Schaltbau is a globally operating company with over 90 years of experience that specialises in innovative components for the rail sector and industry.
Under its motto “Connect Contact Control”, Schaltbau develops and manufactures long-lasting, reliable electromechanical components and customer-specific solutions that meet the strictest safety requirements. The core business of Schaltbau consists of connectors, snap-action switches and contactors as well as a range of electrical components such as toggle switches, master controllers and complete driver’s desk equipment for a broad spectrum of applications in the rail sector as well as a number of other industries.
Contactors are required wherever high-current applications need to be switched and reliably galvanically separated (under load or load-free). They are installed, for example, in battery-driven industrial trucks, emergency power systems for telecommunications equipment and data centres, and in the traction units of locomotives and electric trains. However, demand for DC contactors is also rapidly growing for a wide range of applications in the future-oriented markets of new energy, electromobility and the DC industry. As a globally leading expert in DC switching technology, the Schaltbau brand offers innovative, customer-specific applications.
Schaltbau contactors are key components in telecommunications and railway transportation technology as well as in industrial plants and the intralogistics sector.
Snap-action switches are utilised both as safety switches and (final) position switches in a wide range of industrial applications. Its quality, reliability and great variety have made Schaltbau a world market leader for snap-action switches in the door systems of rolling stock.
The Group’s main production sites are located in Velden and Aldersbach (Germany), Saronno (Italy), Cwmbran (UK) and Xian and Shenyang (China). Based in Germany and with twelve subsidiaries or representative offices as well as over 60 sales partners, Schaltbau is present in all major economic regions worldwide.