Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice


For strong tracks with a long-term guarantee

All roads lead to Paris. In the middle of the 19th century, when rail transport in Europe still consisted largely of individual routes, long-term and extensive planning was already underway in France. A star-shaped network of lines was to connect the metropolis of Paris to every town of 1,500 inhabitants or more.

In 1981, the first high-speed Train à grande Vitesse (TGV) train rolled over the French rail network between Paris and Lyon. The TGV immediately turned out to be a great commercial success and the number of passengers shot up. Modern high-speed trains and durable, efficient and safe track systems were able to offer an economic advantage in comparison to existing domestic airplane flights.

Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) offers a wide range of coordinated products and services for the modernization, maintenance and inspection of high-speed rail routes which are excellently implemented by trained specialist staff with local knowledge and the necessary qualifications. The range of products and services offered by the company founded in 2000 includes Original Thermit® welding processes together with the necessary equipment and consumables, insulated rail joints and tools & machines for work on the track. Intelligent measuring and testing solutions and sustainable concepts for grinding and welding processes enable Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) to lead railways safely and efficiently into the future. As part of the Goldschmidt Group’s global network of experts, Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) customers have access to the international experience and comprehensive range of products and services of the group which are fine-tuned and adapted to market-specific national conditions and requirements.

The national approval of the SoW-5 Original Thermit® welding process using the Smartweld Jet, the propane air burner, by the French national railway company (SNCF – Société nationale des chemins de fer français) is a further milestone in the history of Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France).

Goldschmidt service teams with highly developed, mobile equipment are quickly on site to do maintenance and repairs and implement the solutions designed in advance in a qualitative and professional manner. This is how Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) contributes to the sustainable modernization and maintenance of French railway infrastructure, helps to extend the lifecycle of rails and switches and ensures safe, trouble-free and economical rail operations.

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Maintaining rail networks in an excellent condition

The infrastructure essentially determines the safety, availability and travel comfort in the rail system.

Tracks subject to heavy wear require efficient inspection and predictive maintenance because wear and damage to switches and rails influence the efficiency of the entire rail network. Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) acts as a national partner within the global network of experts of the Goldschmidt Group and with its expertise supports future-oriented rail routes. Using leading Goldschmidt technologies for modernization, predictive maintenance and precise inspection, Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) is increasingly contributing to the economy, safety and durability of rail infrastructure and is able to find the perfect solution for every customer requirement.

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Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice (France) Sarl

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

Phone + 33 1 34 64 12 88
Fax + 33 1 84 24 03 91

Please contact us. We would be pleased to provide you with detailed information on our products and services and current projects. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your company.