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Holland LP

Flash-Butt Rail Welding Equipment and Track Measurement Technology

Holland is the premier provider of flash-butt rail welding equipment, service, parts, training and application knowledge.

1000 Holland Drive,
Crete, Illinois 60417-2120 Other,
United States of America

Holland is the premier provider of flash-butt rail welding equipment, service, parts, training and application knowledge. Throughout its 85-year history, Holland has been pioneering solutions to meet the needs of railroads across the world. Our success has come from our commitment to quality and innovation.

Our flash-butt rail welding equipment has an over 98% uptime, and more than 99% weld quality conformance. With over 250,000 welds made every year, we’re proud to say we’re rail welding experts.

While maintenance is key for railways across the globe, inspection is also important to find issues before they cause delays. Holland offers full track measurement solutions such as rail geometry, rail profile, and track gauge strength so you can make effective decisions for your track maintenance.

Flash-butt rail welding equipment

Holland offers the most comprehensive line of flash-butt rail welding equipment in the world, affording our customers the choice of selecting welding equipment that is most suitable for their specific application requirements.

Holland offers welding machines for stationary welding plants and for in-track applications. Our welding machines are used for applications involving new rail installation as well as maintenance welding for existing track. The application spectrum is that of the most demanding heavy wheel-load freight applications to the newest high-speed rail lines.

We offer the following welding machines:

  • H-650 (65t): high in-track production capacity
  • H-1000 (100t): greater capacity for handling the longest rail strings
  • 145-tonne super puller to allow closure welding and rail distressing in conjunction with our H-650 and H-1000 welding machines
  • G-head (80t): for welding specialty rails for overhead and portal crane applications

Versatile flash-butt welding equipment configurations

In addition to providing our customers with the most choice of flash-butt rail welding machines, Holland offers several versatile equipment configurations to help deliver the welds to the track in the most efficient and productive manner.

Skid flash-butt welder

Our skid welder supplies the basic components to perform quality flash-butt welds and allows the customer to utilise their own equipment carrier, power unit and welding machine handling apparatus.

Container welder machine

Our container welder configuration supplies the complete welding package, including power unit and welding machine manipulator, in a compact and efficient configuration. It can be used as a stationary welding machine to generate long welded rail sections or on a customer-supplied mobile carrier to deliver in-track welds.

Mobile flash-butt welding machines

The MobileWelder™ was first introduced to the industry and pioneered by Holland in 1979. This versatile flash-butt welding machine is a virtual mobile welding plant that can travel both on the rail and on the highway, and is most easily relocated from one job site to another.

The All-Terrain MobileWelder™ (ATMW) was another first for Holland. The ATMW offers the most versatility in welding; its 5.9m reach, 360° rotation and compact wheelbase allow track access at the smallest road crossings and a boom reach that allows welding of adjacent tracks. It can also travel along access roads to perform track welding from alongside the track.

Track measurement

Holland’s Argus revolutionises the world of track geometry measurement. Unlimited applications are realised when you reduce the size, weight and power requirements and packaging while increasing the versatility of geometry measurement technology.

Holland offers both contract track testing, as well as hang-on geometry systems, for your track geometry needs. Our Hang-On geometry systems offer a low-cost, low-power, and lightweight solution that is usable under any conventional hi-rail vehicle with any size trailer hitch.

Closure Welding Case Study

In order to maximise the closure process in railway welding, Holland developed the Puller Lite.

Holland LP

1000 Holland Drive

Crete, Illinois 60417-2120


United States of America

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Level 21, 55 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000