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Goldschmidt Group

Joining of Rails, Modern Track Construction, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance

Hugo-Licht-Str. 3 ,
04109 Leipzig,

Goldschmidt combines with its companies all the expertise that you need for the construction, maintenance, inspection and monitoring of your railway network.

The unique global network of experts gives you access to the international range of products and services of Goldschmidt, at your location, with your local contact person and the power of the whole group. Special expertise, excellent technical equipment and highly qualified personnel allow Goldschmidt to comprehensively implement each task with a standard high quality level worldwide.

Goldschmidt offers a comprehensive range of products and services worldwide for the joining of rails, modern construction of railway track, and inspection of your track infrastructure and its maintenance.

Original Thermit®

As the inventor and global market and technological leader in the field of Thermit® welding, for over 125 years Goldschmidt has set standards for the continuously welded track. We develop, produce and supply all of the associated equipment, machines and materials.

Thermit® welding safely and quickly connects rails of all profiles and grades.
Goldschmidt Thermit Group provides insulated rail joints for signalling and security technology.
Track measurements provide cost-effective maintenance.
Weld-tempered rails for reduced maintenance costs are available.
Road-rail vehicles are suitable for grinding work and maintenance for rails to reduce noise emissions.
A range of road-rail vehicles can be supplied.
The Profile Grinder GP 4000 D is used for precise and user-friendly reprofiling of rails.
SMARTWELD JET offers automated preheating for Thermit welding.
Goldschmidt Thermit Group can provide hydraulic power units.
TRACKSAFE LUBE is a smart rail lubricator for reducing rail wear and noise.

Insulated rail joints

Goldschmidt offers a wide range of insulated rail joints which meet the requirements of regional railways in all countries. These high-quality products contribute to the safety and reliability of railway networks worldwide.

Welding solutions

All over the world, rails are welded using Goldschmidt expertise and new rails are weld tempered: for longer service life and to ensure that all types of trains and trams run quietly, safely and environmentally friendly.

Grinding solutions

Using grinding, reprofiling and deburring machines, semi-automatic large grinding machines and road-rail grinding vehicles Goldschmidt maintains the quality of your railway tracks, quickly, efficiently and with precision. Well-trained, experienced grinding teams offer flexibility.

Measuring and testing solutions

Goldschmidt offers a comprehensive range of inspection products to identify and assess rail defects, track geometry, rail profiles and also wheel profiles. The future-oriented technologies provide precise measurement and testing results in a standard format. Whether as a hand-held inspection device or integrated with trolleys, road-rail vehicles or inspection trains, Goldschmidt enables the safety of your tracks.

Tools and machines

Goldschmidt offers first-class tools and machines for the professional execution of work on railway tracks with all available drive technologies such as gasoline and diesel engines, battery-powered motors and hydraulically driven motors. The products work efficiently, offer high performance and are user-friendly.

Road-rail vehicles

Depending on the respective application, Goldschmidt offers road-rail vehicles up to a weight of 32t, such as overhead line installation vehicles, inspection and track cleaning vehicles for public transport companies, measurement and welding vehicles, as well as heavy recovery vehicles and bridge inspection vehicles for main lines.


Goldschmidt offers you products and solutions to improve safety, availability and comfort such as rail lubrication devices to reduce rail wear and rail noise emissions, switch heating devices, and track safety systems such as rail buffers or quickly fitted magnetic track barriers.

Digital solutions

As a pioneer in the field of digitalisation Goldschmidt works on the comprehensive networking of devices, machines, road-rail vehicles and track construction sites to enable greater quality, safety, transparency and efficiency with the construction and maintenance of modern railway networks.

About Goldschmidt

The history of the Goldschmidt Group dates back to 1847 when the company Theodor Goldschmidt AG was founded. In 1895, Prof Hans Goldschmidt invented the Thermit welding method, an aluminothermic process that enables sections of rail track to be welded together continuously. This marked the beginning of modern rail transport.

In the following years, various companies were founded around the world, giving rise to a group that today boasts 1,300 employees at 24 locations worldwide.

Certificates and approvals of the Goldschmidt companies include quality management certification according to ISO 9001:2015 and AAR M-1003, environmental management system according to ISO 14011:2015, approval by all major railway companies in more than 80 countries and approval as a Q1 supplier for Deutsche Bahn AG.

Goldschmidt Holding GmbH

Hugo-Licht-Str. 3
04109 Leipzig

Elektro-Thermit GmbH & Co. KG

Chemiestr. 24 06132 Halle (Saale)

Form-Thermit Spol s.r.o.

Gromešova 6a 62100 Brno
Czech Republic

Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice GmbH

Niederlassung Essen Rotthauser Str. 142 45309 Essen

Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) Sarl

12 rue du Bois du Pont, Lot N° 27 Z.A. des Béthunes 95310 Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône

Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (Österreich) GmbH

Erlaaer Straße 161 1230 Wien

Goldschmidt Holding GmbH

Carretera de Fuencarral, 44 – Edificio 7 – Loft 20 28108 Alcobendas – Madrid


Radishcheva 19, Pushkin Saint- Petersburg 196602

Thermit Italiana s.r.l.

Via Sirtori, 11 20017 Rho Milano

Thermit Welding (GB) Ltd.

87 Ferry Lane Rainham Essex RM13 9YH
United Kingdom

Thermitrex (Pty) Ltd.

39 David Road Boksburg-East Gauteng
South Africa

Orgo-Thermit Inc.

3500 Colonial Drive North Manchester, New Jersey 08759
United States of America

Thermit do Brasil Ind. e Com. Ltda.

Rua Sargento Silvio Hollenbach 601 21530-200 Rio de Janeiro

PortaCo, Inc.

1805 2nd Avenue North Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
United States of America

Thermit China Co. Ltd.

97 Shan Xiang Road Economical Development Zone Kunshan, Jiangsu 215300

Thermit Australia Pty. Ltd.

170 Somersby Falls Road Somersby New South Wales, 2250

Thermit New Zealand Ltd.

69 Taupo Quay Wanganui 4500
New Zealand

SRS Sjölanders AB

Klövervägen 17 283 50 Osby

GRAW Sp. z o.o.

ul. Karola Miarki 12 44-100 Gliwice

PLR Prüftechnik Linke & Rühe GmbH

Altenhäuser Straße 6 39126 Magdeburg

Goldschmidt Hungary Kft.

Tavasz utca 5 Ipari park
2142 Nagytarcsa

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