Austrak Concrete Railway Sleepers / Ties
Austrak was founded in 1980. Since then, it has grown to be Australia’s largest railway sleeper manufacturer and a world-leader in prestressed concrete sleeper design and production technologies.
For more than 30 years Austrak has provided its clients with safety, certainty and engineering excellence.
In that time, it has produced in excess of 18 million sleepers and built 12 factories in Australia and overseas.
Austrak specialises in providing flexible client-oriented cost-effective solutions, including sleeper design and supply, and end to end logistics capability.
New Dubai factory
The Dubai factory is Austrak’s newest and largest facility which commenced manufacturing in January 2012 and provides capacity in a location that could serve local and international projects.
Located in the heart of the Dubai Industrial district, the factory is just a few kilometres from the Port of Jebel Ali.
Austrak has developed a specially designed sleeper pack for easy handling and maximum sleeper protection during transit. With packaging targeted to impact areas, our slingable pack enables safe and efficient loading and unloading processes.
Concrete sleepers for heavy haul
Austrak’s emphasis on research and development in sleeper design and production technologies ensures it remains at the forefront of the industry. It supplies into the heaviest and most demanding railways in the world.
Austrak has in-house design expertise to develop sleeper designs for any application in any track gauge from 9tal to 50tal, 600mm to 1,600mm gauge. The patented design approach used for developing the concrete TRS sleeper provides an innovative solution for next generation metros.
The product range includes:
- Heavy haul sleepers
- Light rail sleepers
- Special sleepers
- Turnout bearers
- Mainline sleepers
- Timber replacement sleepers (TRS)
- Level crossings
While Austrak specialises in sleeper solutions, its real product is the intellectual property tied up in its factory designs and operating systems.
Some factories have been custom-built to meet a client’s specific project needs, at times in very remote and challenging locations.
The factories operate under Austrak’s own work methods and quality assurance standards which are third party accredited to ISO 9001. The systems also comply with the requirements of ISO 14001.
Austrak owns the design of more than 12 tailor-made machines. Built-in automation improves product quality by reducing product variation concerns.
Products and Services
Murray Basin Rail Project, Victoria
Alice Springs-Darwin Rail Line Construction, Northern Territory, Australia
Hamersley Freight Line
Line operated by Queensland Rail
On August 5, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) announced that Austrak had been awarded the $50m contract to produce 500,000 new pre-stressed concrete sleepers for ARTC track upgrades. The concrete sleepers will be used as part of the concrete resleepering of the line betwRead more
The contract involves the supply of a minimum of 1.25 million sleepers and fasteners for its $2 billion North-South rail upgrade project, which will be delivered over the next three years. To meet the demand, Austrak will be manufacturing approximately 250,000 concrete sleeperRead more
At a special event in Darwin, it was announced that Austrak had won the 'top employer' award at the Northern Land Council's 2006 Employer Excellence Awards. Judges of the awards were looking for projects, companies and individuals who have made a significant difference to the lives ofRead more
The new concrete sleeper factory at Wagga Wagga, which will supply one million concrete sleepers for Australian Rail Track Corporations Ltd's (ARTC) concrete re-sleepering of the interstate rail line between Sydney and Melbourne, is proceeding on schedule and will have its first pour of concretRead more
Queensland Rail's (QR) CEO, Bob Scheuber, and the executive chairman of Laing O'Rourke Australia (the owner of Austrak), Andrew Wilson, took part in a signing ceremony at Austrak's Rockhampton factory to acknowledge the new relationship between QR and Austrak, known as the concrete sleeper supRead more