  • Development and production of own overhead contact line material
  • Commissioning and complete assembly of overhead contact line systems
  • Cable systems/ Railway electrification systems
  • Track illuminations
  • Substations: Planning, construction, maintenance
  • Overhead power lines: Planning, construction, maintenance
Orianda Solutions AG

Orianda Solutions AG is the expert in maintenance & logistics and stands for best practices in the IT implementation and process consulting in the fields of Asset Management, Suppy Chain Management, Technology & Innovation and Business Intelligence & Analytics. With more than 70 experts and offices in Tägerwilen (CH), Bern (CH) and Abu Dhabi (UAE) Orianda offers its customers 18 years industry experience and implements innovative, integrated and sustainable solutions .

As a global strategic partner for the SAP Industry Business Unit (IBU) "Travel & Transportation" for Asset Management Orianda Solutions AG is a trustworthy partner across railways, utilities and the public sector.

The Orianda Soltuions AG is further the strategic partner for SBB AG and BLS for maintenance solutions for the SAP environment. Within these partnerships, the Orianda assumes different roles and tasks.

Orianda advises its clients in the fields:
  • Asset Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
Pöyry Schweiz AG

Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and provide local services in our core markets. We deliver management consulting and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry has an extensive local office network employing about 6,000 experts.

Pöyry Schweiz AG ist mit über 700 Generalisten und Spezialisten an den Standorten Zürich, Bellinzona, Bern, Chur, Rotkreuz und Vevey vertreten.

Our core competences are in the following areas: Transport, Environment, Buildings, Underground Civil Structures, Hydropower & Renewable Energy and Thermal Power.

Rauscher & Stoecklin AG


  • Load break switches
  • Isolators
  • Transformers
  • Accredited conformity assessment body and inspection body in the field of the railways
  • Notified Body (NoBo) Interoperability (No. 1991 and 2237) in the field of the railway
  • Designated Body in the field of the railway in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom
  • Accredited Certification Body for Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) and workshops
  • Independent safety assessments and inspections
Sécheron SA

The main businesses are:

  • Sécheron is specialized in the design, the development, the manufacturing and the marketing of electromechanical and electronic components and systems for electric traction equipment (rolling stock or fixed installation) used on different railways, metros and tramways
  • Power supply DC traction substations

When it comes to analysing, planning and implementing cost-efficient individual solutions and packages for rail infrastructure, we are a competent partner to public and private railway companies alike. Our comprehensive services for the rail system enable us to respond rapidly and flexibly to ever-changing requirements in new construction, renewal and maintenance. Our services also include driver training, vehicle maintenance management, logistics and personnel leasing.

Our wide range of services are the work of our dedicated employees as well as state-of-the-art machine technology that our engineers helped to develop. Services

  • Electrical installations
  • Driver training
  • Complete switch point renewal
  • Track maintenance
  • Maintenance management
  • Innovations
  • Secondment of personnel
  • Rhomberg Sersa Technology
  • Rail welding
  • Track surveying systems
  • Logistics
Tibram AG

Earth brushes for bogies

Vigier Rail AG

Concrete sleepers for different gauges for ballasted track or slab track as well as additional concrete products.

Walo Bertschinger AG, TU Infrastruktur Everything from a single source: From planning to execution, we can shoulder all-round responsibility for your projects in the Iransport sector, supply and disposal, energy and communications.