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About PINTSCH

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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.

 

ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association

The aim of the ZVEI is to represent the interests of the German electrical and electronic industry, both nationally and internationally, in terms of technology policy, economic policy and environmental policy.

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.

 

History

This fills us with pride!

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

1843


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

 

1847


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

 

1869


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

1870


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

 

1872


Establishment of the light bulb factory in Fürstenwalde.

 

1878


Julius Pintsch is appointed Royal Prussian Commercial Councillor.

 

1900


PINTSCH develops the first mechanical barrier for the railway.

1907


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

 

1919


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

 

1924


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

 

1927


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

1929


Development and commissioning of the first electrical signalling systems.

 

1946


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

1947


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.

 

1953


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.

 

1965


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.

1967


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

Relocation of drive technology from Berlin to Dinslaken.

 

1970


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

 

1987


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

 

1994


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

 

1997


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.

2003


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

 

2006


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

 

2007


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

Establishment of PINTSCH ABEN geotherm GmbH.

 

2008


Establishment of PINTSCH BUBENZER GmbH, Kirchen/Dinslaken.

2009


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

 

2011


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

 

2012


Acquisition of Tiefenbach GmbH, Sprockhövel.

Establishment of PINTSCH TIEFENBACH GmbH, Sprockhövel, Germany.

2013


Establishment of PINTSCH BAMAG Brasil Tecnologia Ferroviária Ltda.

 

2016


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

 

2017


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

 

2018


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

 

2019


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

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