Vossloh AG

We are the global market leader in the field of rail fastening systems and produce around 50 million tension clamps per year in Werdohl – including the new M generation.

Vossloh is a global technology group founded some 140 years ago in Werdohl, Sauerland, Germany, and in the meantime focusing entirely on rail infrastructure. Rail fastening systems, concrete sleepers, switch systems and crossings as well as increasingly digital-based services for the entire life cycle of rails and switches have made Vossloh a world market leader with a systemic understanding of the rail track. Some 3,800 employees in 75 subsidiaries at more than 40 production locations in almost 30 countries work to ensure the availability of the rail track. They develop and produce durable and low-maintenance components and processes that enable efficient and predictive maintenance of the rail network. With digital-based technology, the condition of the rail can be precisely analyzed and tailored, condition-based maintenance measures recommended and implemented for customers.

In addition to Vossloh AG, which has been listed on the stock exchange since 1990 and controls all business units, Werdohl is also home to the subsidiary Vossloh Fastening Systems GmbH. In the new factory to be completed in 2021, it produces around 50 million tension clamps for rail fastening systems annually. In this sector, Vossloh is the world market leader; in switch systems, Vossloh is number 2 worldwide.

In 2022, the new M-generation tension clamp developed by Vossloh was presented to the public for the first time and caused a sensation. Thanks to its innovative geometry with outwardly bent spring arms, it has a high natural frequency, is robust and durable, and is characterized by very low life cycle costs. It also has a better carbon footprint thanks to a new micro-steel alloy, lower material usage and a more compact design.


Rail fastening systems




World wide: 3794

Germany: 788

South Westphalia: 309

Sales Volume

2022: 1046 Mio. €



Foundation of the Eduard Vossloh company in Werdohl


Engineer Karl Vossloh develops the „high-tension spring washer


Patenting of the first elastic rail fastening system


Initial public offering of the Vossloh AG Group


Acquisition of the French Cogifer Group (switch systems)


Acquisition of several service providers (welding, rail maintenance)


Acquisition of Rocla Concrete Tie Inc., USA (concrete sleepers)


Acquisition of Austrak Pty Ltd, Australia (concrete sleepers)


Vossloh AG
Vosslohstraße 4

Phone +49 2392 52-0

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