South Africa

Know-how for Africas railways

A functioning rail infrastructure is an important requirement for Africa’s economic development. Goods can be transported across the continent and to the coasts faster, at lower costs and environmentally friendly. Thermitrex as a specialist for rail joining using the Original Thermit® process and experienced problem solver helps with all questions relating to the track.

The company faces up to the challenges as a strong consulting and service-oriented partner. Thermitrex, founded in South Africa in 1972, has everything customers need for the Original Thermit® welding process: Consumables manufactured in the country with the corresponding accessories, equipment, and tools and machines for rail welding.With a comprehensive range of measuring and testing solutions, Thermitrex rounds off its portfolio and thus helps customers to carry out intelligent predictive maintenance.

Welder training – always state-of-the-art using the latest methods and with the latest equipment – ensures maximum safety and effectiveness at Thermitrex partners. Thermitrex offers its customers excellent customer service and technical support in order to jointly find solutions for specific requirements. And if you need tailor-made solutions that go beyond Thermitrex’s core competence, the company can rely on the know-how and portfolio of the global Goldschmidt Group.

Extreme climatic and topographical conditions are a major challenge for track construction in Africa. There are also high mechanical loads, because the rail infrastructure is mainly used for heavy goods transport. That is why network operators and transport and construction companies rely on continuously welded tracks with Thermit® welding, the most flexible, reliable and economical welding process.

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Future market for rail transport

Know-how and experience are required to modernize and maintain the rail infrastructure in Africa.

All the more, network operators and transport companies need a national partner who reliably puts customer goals first and starts with a well-engineered expertise. Thermitrex, based in Gauteng, South Africa, is very familiar with the regional conditions and offers a large range of effective and cost-effective solutions tailored to the special needs of its partners.

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Thermitrex (Pty) Ltd.

39 David Road
Gauteng 1459 Boksburg-East
South Africa

Phone +27 11 9142540
Fax +27 11 9142547

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