The future is inconceivable without the past. And without tradition, progress will not be possible. This insight has made PINTSCH today one of the most successful manufacturers of safety products for the railway infrastructure sector. Whether level crossing technology or interlocking or shunting technology, axle counting or point heating - all our product lines pursue one goal: Safety for the railways, safety for our fellow human beings.

Since the company was founded by Julius Pintsch over 175 years ago, our enterprise has repeatedly produced significant innovations to increase the long term safety and availability of international rail traffic. For example, around 1900 we produced the first level crossing in Germany which no longer required an operator, but was controlled by the approaching train. Technology that was met with great scepticism at the time, but which is now indispensable and - on the contrary - has been continuously developed ever since. 

Since then we have followed many new paths and have constantly expanded our range of products and services. Safety for the railways that is our mission, the manufacture of products that meet the highest safety requirements, our goal. 

Many years of experience have made the companies of the PINTSCH Group, Pintsch Bamag, Pintsch Aben and Pintsch Tiefenbach specialists in their fields. Combining these strengths by merging all the German companies in the PINTSCH Group to form PINTSCH GmbH was an important step for us towards an innovative future. 

We would like to invite you to continue to push innovation, together with us.

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Industry Associations

Embedded in a powerful network

Share common interests, pursue common goals. PINTSCH GmbH is part of a large network in which the mutual exchange of ideas promotes understanding of the respective challenges of the member companies and bundles their interests in order to rigorously develop the railway sector.


German Railway Industry Association (VDB) e.V.

The manufacturers of all the products for railway operation are combined in the VDB. For example, the manufacturers of vehicles, control and safety technology and infrastructure, including their suppliers and service providers.


Bahntechnik NRW e.V.

Bahntechnik NRW e. V. unites medium-sized companies that develop, produce and distribute vehicle components, infrastructure and control technology for the railway industry or offer services in this field.


Pro-Rail Alliance e.V.

Pro-Rail Alliance e. V. is a non-profit transport alliance committed to promoting and improving rail transport in Germany.



This fills us with pride!

PINTSCH can look back on more than 175 years of successful company history - and counting. 


Julius Pintsch founds a plumber's workshop for gas installations in a basement room in Berlin.



Production of the first gas meters of his own at the branch facility in Breslau.



A sensation: Pintsch supplies 105 light buoys for the newly opened Suez Canal.


Julius Pintsch introduces railway carriage lighting, powered by compressed oil gas to the railway.



Establishment of the light bulb factory in Fürstenwalde.



Julius Pintsch is appointed Royal Prussian Commercial Councillor.



PINTSCH develops the first mechanical barrier for the railway.


Conversion of the companies in Berlin, Fürstenwalde and Frankfurt to Julius Pintsch AG.



More than 350,000 railway carriages are equipped with Pintsch lighting.



Merger of Berlin-Anhaltische Maschinenbau AG (B.A.M.A.G.) with Franz Megiun AG to form Bamag Meguin AG.



Julius Pintsch AG acquires 60% of the shares in Bamag Meguin AG.


Development and commissioning of the first electrical signalling systems.



After the war: establishment of Julius Pintsch West-KG with headquarters in Frankfurt, Erkrath and Hamburg.


Establishment of the Dinslaken facility on the city's former cattle yard. Product range: Carbon pressure voltage regulators, converter systems, rotary piston gas meters, railway carriage equipment, signal construction, navigation signals, control and regulation systems for drive technology.

The first trade fair in Hannover was powered with carbon pressure voltage regulators and a power converter.



Merger of the KGs from Konstanz, Dinslaken, Berlin, Cologne and Butzbach to form the AG with approx. 5,500 employees and headquarters in Butzbach. Main business areas: Process engineering, metallurgy, traffic engineering, signalling technology etc.



First maritime conference after the war in Rome with PINTSCH BAMAG participating.

Delivery of the first electronic signalling system for level crossing protection to Deutsche Bundesbahn.


PINTSCH BAMAG AG is taken over by Baron Hans-Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Relocation of drive technology from Berlin to Dinslaken.



Dinslaken facility is taken over by Maschinenfabrik STROMAG GmbH, Unna. PINTSCH BAMAG Antriebs- und Verkehrstechnik GmbH is established.



Acquisition of PINTSCH BAMAG Antriebs- und Verkehrstechnik GmbH by Schaltbau GmbH, Munich.



Establishment of the subsidiary PINTSCH ABEN with headquarters in Maarssen, Netherlands - main focus: Point heating systems.



The production of the sister company GEZ, Frankfurt is taken over.

The warning technology product group is taken over from the sister company Wandel & Goltermann Kommunikationselektronik, Eningen.


The pantograph product group is taken over from the sister company InfoSystems, Wuppertal.



Sale of the pantograph product group to FERRAZ SHAWMUT, France.



Purchase of BUBENZER BREMSEN Gerhard Bubenzer Ing. GmbH, Kirchen-Wehbach.

Establishment of PINTSCH ABEN geotherm GmbH.



Establishment of PINTSCH BUBENZER GmbH, Kirchen/Dinslaken.


Establishment of Shenyang PINTSCH BAMAG Transportation & Energy Equipment Co., Shenyang, China.



Transfer of the Maritime Navigation Division to PINTSCH ABEN B.V..



Acquisition of Tiefenbach GmbH, Sprockhövel.

Establishment of PINTSCH TIEFENBACH GmbH, Sprockhövel, Germany.


Establishment of PINTSCH BAMAG Brasil Tecnologia Ferroviária Ltda.



Sale of the Warning Technology Product Division to the Swedish Standby Group.



Spin-off of the Mobile Transport Technology Division as SCHALTBAU REFURBISHMENT, business focus now exclusively on railway infrastructure.



Sale of PINTSCH BUBENZER to a company of Dellner Brakes AB (part of the Swedish Dellner Group).



Merger of the Pintsch companies PINTSCH BAMAG, PINTSCH ABEN and PINTSCH TIEFENBACH to form PINTSCH GmbH.




Acquisition of Wolber Antriebstechnik GmbH and renaming to PINTSCH WOLBER GmbH.