Your qualified and flexible partner for permanent way welding

Our aim in founding the company was to provide our customers with competent, independent, reliable and fast solutions in all questions of welding, cutting, grinding and permanent way welding.

In addition to professional advice and assistance, this includes sale of our own products and those of well-known international manufacturers as well as reliable service for all welding, cutting and grinding machines.

Today our company is specialized in manufacture and supply of a wide range of products for permanent way welding, cutting and grinding technologies.

Satisfied customers worldwide

Based on the competence and reliability of our products and employees today numerous national and international companies from various areas of rail welding are part of our clientele:

• track-laying companies

• state railways

• permanent way welding companies 

• municipalities tram operators 

• manufacturer of high rack warehouses 

• mountain rail 

• construction companies

Success through innovation

T&A Schweiß- und Schneidtechnik GmbH was founded in 1992 by two managing partners, Frank Adolph and Dr.-Ing. Kurt O. Trarbach.

Frank Adolph
Frank AdolphManaging Partner, CEO
Dr.-Ing. Kurt O. Trarbach
Dr.-Ing. Kurt O. TrarbachManaging Partner, CEO


we were the first company in Germany and in Europe to introduce partially mechanized welding process with a self-shielded flux cored wire for all types of rails, frogs, switches and crossings. Today the FCAW-ss process has become a standard method for electrical arc welding by joining and hard-facing of rails.


we introduced our newly developed self propelled submerged arc welding tractor for hard-facing and build-up of rails, particularly for grooved rails.


we launched the first data logger for recording of welding parameters during submerged arc welding.


Constant research & development

Our constant search for ways to improve provide us and our customers the leading edge. We focus especially on optimization of welding processes and increase of efficiency as well as on improved and simpler workflow. This is the reason for the great demand for our successful products over the past 25 years.