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The railway industry meets 360° joining technology

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Safety. Sustainability. Innovation.

We have supported various industry leaders in the field of railway-specific fasteners for over thirty years. As part of our 360° joining technology, we supply you with C-parts, standard parts, parts based on drawings, and Kanban solutions such as our efficient ECOSIT® system.

Böllhoff – your expert for the railway industry

The railway industry is a market with extremely demanding technical requirements based on stringent safety specifications and complex regulations. The Böllhoff Group faced up to these demanding requirements early on and was one of the first companies in the world to be certified according to IRIS. Böllhoff is actively involved in the standards of the railway industry, such as the DIN 25201-4 standard, which regulates the securing of high-strength screw connections in rail vehicle construction.

We are always aware of the latest industry trends, whether in the area of zero-emissions rail transport using hydrogen or battery trains, green logistics, lightweight construction and automation. 

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Your modules – our joining solutions

As a full-range supplier and system provider, we have products and services for every area of the railway supply chain. With our C-parts management, we deliver fasteners right through to production. These are used in various areas of the railway industry. This includes train structures and interiors, chassis and bogies as well as the body.

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PARRYPLUG® protection against tampering protects against unauthorised tampering with screw connections

The manufacture of rail vehicles is a complex process that includes several stages. When it comes to spare parts, in particular, it can take years until they are actually in use. This also applies to gear couplings, which are often affected by this problem. Due to long storage periods, there is a risk that the covers of couplings will be opened and the screw lock will become ineffective, which in turn would cause the screws to loosen during subsequent operation. To avoid this problem, effective protection is required that can prevent the coupling cover from being opened.

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A PARRYPLUG® product and a screw, in which a plug is inserted.

Your railway expert – Böllhoff competence

Take advantage of our expertise

  • Development

    Innovative capacity for fastening technology. Our experts keep up with the times and are constantly developing new solutions based on current challenges, either together with you or independently. As your experienced development partner, you can benefit from our expertise when it comes to developing new applications.

  • Validation

    Whenever you require independent testing of joints and fastenings, you can make use of our laboratory service. Our in-house test laboratory fulfils the highest standards. Certified to DIN EN ISO 17025 for physical and chemical inspections.

  • ​​​​​​​Quality

    We manufacture fasteners and assembly systems. We have more than 14 state-of-the art production facilities for the efficient manufacture of high quality products in Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, the US, Brazil, India and China.

  • Delivery

    We can take on the full delivery process of fasteners on your behalf – from scheduling to the assembly line. We guarantee timely delivery. Thanks to our worldwide logistics locations, we are there where you need us.

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Exclusively for you: our success story

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A collaborative partnership

Traffic volume has never been so high. The requirements imposed on rail vehicle manufacturers are correspondingly demanding. Increasingly shorter product cycles, the use of lighter and more environmentally friendly materials and global competition require innovative strength, efficiency and a high degree of flexibility.

The high safety requirements of the rail transport industry make rail travel the safest means of transport. We are certified according to IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) and support our customers with our in-depth knowledge of the industry and our comprehensive joining technology. The uncompromising high quality standards set by our sustainable company culture form the basis for a collaborative partnership.

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