Top performance for the railway industry

with 30,000 km railway lines, more than 3,000 superstructure products and high-speed components for over 450 km/h.

Your global market leader for rail superstructure fastening components made of plastics.


Being a Q1 supplier of Deutsche Bahn and with fifty years of experience we meet any requirements regarding output, promptness and safety.

The Deutsche Bahn was our first customer. Since then and with long-term customer relationships we have steadily developed ourselves into the global market leader for injection molded parts in the rail superstructure business. Our rail fastenings, cable ducts and switch components ensure a secure freight- and passenger transport on any heavy-load- and high-speed lines worldwide, based on process reliable plastic solutions that are manufactured and assembled at our certified plants.

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  • Certification and quality assurance according to all common railway standards, such as Q1 and HPQ
  • High responsiveness through in-house mold construction and global manufacturing strategies
  • Wide product range with numerous rail fastening components for concrete-, steel- and wooden sleepers
  • Supplier of the high-speed line Beijing - Shanghai , on which an interim speed record of 450 km/h was set

Speed and axle load determine technology and material.

Our plants process virtually all common constructional thermoplastics which are suitable for superstructure thanks to their elastic and load-bearing properties. Depending on the speed and specification we select the most efficient and useful injection process, including assembly- and refinement service upon request:

  • Joint development with customers
  • Mold design and construction
  • Thermoplastic injection molding and refinement
  • Individually automated assembly solutions
  • Global logistics solutions, directly to railtracks upon request

Superstructure reference projects.

Our wide product range includes more than 3,000 rail fastening components, such as angle guided plates, intermediate pads, dowels, switch components as well as cable ducts. They prove their worth in the initial equipment of railway lines, rail reconstruction or also maintenance.

Cable ducts

for energy and data lines

Cable ducts


for the initial equipment of concrete sleepers

Initial equipment dowels


for reconstruction of wooden and concrete sleepers

Repair dowels

Angle guide plates

Safety and a long service life

Angled guide plates

Intermediate pads and plates

High resilience and optimized load distribution

Intermediate pads

Conductor rail carrier

Elektrische Isolation der "Dritten Schiene"

Conductor rail carrier
Our team

We accompany our customers along the entire value chain, from the initial idea up to the after sales service and beyond.

Bernhard Ganter

Project Manager

Bettina Böhm

Project Manager

Klaus Kinnemann

Plant Manager Wirthwein Brandenburg

Allen Li

Project Manager China

Angela Scott

Project Manager USA
Your project with Wirthwein

Get in touch with our Railway team.

You have an inquiry, require technical advice or would like us to call you back? Then please make use of our contact form, write us an e-mail or just call us.

+49 7933 702 0


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Our in-house mold design and construction makes us even more flexible.

Mold design and construction

At the beginning, there was the octagonal wooden peg for the Deutsche Bahn.

The Wirthwein story