Products and concepts for
rail applications

Rail expertise: In the cockpit, between the carriages and for the running gear

Railway vehicle technology and the name HÜBNER have been joined together for decades. Wherever people are traveling by rail, HÜBNER products will be found playing a key role – connecting, sealing or cushioning as required. In transport systems around the world. 

In the preceding decades,we have made outstanding developments in the production of high-performance gangway systems. Thanks to this demonstrated expertise,we are the global leader in this area. Building on this position, in 2020 we have brought together our activities in the rail sector with the HÜBNER companies HTG, Hemscheidt and Gersys: In addition to gangway systems, HÜBNER also provides  chassis components for railway cars, entry systems for trams and cockpit display systems for rail vehicles. 

In our Material Solutions business segment we manufacture produce a wide range of products for Rail & Bus applications. Our main focus is on rubber sealing systems for doors, hatches and windows in buses, trains and special vehicles.

Distinctively demanding requirements have to be met for railway vehicles that are in daily use. The folding and corrugated bellows in these vehicles as well as other components must feature:

  • High flame resistance
  • Excellent sound insulation
  • Outstanding robustness and wear resistance
  • A long product life cycle with constant use

Finally, each railway vehicle is only as safe as the gangways that connect its various segments.

Our products live up to these demands every day in use around the world. The gangway systems we supply to our customers not only feature attractive designs but also meet all international standards and requirements generally in use – as documented by numerous certifications.

And often HÜBNER products exceed these standards in their functionality or safety aspects. This is the case, for example, for the requirements for preventive fire safety standards in materials and components (EN 45545).

With increasing mobility,the demands for protection of our environment and resources are also growing. HÜBNER innovations such as lightweight articulation systems or aerodynamically streamlined corrugated bellows for railway vehicles are making significant contributions to greater energy efficiency in public transportation – while at the same time satisfying the wish for higher speeds.

 

Uniform manufacturing standards at all production locations in all countries guarantee consistently high standards – always with the aim of putting HÜBNER expertise to use so that the customer gets the best results.

Ideas are made ready for serial production on the basis of customer specifications, or products are customized to precisely fit each customer's needs.

Current new developments include:

  • Rollable side walls
  • Especially robust articulation and bridgehead systems for trams
  • Aerodynamic wind fairing systems
  • Flame-resistant rubber profiles in accordance with fire safety standard EN 45545

The know-how present in the company has grown over decades. Through the company's involvement in diverse industries and its presence in many countries, a broad array of technological approaches and expertise are today available for implementation. Customers place their trust in this knowledge and come to the company's engineers with challenges of many different sorts.

Close contacts to our customers are key. That's why the family-owned company has followed its customers into diverse sales markets. We are represented on all five continents and in all the world's growth regions. 

In addition to the company headquarters in Kassel, Germany in the center of Europe, HÜBNER has also established major locations in Hungary, Russia, China and the USA as well as production facilities in India, Malaysia and South Africa. These locations are supported by sales partners and trade representatives in more than 30 additional countries. 

The in-house departments for research and development are continually working on improvements, including on universal vehicle articulation systems. There is also ongoing testing for new materials with optimized fire safety standards and higher environmental compatibility. 

Partnerships with leading scientific institutes support knowledge transfer and the inclusion of the latest technological developments. Product enhancements and innovations are always designed to benefit the customer. For example with color design. Now it's possible to integrate the vehicle gangways into the overall optical design of the connected bus segments. 

Another new trend is the use of translucent bellows materials. These let sunlight come into the gangway sections, creating a new and more friendly atmosphere.

Your contact

Christopher Sames

Rail Sales Manager
Tel. +49 561 998 1790

Your contact

Kai Mentel

Head of After Sales & Service
Tel. +49 561 998 2017

Our products for mainline trains

Our products for mainline trains

For mainline trains and in particular for high-speed trains we have developed a special range of products that meets the high demands required for these types of rail vehicles. Our portfolio includes a wide selection of bridges and corrugated bellows as well as practical products such as passenger protection barriers. These barriers prevent passengers from getting into the space between two railway cars that are attached to each other. And our aerodynamic wind fairing systems allow energy savings of up to 10%.

Take a look and find out more about our solutions for mainline trains.

Suburban railways, subways and metros

For suburban railways, subways and metros we have a wide range of products available – from complete gangway systems, to vandalism-resistant interior fittings and outside paneling, to quick-change window systems. Find out more about our systems and solutions - products that you have no doubt already encountered many times in public transport around the world.

 

For suburban railways, subways and metros we have a wide range of products available – from complete gangway systems, to vandalism-resistant interior fittings and outside paneling, to quick-change window systems. Find out more about our systems and solutions ­– products that you have no doubt already encountered many times in public transport around the world.

 

Product overview

Trams and streetcars

We offer a wide spectrum of systems, solutions and components for trams. We supply individual components, for example for the interior fittings and for the outer paneling ot tram vehicles as well as gangways that are available as complete systems. We also produce rubber seals for the windows and doors in trams as well as quick-change window systems. These make it possible to replace damaged window panes in just a few minutes. Find out more about all our different products and service solutions for trams.

 

Product overview

Trams and streetcars

We offer a wide spectrum of systems, solutions and components for trams. We supply individual components, for example for the interior fittings and for the outer paneling ot tram vehicles as well as gangways that are available as complete systems. We also produce rubber seals for the windows and doors in trams as well as quick-change window systems. These make it possible to replace damaged window panes in just a few minutes. Find out more about all our different products and service solutions for trams.

Product overview

Monorails

Product overview

Gangway systems for monorails feature large and comfortable passageways in the gangway area. We provide the gangway as a complete system or individual components, for example the interior and exterior paneling. Find out more about our wide range of systems, solutions and components for monorails.

 

Gangway systems for monorails feature large and comfortable passageways in the gangway area. We provide the gangway as a complete system or individual components, for example the interior and exterior paneling. Find out more about our wide range of systems, solutions and components for monorails.

 

Product overview


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