Plasser & Theurer

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Plasser & Theurer
Type Private
Industry Railway
Founded (1953 (1953))[1]
Headquarters Linz, Austria
Key people Elisabeth Max-Theurer
Products Rail tracks maintenance machines
Revenue €217.5 million[2]
Employees 3000
Subsidiaries Deutsche Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH

Plasser & Theurer is an Austrian manufacturer of rail track maintenance and track laying machines. It is the world's largest in its segment, accounting for 6% of Austrian exports of the machinery and iron and steel construction industry.[3]


The company was established in 1953 by a group of nine people. It is a privately owned company with 30% being held by Josef Theurer, 30% by his daughter Elisabeth Max-Theurer, 20% each by Dorothea Theurer and Hans-Jörg Holleis. Currently the company is active in over 100 countries.


A Swiss Plasser & Theurer ballast tamper

Plasser & Theurer manufactures railway maintenance machines for all purposes including adjusting and tamping tracks, the installation and maintenance of overhead wires and the associated equipment.[4] Other products include railway bridge inspection and repair vehicles[5] and flash-butt welding machines.[6]


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