Material solutions for Rail & Bus

A terrific team

Buses, trains and the name HÜBNER have been joined together for decades. Wherever people are traveling by public transport, whether in local systems or between cities, HÜBNER products are there providing key functionality – connecting, sealing, cushioning or protecting as required.

At 13 locations around the world, more than 1,000 employees in HÜBNER's Material Solutions business segment are working on solutions for customers. In the area of bus and rail applications, production focal points are rubber sealing systems for doors, hatches and windows in buses, trains and special vehicles. Finger protection profiles are specially developed and produced for different applications directly in accordance with customer wishes. With door profiles for touchless passenger protection or with LED light strips for better guidance of passengers, HÜBNER is moving forward with exciting new innovations for the bus and rail industry. 

 

GWU brings new power to HÜBNER

The GWU Group has been part of HÜBNER since the beginning of 2019. With the acquisition, the HÜBNER unit Material Solutions gained significant new capacities. The industrial logic behind this merger was thoroughly convincing: While HÜBNER is the leading company in the area of elastomer sealing systems for doors and windows for railway vehicles, GWU has established a similarly dominant position in the bus industry.

Together the two companies are now the leaders in the area of door sealing and safety systems for the whole public mobility sector. This is a position that HÜBNER already occupies in the area of gangway systems for buses and trains in its Mobility business segment.

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Our elastomer solutions

Rubber and silicone products protect, absorb, seal and insulate – whether as delicate precision components or as seals weighing as much as several kilograms. For decades, HÜBNER has been successfully processing rubber for the complete range of applications in bus and train construction. HÜBNER experts have approximately 600 different compound formulas at their disposal as they develop customized rubber-based solutions. The company's offerings range from consultation, to design, to production – from the prototype to regular serial production. 

Our rubber profiles are available featuring punched-out and cut-out sections, molded-on parts, shape-molded corners and preheated radial connections. The product range includes window sealing systems and frames, hatch seals, door and flap seals, suspension elements as well as elastic bearings to absorb harmful or disruptive vibrations.

Product solutions made of plastics

We also have decades of experience in the field of plastics manufacturing. From development of molded parts to prototypes to full series production –  our experts support the entire manufacturing process. 

Our portfolio includes fiber reinforced plastic components (FRP), an economical fiber composite that has many possible applications with its high quality stability. Its non-corroding properties are particularly advantageous in the mobility sector. In addition, we manufacture durable, lightweight and wear-resistant injection molded plastic parts that can be used in power guidance systems, in couplings or ducts.  Our wide range of polyurethane products include shock absorbing fronts for trams and parts for tram interiors in varying degrees of hardness.

We also have decades of experience in the field of plastics manufacturing. From development of molded parts to prototypes to full series production –  our experts support the entire manufacturing process. 

Our portfolio includes fiber reinforced plastic components (FRP), an economical fiber composite that has many possible applications with its high quality stability. Its non-corroding properties are particularly advantageous in the mobility sector. In addition, we manufacture durable, lightweight and wear-resistant injection molded plastic parts that can be used in power guidance systems, in couplings or ducts.  Our wide range of polyurethane products include shock absorbing fronts for trams and parts for tram interiors in varying degrees of hardness.

Product overview

Your Contact

Christoph Heuser

Head of Business Unit Rail & Bus
Tel. +49 561 998 1141