The Geismar Company was established in 1924 in the town of Colmar, located in the Alsace region, France. Since its incorporation, the company has been supplying tools for railway tracks maintenance.

Today, the Geismar Group is amongst the world’s leading companies in the design, manufacture and supply of machinery dedicated to track and overhead line installation, maintenance and renewal.

Geismar is largely focused on projects abroad as 90% of its turnover is achieved with customers from over 120 countries; a performance which has been  acknowledged by several government export awards.

With a team of almost 1000 employees working within factories, subsidiaries and commercial offices in France and abroad, Geismar is one of the major players contributing to the renown French Railway technological expertise.


From hand-tools to light maintenance machinery, from heavy track laying equipment to turnkey installations via overhead catenary vehicles; Geismar offers the most complete range of track and catenary equipment.

The Geismar product line is used for the construction and maintenance of all types of railroads: High Speed, Freight, Undergrounds and Light Rail Transit System, Tramways.

Company History

The company was formed in 1950 to help with the post-WW2 rebuilding of France and during that year it launched its first portable track maintenance machines. As a supplier to the French Railways (S.N.C.F) and national contractors, the company broadens its customer base to the neighbouring countries.

In 1960 Geismar develops its first heavy plant for track laying. The company extends its network in Europe with the opening of subsidiaries in Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and, Spain.

By 1970 the Geismar Grouop are pioneering new concepts with the design and manufacture of turnkey installations for rail welding and rail reclaiming. Geismar starts building a worldwide commercial network by setting up subsidiaries in South Africa, Brazil, the United States and Canada.

In the 1980's the first purpose built track motorcars and shunting vehicles are released from the company’s production line. The Group intensifies its geographical expansion, particularly in the Far East.

By the 1990's Geismar’s know-how extends to the design of electronic measuring instruments for the monitoring of track and catenary geometry. The Group expands in the former Soviet Union republics.

And in the year 2000, Geismar produces its first road rail vehicles.



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