About us

Partners in excellence

A world of knowledge

Pandrol defines the industry standard across rail fastening systems and aluminothermic welding. We’ve created rail infrastructure in over 100 countries with our products and services extending to designing, developing and manufacturing equipment to make constructing and maintaining railways more efficient. That means we’ve experienced just about every situation, problem, question and solution before.

At Pandrol we believe in quality above all else – a commitment that stretches from the products we make to the service we provide. We share our global knowledge so our partners can reach objectives quickly and efficiently. We invest as much time in developing our service and relationships as we do developing new solutions.

Part of…

Delachaux

A family-owned company created in 1902, the Delachaux Group is a global player in mission-critical engineered solutions

Problem solving that changes what’s possible

We encourage our customers to collaborate with us to solve their problems, and we act quickly and efficiently to keep them on track.

Our technical expertise

A History of Innovation

  • RN Clip

  • PR Clip

    The PR clip was patented in 1957 by a Norwegian railways engineer, Per Pande Rolfsen. It was his name that inspired the company name, Pandrol.

  • NABLA Clip

  • e-Clip

    The e-clip was created in 1976 by our fastening development team in Addlestone, UK. Its value-engineered design reduced the weight of clips by 40% whilst improving performance further, spurring immediate adoption across the market.

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  • One-Shot Crucible

    Invented by Patrick Bommard in Raismes in 1988, the One-Shot Crucible brought about major improvements to the quality of aluminothermic welding. The idea was to produce the steel in a disposable crucible, set directly on top of the moulds without any hardware.

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  • Fastclip FC

    In the early 1990s, contractors required a captive rail fastening system which could be delivered pre-attached to the sleeper. Fastclip FC was the first system which was both captive and could be installed with automated clipping modules, requiring no manual intervention. The success led to Fastclip FC being the preferred system in many countries, with record installation rates being achieved for both new track projects and track renewals.

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  • Vanguard

    Noise and vibration mitigation became a priority for contractors in the 1990s. In response, Pandrol developed the Vanguard system, which isolates the track from the underlying structures. The first installation was on the London Underground in 1999, and has since become the system of choice for underground and metro systems around the world.

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  • Rigid Catenary System





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  • Matweld Wireless Controlled Track Rover (USA)

  • Vortok Multi-sensor (UK)

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  • Rosenqvist EQ Axle (Sweden)

  • Pandrol Connect Welding App (France)

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Our Promise

We are motivated by maximising rail infrastructure availability, safety and lifetime value

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Our commitment

Leading by example in our practices and having a positive footprint for sustainable development

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Pandrol Executive Committee

  • Brian Forster

    Brian Forster

    Pandrol Chief Executive Officer
  • Fabrice Seewald

    Fabrice Seewald

    Pandrol Chief Executive Officer
  • Guy Talbourdet

    Guy Talbourdet

    Chairman and CEO
  • Bénédicte Peronnin

    Bénédicte Peronnin

    Human Resources Director
  • Bruno Dathis

    Bruno Dathis

    Chief Financial Officer
Executive Committee

Offices / Locations

With over 1,700 employees, operating in over 40 counties, we share our global knowledge locally

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