Maurice Railroad Equipment Industry List: manufacturers of components (MREILCOM)
This is a list made by Maurice Janssen (M.J.W.JANSSEN@KUB.NL)
and contains some manufacturers of components like engines, generators,
and transmission systems.
Only well known manufacturers or manufacturers that have a site
on Internet are listed.
If you have remarks, comments, updates, etc., please mail me.
When you want to send information about a manufacturer please
give the following information:
- address, location
- subsidiaries, structure
- history, date/year of establishment and end
- activitities, products nowadays
railroad equipment industry (SIC code: 3743) is made up of
establishments primarily engaged in building
and rebuilding locomotives (including frames and parts, not elsewhere
classified) of any type or gauge; and railroad, street, and rapid transit
cars and car equipment for operation on rails for freight and passenger
This list contains manufacturers per country.
2. List of the European manufacturers per country
- Anglo Belgian Company NV (ABC)
Location: Gent, Belgium
History: formed in 1912 to take over the SA des Anciens Ateliers Onghena,
which had been building gas engines since 1904.
Products: fourstroke diesel engines.
- Kiepe Elektric GmbH
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany (Kiepe Elektrik); Vienna, Austria (Kiepe Electric)
History: In 1988 Alsthom acquired full owner-ship of Kiepe Elektrik,
which was formerly a subsidiary of ACEC in Belgium. The transaction also included
the subdidiary Kiepe Electric in Vienna, Austria.
In 1996 Adtranz sold Kiepe Electric in accordance with the European
Commissions (EC) request.
Products: electric traction equipment.
- Knorr-Bremse GmbH
Location: Munich, Germany
Organization: There a many subsidiaries in the entire world.
History: Founded in 1905 by Georg Knorr.
In 1993 two independent firms were founded: Knorr-Bremse
Systeme für Schienenfahrzuege GmbH and
Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH.
- MTU (Motoren- und Turbinen Union)
Address: P.O. Box 2040, 7990 (old zip code) Friedrichshafen, Germany
In 1909 Wilhelm Maybach founded the
"Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau-GmbH" (LMG). In 1912 renamed into
"Motorenbau GmbH" and in 1918 "Maybach-Motorenbau-GmbH".
Merger between Maybach and part of Mercedes-Benz into
"Maybach Mercedes-Benz Motorenbau
GmbH" (MMB) in 1966. In 1969 the firm was renamed as
"Motoren- und Turbinen Union" (MTU).
Products: diesel engines and power systems. No trains.
2.12 The Netherlands
- Holec Machines en Apparaten
Location: Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Part of the Begemann Railgroup of the Royal Begemann Group.
Holec has about 1,000 employees and the following three main
- the development, manufacturing and delivering of regelbare
drivingsystems for railroad traffic and others
- the manufacturing and selling of rotating machines, engines,
generators and components for driving systems.
- industrial automation, for e.g. transportsystems and
Products: driving systems, generators and engines.
- Stork Maintenance and Manufacturing Services
History: In 1913 NV Nederlandse Fabriek van
Werktuigen en Spoorwegmaterieel in Amsterdam was founded.
Since 1929 it was known under the name (Stork) Werkspoor.
Since 1913 in Utrecht.
It is one of the many workcompanies of Stork N.V. and belongs
to the activity industrial service. They build components for
trams and trains.
Closed on july 1st, 1970. Mass lay-off of 1000 employees.
Location: Kolomna, former USSR
Former part of Energomachexpor
Products: diesel locomotive engines
- Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon (MFO)
Probably ABB/Adtranz nowadays.
No trains, only electric installations.
2.21 Former Yougoslavia
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The last update of this page took place on the 21th of August 1997
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